Dining

Updated Emergency Public Health Order Increases Restrictions Of New Mexico Food Establishments

NMDOH News:

It has been announced that food establishments in New Mexico may only serve customers using take-out and delivery options, as of 9 a.m. Thursday, March 19.

These restrictions are being implemented under an emergency public health order from the New Mexico Department of Health in an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19.

The Department of Health and the Environment Department, which regulates food establishments, strongly encourage businesses to utilize curbside take-out and drive-through options when possible and ask that customers call in orders ahead of time.

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Los Alamos Subway Offers Customers Take Out Service

Subway at 1370 Central Ave. is open regular hours and offering customers take-out service. Courtesy/Subway

Subway at 1370 Central Ave. is open regular hours and offering customers take-out service. Courtesy/Subway

SUBWAY News:

The Los Alamos Subway at 1370 Central Ave. is open regular hours and offering customers take-out service.

Hours are 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday.

Subway staff will assist senior citizens, parents with babies and young children and handicapped individuals by bringing their food order to their vehicle.

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Los Alamos Chamber And MainStreet Programs Curating Updates On Local Business Hours, Operations & Options

CHAMBER News:
 
Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation (LACDC) through its programs, Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce and Los Alamos MainStreet, have curated a list of local businesses and their modified hours and operations in light on COVID-19 state and federal restrictions.

This includes whether restaurants are offering curbside pickup or delivery, as well as if a respective business is offering customers gift cards options.

Consumers may access it through the MainStreet, Chamber or LACDC websites: Business Status List
 
LACDC employees are encouraging the community to continue


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On The Job In Los Alamos: At Sonic Drive-In

On the job in Los Alamos Monday morning is Brian Harris at Sonic Drive-In at 1695 Trinity Dr. Sonic is the operator of the drive-in fast-food restaurant chain owned by Inspire Brands, the parent company of Arby’s and Buffalo Wild Wings. As of Aug. 27, 2018, there were 3,606 Sonic restaurants in 46 states across the nation. Sonic is open 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.com


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How To Support Local Restaurants? Carry Out/Delivery!

COMMUNITY News:

For our readers wondering how they might help our local restaurants in this time of social distancing due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce is encouraging the community to order carry out or delivery now offered by many local eateries.

The Chamber’s slogan is: Support Local … Carry Out!


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Agencies Encourage Restaurant Take-Out, Delivery Options

STATE News:

SANTA FE — During this difficult time for New Mexico restaurants and food establishments, the New Mexico Departments of Economic Development and Environment are encouraging New Mexicans to patronize local eateries by utilizing home and curbside delivery and take-out options as much as possible to minimize contact with others. 

“Communities must step up for our local New Mexico businesses,” said Economic Development Department Cabinet Secretary Alicia Keyes. “New Mexicans can both help mitigate the transmission of COVID-19 and support these local businesses by choosing


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Senior Centers Moves To Drive-Thru Lunch Program

Betty Ehart Senior Center at 1101 Bathtub Row. Courtesy/LARSO

White Rock Senior Center Drive-Thru at 133 Longview Dr.. Courtesy/LARS

By BERNADETTE LAURITZEN
Executive Director
LARSO

The State has declared a change to our meal programs, effective immediately we will not be offering our congregate meal on-site at either center.

Instead we will offer a drive-thru option 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and members must be registered by 10 a.m. as you would for a daily meal.

You will be greeted by friendly staff, asked to sign for pick up and given a meal in a sealed tray. You have the option to request additional


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Liddie’s Traditional New Mexican Dishes: Panocha

Panocha. Photo by Liddie Martinez

By AUTHOR LIDDIE MARTINEZ

Espanola Valley

As we enter the Lenten Season, I am flooded with memories of quiet, candlelit spaces, ancient novenas read by kneeling families and melancholy hymns sung from brittle pages with Spanish cadence reverberating through my body.

This season of reflection lasts forty days. As a child this seemed like an eternity of fasting, giving up our favorite treats and focusing only on others, but there were rewards.

Much of our religious practice was prescribed so early in our existence that the rhythm of these rituals was imbedded


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