Silver City's espresso institution, Yankie Creek Coffee House, is going through another change, with new owners Barbara Gramling and Terry Sheffield. They're taking over from Greg Bond and MaryAnn Marlar, who will continue to own Vicki's Eatery. The coffee house, at 112 W. Yankie St., was originally A.I.R. Coffee. Gramling and Sheffield met in Alaska; initially she'll be running the coffee shop with veteran barista Dale Rucklos while Sheffield wraps up things in Alaska.
In other Silver City java news, Three Dogs Coffeehouse, downtown at 503 N. Bullard, has closed.
Dads dining at Shevek & Co. on Father's Day, Sunday, June 16, will receive a complimentary glass of wine or dessert. Then the restaurant will hold a Middle East Wine Tasting Dinner on Friday, June 21, at 6:30 p.m., featuring six courses of foods from Israel, Lebanon, Jordan and Syria with optional matched wines. Wine expert Bob Geitgey will be in attendance to discuss the wines. $80 per person ($45 without the wines). More information at silver-eats.com. On Saturday, June 29, Chef Shevek will hold a Middle East Cooking Class at 11 a.m., teaching all the dishes from the Middle East Tasting Dinner. Attendance at the dinner is not required, but preregistration is. More details at thekissmethodgourmet.com. 602 N. Bullard St., 534-9168.
Little Toad Creek in Lake Roberts plans musical evenings in June, plus a 4th of July Backyard BBQ next month. Performers will be Edie and Diane on June 1, Greg Renfro and Charlie Alfero on June 7 and Bob Einwick on June 21. 1122 Hwy. 35, 536-9649, littletoadcreek.com.
Las Cruces welcomes yet another Mexican eatery, El Ahuua's, in the plaza at 1001 E. University Ave., near the corner of University and Espina. Hours are daily 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. 556-9484.
K-Bob's, familiar to steakhouse fans from its half-dozen New Mexico locations including Socorro and T or C, is coming to Las Cruces. The regional restaurant chain will take over the former Dickey's Barbecue Pit site at 1660 S. Valley Dr.
Another chain, Five Guys Burgers, plans to open a Las Cruces location this fall near the Mesilla Valley Mall.
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