As promised in this space, Little Toad Creek Brewery & Distillery has opened a second location in downtown Silver City, in the Bullard and Broadway space formerly occupied by Isaac's. The year-round location will offer the same craft-distilled liquor and beers as the original in Lake Roberts (currently closed for the winter), as well as a full food menu. The historic downtown building housed Isaac's from 2006 until it closed in 2012. Before that it was home to Old World Bakery. 200 N. Bullard St.
The Curious Kumquat in Silver City has announced the winners of its Grant County Food Artisan contest, with a $500 cash prize for the winner. The purpose of the contest was to find the top home-based food artisan who is canning, preserving, curing or making foods using local ingredients. More than 30 entries were received with items ranging from pickles and preserves to wine and juices. The winner was Anna Willhite, with spiced cabbage; runner-up was Mary Chevalier, India relish, with second runner-up Mary Willhite, pickled beets.
Meanwhile in Las Cruces, the invasion of chain eateries continues. The city's second Dunkin Donuts franchise recently opened at 3835 E. Lohman Ave., between Jason's Deli and Pioneer Bank.
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