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Table Talk

Just weeks after closing, Three Dogs Coffeehouse at 503 N. Bullard St. in downtown Silver City has reopened under new ownership. Trudy Simon, who moved here with her husband from Utah two years ago, was a customer of the coffee shop and decided to buy the place not long after Melissa Amaris hung up the "Closed" sign. In addition to coffee, the eatery will serve baked goods, plus sandwiches and wraps for lunch. Hours are Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m.-2 p.m., and closed Sunday. 388-1639.

Shevek & Co. Restaurant in downtown Silver City will feature another wine-tasting dinner on Friday, July 19, at 6:30 p.m., pairing international wines with six courses of North African food. Reservations highly recommended. $80 per person ($45 food without wines). 602 N. Bullard St., 534-9168, www.silver-eats.com.

Little Toad Creek in Lake Roberts will bring back the area's popular Hummingbird Festival, July 20-21. The festival will feature live entertainment and guest speakers, including local author and archeologist Marilyn Markel, as well as an eyeful of migrating hummers. 1122 Hwy. 35, 536-9649, www.littletoadcreek.com.

La Esperanza Vineyard & Winery in the Mimbres will celebrate its fourth birthday on August 3, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., with live music and food from Acosta Farms. Royal John Mine Road off Hwy. 61, (505) 259-9523, www.laesperanzavineyardandwinery.com.



Patrons looking for La Guadalupana Mexican restaurant at 125 S. Campo St. in Las Cruces will be in for a surprise: The eatery has moved to 930 El Paseo Road. Hours are Tuesday-Saturday 8 a.m.-8 p.m. and 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Sundays. 523-5954.

And fans of Lemongrass Thai Cuisine in Las Cruces will be completely disappointed, as the restaurant at 2540 El Paseo Road has closed. In closing the restaurant after 15 years, owner Kimberly Ming cited health problems and a desire to spend time with her mother, who is nearly 100, in Thailand.

Also closing its doors is the Main Street Bistro & Alehouse in downtown Las Cruces. Gary Ebert, co-owner with Anne Marie Boardman, likewise blames health issues for the decision to close. The restaurant opened in November at what was formerly the site of La Iguana, 139 N. Main St.

Meson de Mesilla will be featured on the Fox reality show "Hotel Hell," starring Gordon Ramsey, this fall.



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