Stuck at home with nothing to do? Why not learn a little more about Las Cruces by visiting us online. You can read our current issue, including more about Dry Point Distillers and the local yarn shops stocking our local creatives, along with archived issues and more, at TheNeighborsMagazine.com!
Dry Point Distillers exempt from closures, offering hand sanitizer
As cases of coronavirus continue to rise statewide, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced she was officially extending the state’s emergency stay-at-home order from April 10 until April 30, and added liquor stores, automobile dealerships, and payday lenders to the list of non-essential businesses that must stop in-person operations.
However, craft distilleries are exempt from the governor’s new orders, meaning locally owned liquor makers statewide — including our very own Dry Point Distillers — will continue to sell package liquor; Dry Point has also shifted over part of its operations to making something even more coveted than a stiff craft cocktail: hand sanitizer.
Demand has been high, but Chris Schaefer and crew have been putting in overtime to keep up. However, shipment of caps for the bottles just arrived, and the folks at Dry Point announced they’ve upped the limit from 4 to 8 ounces per household, available for $8.
Package liquor and hand sanitizer are available from noon to 4 p.m. daily, while supplies last. To check availability, call 575-652-3414 or visit Dry Point Distillers on Facebook.
Local yarn shops keep crafters crafting
While the hobbyless among us are unsure what to do with all this newfound free time, knitters, weavers and other fiber artists have plenty of time to finish any lingering projects; the rest of us have plenty of time to learn! Luckily, some of the area’s local yarn shops — LYS to the in-the-know — are keeping crafters supplied.
Judy at The Yarn Emporium in Deming is giving customers free shipping on mail orders; Mesa Vista Winery Tasting Room (915-494-7248) in Anthony offers curbside pickup of wine and Mayaluna Yarn; and you can contact usual farmers market vendor Fistful of Fiber (575-649-7935) in Las Cruces about buying hand-dyed yarn. Call or visit them online, then get crafting!
Find out more about these four great, local businesses in the March/April 2020 edition of Neighbors Magazine; read it now at theneighborsmagazine.com.
Free home entertainment
As Las Cruces and the rest of New Mexico remains under the “stay home, work safe” order and we adjust to the new norms of staying home and social distancing, many find themselves with too much time on their hands — here’s a few suggestions to pass it:
— If you’re younger than 50 years old, odds are good one of your earliest introductions to reading was through the colorful, collage children’s book The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Sure to please kids — and the kid in all of us — renowned author, designer and illustrator Eric Carle reads his award-winning book HERE.
— Although the State of New Mexico’s many museums and historic sites are closed, the Museum Foundation of New Mexico is offering virtual tours of its Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, Museum of International Folk Art, New Mexico History Museum and New Mexico Museum of Art online HERE.
— Singer-songwriter, musician, actress, author and all-around national treasure Dolly Parton kicked-off her 10-book weekly bedtime story series Goodnight with Dolly on April 2 with a reading of The Little Engine that Could. In this week’s episode, Dolly reads her award-winning children’s book Coat of Many Colors, based on her classic country tune; watch the series HERE.
— As the host of the long-running PBS program Reading Rainbow, Levar Burton introduced generations to a love of literature; now, he’s returning to form. On his new series Levar Burton Reads, Burton brings to life stories from acclaimed authors including Toni Morrison, Ray Bradbury, Neil Gaiman, Octavia Butler, Haruki Murakami, and many others. Start listening HERE. Take a look, it’s in a book…
— Premium “not TV” network HBO has made nearly 500 hours of shows and movies available to stream for free, including nine full series — including award-winning prestige dramas like Six Feet Under, The Sopranos, and Succession and comedies like Veep, Silicon Valley, and Barry — along with 10 docuseries and documentaries. and 20 Warner Bros theatrical releases. Download the HBO GO or HBO NOW apps on your cellular or streaming device, or watch on your computer HERE.
Subhead: What’s cookin’?
Even though their dining rooms are closed, a number of favorite Las Cruces restaurants are still serving via delivery — either in-house, or with apps like UberEats, Grubhub, OrangeCrate, and DoorDash — and carryout. In times like these, your support of local businesses and their employees is crucial. Below are some Las Cruces restaurants still cooking in these trying times:
Andele Restaurante: Order online or 575-526-1271
Aqua Reef Euro-Asian Cuisine: GrubHub, DoorDash
Beck’s Roasting House & Creamery: 575-556-9850
Boba Cafe & Cabaret: UberEats, DoorDash, LoDel, OrangeCrate
Caliche’s Frozen Custard: LoDel. UberEats
Chachi’s Express: 575-522-7322
Chala’s Wood Fire Grill: 575-652-4143
Chilitos Restaurant: GrubHub, LoDel
Corner Deli: Las Cruces Delivery Solutions
D. H. Lescombes Winery & Bistro: UberEats
Day’s Hamburgers: GrubHub, LoDel, 575-523-8665
Dick’s Café: OrangeCrate, 575-524-1360
El Patrón Café and Catering: DoorDash, OrangeCrate, GrubHub, LoDel
El Sombrero Patio Café: Chow Now, DoorDash, GrubHub, LoDel
Hacienda de Mesilla: 575-652-4953
Jim Bob’s BBQ: 575-302-2685
La Posta De Mesilla: 575-524-3524
Lorenzo’s Italian Restaurant: 575-521-3505
Luna Rossa Winery and Pizzeria: OrangeCrate, DoorDash, UberEats
Mama B’s Restaurant: 575-680-0201
Matteo’s Mexican Food: LoDel, GrubHub
Miguel’s Restaurant: Las Cruces Delivery Solutions
Mix Pacific Rim: LoDel, Orange Crate, 575-532-2042
Pecan Grill & Brewery: 575-521-1099
Pastaggio’s Italian Cuisine & Pizza by Lorenzo: 575-522-5522
Picacho Coffee Roasters: Order online
Pizza Palazzo: 575-382-4554, OrangeCrate, LoDel
Roadrunner Pizza: 575-522-3600
Salud de Mesilla: 575-323-3548
Santorini Mediterranean Cuisine: 575-521-9270
Sunset Grill: 575-521-1826
Sushi Freak: OrangeCrate, DoorDash, 575-222-0496
Taqueria Las Catrinas: OrangeCrate, Doordash, GrubHub, LoDel
The Pit Stop 292 Café: UberEats
Urban Café: LoDel