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Bob Gerding's Outdoor Adventures

Posted February 10, 2012

We're in Albuquerque right now at the awesome Outdoor Adventures Show at the fairgrounds.  This is an amazing show and a Mecca for the outdoorsman.  There's even a huge amazing bulldog (Travelin' Jack) sitting on a Valentine's throne giving out kisses for donations for animal welfare.  I left the booth with my husband to check out a seminar on cooking with cast iron skillets.  Billy Jack Miller, one of our local fishing guides is here with Monica and Gidget as is Bob Evans, who is selling fishing boats...We're all here to sell the wonders of Sierra County.  The show still runs Saturday and Sunday so take a quick trip to Albuquerque join us.

Lunch on the Go.............

Posted January 29, 2012

Don't forget to call us and place your lunch order! Let us know if you need a lunch menu....call ahead and tell us when you will be here so your meal is ready when you are...eat in or carry out!

Malibu Twisted Pink Cocktail

Posted January 28, 2012

You have got to try one of our signature cocktails--the Malibu Twisted Pink Cocktail.  This fun and refreshing drink contains Malibu Coconut Rum, cranberry juice, and a splash of grapefruit juice.  You'll think you are on a tropical island.

The NM Centennial Margarita

Posted January 27, 2012

The New Mexico Centennial will be celebrated statewide with various events, projects…and tequila? The National Distributing Company and Familia Camarena Tequila have joined with the New Mexico Centennial Foundation to create a special drink for the 2012 commemoration. It is made with 100% agave. The drink is served in a Limited Edition pint commemorative glass which you get to keep!!

"Touch Down Buffet" Super Sunday

Posted January 27, 2012

Wow!  Read all you get on this buffet for only $9.95

Bratwurst with Pretzel Rolls, Fried Mac 'n Cheese wedges, Assorted bags of chips, Fried calamari & clam strips with cottage fries with tartar and cocktail sauces, shredded BBQ Beef mini sandwiches, Mini chimichangas, chips/salsa/queso, Fried zucchini & mushrooms with ranch dressing and bonus items as well.  All you can eat for $9.95  cool

Romantic Valentine's Weekend at the EB Lake Resort

Posted January 27, 2012


Elephant Butte Inn & Spa: Package 1: One night stay, plated dinner for two, evening entertainment with DJ, Toast to Your Loved One, Brunch for Two, $125 + tax

On Saturday February 11th only


Package 2: One night stay, plated dinner for two, evening entertainment with DJ, Toast to Your Loved One, Brunch for Two; Couples massage Price is $275.00 plus tax

This event will be advertised as a “Black Tie and Blue Jean” event so people can either dress up or down.


Elephant Butte Lake RV Resort: ...Saturday, February 11th...$75.00 plus tax per couple brings an evening of romance. This amazing price includes a Deluxe Back-In Site in our new upper level; Party at the Inn across the street with plated dinner for two Saturday night and then brunch Sunday morning ..also at the Inn. Call us, 575-744-5996 for an evening of fun and love.


Ivory Tusk Salon: Attention all men! Valentines Day ideas from the Ivory Salon: gift certificates available. Buy a gift certificate for $85 plus tax and receive $100.00 in services. This offer is good 2/1/12 – 2/16/12.


Ivory Spa:

The Ivory Spa Bliss Card

 The Selling Point:  Receive 5 Spa Treatments for the Cost of 4!

 Total price of all treatments must be equal to $375.   (That amounts to five treatments @ $75.00 each)

 Can be used in any time frame

 Therapist and gender requests will be honored upon availability.

 Card is for spa treatments only.

 During swimming pool months (May 1 – October 1) the Bliss Card can be used as a Pool Pass.

No other discounts apply

This Week's Healthy Special

Posted January 22, 2012

The Ivory Tusk Restaurant


This Week’s Healthy Plate Special

Kung Pao Steak with Rice

Sizzling grilled 8oz. New York Steak served over rice and vegetables topped with a spicy peanut sauce!   


Ivory Tavern: Glenfiddich 12yr Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Posted January 21, 2012

Glenfiddich is the most awarded single malt Scotch whisky in the world.  This 12 year old is a fragrant malt with notes of fresh pear and subtle oak.

Try it neat or on the rocks.

Specialty Drinks in the Ivory Tusk Tavern

Posted January 18, 2012

If you love Bailey's Irish Cream....try our classic Irish Car Bomb.  This drink features a half shot of Jameson Irish Whisky and Bailey Irish Cream, dropped into a pint of Guinness.

NM Centennial- It's all about the WAter, Pt. 2

Posted January 17, 2012

The amount of irrigated acreage in southern New Mexico tripled to more than 100,000 acres, according to the Bureau of Reclamation (after construction of the Dam). 

Faced with repaying the federal government for the project, southern New Mexico and El Paso area farmers turned to crops that generated more revenue, such as pecans, not a native crop and cotton.

Pecan production nationwide began to grow in the 1920s, and the same occurred in New Mexico.  Before 1930, pecans in New Mexico were mostly gathered from small orchards, but in recent decades, pecans have become big business, with the state regularly ranking among the nation's top three producers.

The Stahmann family of Dona Ana County became the biggest pecan-growing family in the U.S. after switching from cotton and planting 4,000 acres of trees in the Mesilla Valley.

Pecan production statewide swelled from 8 million pounds in 1960 to 68 million pounds in 2009, placing New Mexico second in the nation behind only Georgia.

Cotton was the leading crop in New Mexico until 1967, but that changed.

Now, cotton and pecans are dwarfed in production these days by the state's crop king, hay, which topped 300,000 acres harvested in 2010, including 220,000 acres of alfalfa.

The hay goes to feed the more than 1.5 million cows and calves statewide, spread out in nearly 10,000 farms, ranches, feed lots and dairy lots.

More next week...this information was supplied by the Albuquerque Journal's "New Mexico, 100 years of Statehood" special Centennial edition.


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