It's a busy fall at Shevek & Co. Restaurant in downtown Silver City. On Oct. 5 at 11 a.m., Chef Shevek offers a Greek cooking class. His French cooking class, also featuring a complete dinner, will be repeated on Nov. 9 at 11 a.m. due to popular demand. For both, pre-registration is required and the class is limited to eight students. Call 534-9168 or email email@example.com; see thekissmethodgourmet.com/classes.html for more information. On Nov. 1 at 6:30 p.m., Shevek & Co. will offer a tasting dinner featuring six Day of the Dead- and Halloween-themed beers paired with Mediterranean foods. Reservations strongly recommended; see details at silver-eats.com/events.html. 602 N. Bullard St.
Tre Rosat is no longer open on Sundays for brunch, which is now served only on Saturdays. 304 N. Bullard St., 654-4919.
The Silver City Food Co-Op is now open on Sundays, beginning Oct. 6. Hours are 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 520 N. Bullard St., 388-2343, www.silvercityfoodcoop.com.
Eat Your Heart Out is going barbecue, with the Oct. 7 opening of Eat Your Heart Out Barbecue, featuring classics like brisket and pulled pork, green chile chicken sandwiches and even a "BBQ Pork Sundae." Hours for eat-in or take-out are Mon.-Fri. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. The popular catering business will also continue at the same location, 800 W. Market in Silver City. 313-9005, firstname.lastname@example.org, cateringonmarket.com.
The Silver City Masonic Lodge will be sponsoring a Chili Challenge to find the best homemade chili in the area. It's now looking for contestants and judges. The actual challenge will be held Sunday, Nov. 10, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the lodge, 11 Ridge Road. Call 654-5102 for details.
Near Lake Roberts, Spirit Canyon Lodge will be open on Saturdays this fall and winter from 12-3 p.m., serving German food and a full menu. 684 Hwy. 35, 536-9459, www.spiritcanyon.com.
In Las Cruces, the invasion of chain eateries continues, with Famous Dave's barbecue reportedly planning to open a location there. On the other hand, the Fox's Pizza Den franchise at 1340 E. Lohman has closed.
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