+
Restaurants & Bars

Quick trip to Las Cruces, NM

digga | Mar 10, 201102:30 PM     4

Boston 'hound here...We were in town this past weekend for a wedding, so most of our meals were planned (I won't report on those).

Saturday: Breakfast at The Bean. We loved this place! It was kind of ghost town-like outside and then the 10 of us walked into the Bean. I was amazed to find it packed and quite convivial! The coffee drinkers loved the coffee roaster. My loose green tea was good and the diffuser (a rubber ducky) was the talk of the town - too cute for words, really! My just-ok everything bagel was made tasty by the smooth cream cheese blend and very ripe tomato slices. Can't remember what hubby had.

We spent a few hours at White Sands (what a sight!) and headed to Lincoln National Forest. On the way, we stopped at Eddie's Burritos for lunch. What a find! I combined chile relleno + rice in a burrito and it was definitely greater than anything we can get back east. Nice variety at the salsa bar - I particularly liked the red salsa and the pico de gallo was fresh and pert. Everyone seemed to enjoy their food and their TALL Mexican Cokes in real bottles.

Saturday rehearsal dinner at La Posta.

Sunday breakfast again at the Bean. My Good Morning muffin was perfect - low fat, but full of nuts and carrot. Not too sweet, which I was afraid of. Oolong tea was a delight. B's steel-cut oatmeal with local pecans, banana and something else (blueberries?) hit the spot. Sunday lunch catered by Josefina's was fine - sustenance for the bridal party as they got ready. The sandwiches had meat so I didn't have any. I must say, the staff were very accommodating! Sunday wedding feast at Double Eagle.

We hope to return to delve more deeply in that corner of the world and to try more restaurants!

-----
Double Eagle
2355 Calle De Guadalupe, Mesilla, NM 88046

La Posta
201 W 2nd St, Roswell, NM 88201

Want to stay up to date with this post? Sign Up Now ›

More from Chowhound

Celebrate Rage Baking with a Recipe for Buttermilk Pie
Food News

Celebrate Rage Baking with a Recipe for Buttermilk Pie

by Amy Schulman | In this politically charged climate, oftentimes we feel helpless. The polar ice caps are melting...

11 Romantic Risotto Recipes Perfect for Valentine's Day
Recipe Round-Ups

11 Romantic Risotto Recipes Perfect for Valentine's Day

by Shelly Westerhausen | Although risotto is one of the simplest meals you could whip up, there is something undeniably fancy...

Pasta Loves Vodka: 7 Variations on a Classic Pairing
Recipe Round-Ups

Pasta Loves Vodka: 7 Variations on a Classic Pairing

by Chowhound Editors | A sauce of canned tomatoes tempered with cream is a no brainer for pasta. This recipe, however, which...

How to Make Chocolate Mousse
How To

How to Make Chocolate Mousse

by Miki Kawasaki | It’s not often that you run across a homemade dessert that can be made easily and on a whim (save...

Get fresh food news delivered to your inbox

Sign up for our newsletter to receive the latest tips, tricks, recipes and more, sent twice a week.