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2016 Thanksgiving Weekend in Sierra County


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.

Elephant Butte Craft Show

Small Business Saturday

Deck of Cards Sneak Peek Party

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
    Eggplant Parmigian
    Roasted Turkey
    Prime Rib

    Buttermilk Whipped Potatoes
    Macaroni & Cheese
    Truffled Butternut Squash Soup
    Traditional Stuffing
    Stuffed Artichokes
    Turkey Gravy
    Cranberry Sauce
    Broccolini Salad
    Braised Swiss Chard
    Stuffed Crimini Mushrooms
    Herbed Ricotta Polenta
    Mixed Green Salad
    Haricot Verts
    Tuscan Breads
    Caramelized Yams

    Pumpkin Pie
    Pecan Pie
    Crème Brûlée Spoons

    bruschetta on the patio at cafe BellaLuca
    301 S. Jones
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    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 Sunday
    CLOSED: Tuesday


  • A Little Slice of Heaven will serve a home-made Thanksgiving dinner from 1-5pm.

    $13.50 per person

    Mashed potatoes
    Cranberry sauce

    Snack tray

    Berry pie
    Pumpkin pie
    Cherry pie

    A Little Slice of Heaven
    313 North Broadway

    Breakfast burritos, sandwiches, veggie burgers and other gluten-free and vegetarian options. Bullet-proof coffee and a sunny outdoor patio.

    OPEN: Thursday through Saturday 12-10pm
    CLOSED: 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:

    Pumpkin 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

    The Restaurant at Sierra Grande Lodge
    501 McAdoo
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    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-9pm
    CLOSED: 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.”

    2255 N. Date St

    Affordable, 24/7 diner, just off I-25 on the north end of Truth or Consequences.

    OPEN: 24/7/365
    CLOSED: never!
    Johnny B's Restaurant
    2260 N. Date Street

    Family owned and operated by Johnny and Jackie Baca. Delicious “Homerun Cooking” and friendly service.

    OPEN: 6am-8pm daily
    CLOSED: major holidays


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