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The Green Turtle Noshery has opened in the space in The Hub in downtown Silver City recently vacated by Peace Meal Deli. It serves "various and sundry baked goods made fresh each day with quality, organic ingredients," with "a modest breakfast and lunch menu" plus brunch on Sundays. Hours are Thursday-Saturday, 6:30 a.m.-2 p.m., and Sunday, 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m. 200-6895. Also in the works in The Hub is a new pizza restaurant, Forrest's Pizza, complete with gourmet pizza oven.

Streetside Food is the name of that new little red food truck at the intersection of College and Bullard in Silver City. It serves a "meandering menu" of lunches including Asian curries, sesame noodles and fresh spring rolls, Monday-Saturday, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. ("or until the food runs out"). Silver City's Gil-A Beans coffeeshop is now featuring mini-doughnuts. 1304 N. Bennett St.

Café Oso Azul at Bear Mountain Lodge will have a Father's Day Brunch, June 15, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Reservations are a must. 60 Bear Mountain Ranch Road, 538-2538, bearmountainlodge.com.

Shevek & Co. restaurant in downtown Silver City reopens after spring cleaning and renovation on June 6. On Friday, June 27, at 6:30 p.m. a wine-tasting dinner will feature six courses of Italian food matched with appropriate Italian wines. Reservations highly recommended. $80 per person ($45 food without wines). 602 N. Bullard St., 534-9168, silver-eats.com.

Work has started on the new Wing Daddy's restaurant on Telshor Boulevard in Las Cruces, across from Mesilla Valley Mall.



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