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Silver City's Curious Kumquat will be hosting a Turn the Tables dinner on Tuesday, April 1. Lead server Sonia Guardiana will be preparing a special menu while Chef Rob Connoley will be serving the food. Reservations required. Down the street, Tres Rosat will have a Turn the Tables dinner of its own (304 N. Bullard St., 654-4919). Then on Sunday, April 13, at 2 p.m., Farzana Curmally will be teaching an Indian cooking class at Curious Kumquat. Registration is required and costs $35, which includes a full meal at the end of the class. 111 E. College Ave., 534-0337.

Downtown Silver City's Three Dogs Coffeehouse has new hours for spring and new Vietnamese iced coffee. You can sample it Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-4 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; and Sunday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. 503 N. Bullard St.



Also with new seasonal hours downtown is Shevek & Co., beginning April 14: Monday-Tuesday, 5-9 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 5-9:30 p.m.; Sunday, 5-9 p.m. Closed Wednesday and Thursday. 602 N. Bullard St., 534-9168.

The Mimbres is getting a new food destination, Valle Mimbres Market, opening April 8. The store will feature organic produce (locally grown in season), natural groceries and bulk foods. Hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 2739 Hwy. 35, 574-7069.

The new K-Bob's Steakhouse at 1660 S. Valley Dr. in Las Cruces should be open by the time you read this. It's the former site of Dickey's Barbecue Pit. The regional chain eatery joins other New Mexico K-Bob's locations in Truth or Consequences, Socorro, Farmington, Las Vegas and Raton.

The Denny's restaurant chain is expanding in Las Cruces, with a new restaurant to be built off Hwy. 70, near Highland Elementary, opening as soon as this fall. It would be the city's second Denny's, following the eatery at 740 S. Main St.


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