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Breakfast is back on the weekends at Vicki's Eatery in downtown Silver City. Vicki's is now serving breakfast on Saturdays, 7-10:30 a.m., followed by lunch from 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m., and breakfast on Sundays, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. 315 W. Texas, 388-5430.

Billy's will be serving a special buffet all day on Mother's Day, May 11, with brunch from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. ($15) and prime rib from 4-8 p.m. ($22). Hwy 180E, 388-1367.

Mother's Day brunch at Café Oso Azul at Bear Mountain Lodge is 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 60 Bear Mountain Ranch Road, 538-2538

Longtime downtown Silver City coffee spot Java the Hut, in the Hub on Bullard, has closed.

Shevek & Co. will be open for the Tour of the Gila, with its regular menu plus a special competitors menu. On Mother's Day, May 11, moms get a complimentary dessert or glass of wine. The restaurant will be serving dinner (reservations recommended) May 23-26 throughout the Blues Festival and Memorial Day weekend. The restaurant will then be closed May 27 through June 5 for renovation and cleaning, re-opening Friday, June 6. 602 N. Bullard St., 534-9168.

Little Toad Creek in downtown Silver City will host a wine party on May 10, 3-9 p.m. Sample 30 -plus New Mexico wines and listen to live music by Greg, Kevin & Charlie at 4 p.m. 200 N. Bullard St., 956-6144. Up in Lake Roberts, Little Toad Creek Inn & Tavern celebrates Mother's Day, May 11, with a gourmet brunch, 10 a.m.-7 p.m, Then on Memorial Day, May 26, the "Country Toad" has brunch and an "Extreme Croquet Tournament," Bloody Mary bar and live music starting at 1 p.m. 1122 Hwy. 35, 536-9649

Mimbres Valley Brewing Co. in Deming has closed its doors.

K-Bob's is now officially open at 1660 S. Valley Dr. in Las Cruces, 525-2525.

Although the Quiznos sandwich-shop chain has filed for bankruptcy, the location at 2240 E. Lohman Ave. in Las Cruces will reportedly stay open.



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