The Thanksgiving holiday (Thursday November 24) typically brings a lot of new faces to Truth or Consequences and Sierra County.
Hotels are often fully booked so if you haven’t made a reservation yet, hurry (see all our hotels here)!
If your trip to Sierra County means sticking around all weekend, check out the Arts & Crafts Fair at the Elephant Butte RV Resort on Friday November 26, or take part in Small Business Saturday, your opportunity to support local small businesses around the county. Saturday night, there’s a party at Rio Bravo Fine Art Gallery celebrating a special art show of 52 “art cards” created by local artists. Tickets are $10.
Of course our fast food restaurants will be open, and we’re hearing that Grapevine Bistro will be open 10am-4pm serving a “traditional Thanksgiving dinner” complete with “a weird uncle to make everyone feel at home.”
Otherwise, here are the local restaurant options (that we know of, always have to throw in that disclaimer) and their menus.
cafe BellaLuca will serve a Thanksgiving Buffet from 11am-3pm.
Cost is $37 per adult / $18 for kids 6-12 / under 5 free.
Reservations are recommended. Call 575-894-9866.
Herb Crusted Salmon
Buttermilk Whipped Potatoes
Macaroni & Cheese
Truffled Butternut Squash Soup
Braised Swiss Chard
Stuffed Crimini Mushrooms
Herbed Ricotta Polenta
Mixed Green Salad
Crème Brûlée Spoons
A la minute Italian, fresh seafood, pizza, calzones, sandwiches, steaks. Extensive wine and beer lists with organic options. Thanksgiving Buffet served annually.OPEN: 12-9 Monday, Wednesday Thursday; 12-10 Friday, Saturday; 12-8 SundayCLOSED: Tuesday
A Little Slice of Heaven will serve a home-made Thanksgiving dinner from 1-5pm.
$13.50 per personTurkey
Breakfast burritos, sandwiches, veggie burgers and other gluten-free and vegetarian options. Bullet-proof coffee and a sunny outdoor patio.OPEN: Thursday through Saturday 12-10pmCLOSED: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
The Restaurant at Sierra Grande Lodge will offer two seating times: noon and 5 pm.
Cost is $48 per adult / $28 per child (age 12 and younger).
Coffee, tea and sodas are included; guests over 21 receive one free mimosa.
Please call to reserve and for more information.
Some of their Thanksgiving offerings include:SOUP
Traditional Roast Turkey and Classic Gravy
Honey Glazed Heavenly Ham
Pan Fried Salmon with Citrus Beurre Blanc
Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Cranberry Orange Sauce
Bread Stuffing with Dried Cranberries and Pecans
Mesilla Green Chile Red Skin Potatoes with Asadero
Haricot Vert (French Green Beans) with Feta
Southwestern Rice Pilaf with Orzo
Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Spiced Maple Sauce
Caramel Apple Pie, Pumpkin Pie, Pecan Pie, Red Velvet Cake
Chocolate Mosaic Cake, and more
Newly opened in January of 2015, under the management of Executive Chef Taffy Glenn. Open every day for breakfast & dinner, with beer, wine and occasional special events.OPEN: Daily 7-11am and 5pm-9pmCLOSED: Daily 11am-5pm.
Traditional Thanksgiving fare—turkey, stuffing, cranberries, pumpkin pie and more—will be available just off I-25’s Exit 75, in “uptown Truth or Consequences.”
Affordable, 24/7 diner, just off I-25 on the north end of Truth or Consequences.OPEN: 24/7/365CLOSED: never!