Archive for July, 2009
Who: The Mesilla Valley Fine Arts Gallery
What: Hosting two local ambassadors to the art world
When: July 2009
Where: 2470 Calle de Guadalupe, across from the Fountain Theatre
Contact: (575) 522-2933
Mesilla Valley Fine Arts Gallery to host two local ambassadors to the art world
The Mesilla Valley Fine Arts Gallery located at 2470 Calle de Guadalupe, across from the Fountain Theatre, Mesilla, is hosting two local ambassadors to the art world. Ray Baird offers “impressionistic expressionism ” in his choice of rural structures and international landmarks. Ray paints with translucent, complimentary oils to give his special touch to architectural and nature related subject matters that have endured over time. Hal Fore is primarily an oil painter whose design strategy transforms his subject matter into realistic caricature subjects. His road to art began with cartoons. He has an extensive art background and was a Special Education teacher in Las Cruces.
In addition, there are 30 other artists who offer art in many medias to include original paintings, encaustics, infused glass art jewelry, handmade cards, stained glass, photography, affordable prints and miniature paintings.
Gallery hours are Monday-Saturday 10 am – 5 pm and Sunday 12-5 pm. For details call 575-522-2933 or visit our new website: http:ftp.zianet.com/mvartgallery/home.shtml
Who: Double Eagle Restaurant
What: Annouce the world’s largest green chile cheeseburger
When: July 2009
Where: Double Eagle Restaurant
Contact: (575) 526-1611
Double Eagle Announces World’s Largest Green Chile Cheeseburger
Effective July 1, 2009, the Double Eagle restaurant will add the world’s largest green chile cheeseburger to the Peppers Café menu. Peppers Café operates inside the Double Eagle and offers a casual atmosphere with a menu dedicated to New Mexican cuisine. The traditional New Mexican specialty will be built on a specially baked yeast roll bun toasted with garlic-infused mayonnaise and topped by a seasoned and grilled one pound patty of hand-ground beef from the only dedicated Beef Ageing Room in the state.
Three roasted green chilies and a half pound of shredded creamy white Monterey Jack and sharp yellow Cheddar cheeses will drape the huge burger. A sprinkling of the restaurant’s Pico De Gallo (chopped onion, tomato and jalapenos) over the cheese will add color and sharpness to the flavors. Crisp Iceburg lettuce, slices of tomato and New Mexico Sweet onion plus a dill pickle slice will join the large platter for service to the customers.
Application has been made to the Guiness Book of World Records as the largest commercially available green chile cheeseburger. Jerry Harrell, restaurant manager, eagerly awaits word from the group. “We were reviewing all our menu items and we came to the green chile cheeseburger. Mr. Ritter, our owner, said that he could see no way to make it better so why not make it bigger.” said Harrell.
Customer reaction to test burgers has been overwhelmingly positive said Executive Chef Lauro Campos. In developing the right balance of seasoning, over 20 guests were surprised with the huge burger and were closely questioned regarding their opinions and feelings. This research revealed that splitting the burger with up to four people worked well but further splits caused jealousy and sometimes open animosity between test subjects. “The split with 6 people caused the most problems. The burger was so tasty that the rules we learned in kindergarten about sharing went out the window. We had to serve a couple of our regular half pound green chile cheeseburgers to satisfy everyone. They wanted those burgers!” noted Campos.
The world’s largest green chile cheeseburger joins the restaurant’s famous Turquoise Margarita as a specialty of the house. The Turquoise Margarita offers select anejo Tequila and is garnished with a genuise New Mexican turquoise stone.