Fringes of restaurant reviewer fleeting

Helena Rodriguez In a former life, I was a restaurant critic. Yum! Sounds like an appetizing job, right? Well, this was not always the case. I eventually discovered that one man’s chicken is another man’s tuna. What I really mean is, one reporter’s good restaurant experience one day can be one editor’s bad restaurant experience [...]

Burger King making comeback

1202446844-28burgerkingweb.jpg

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Portales can begin preparing for the return of the King — Burger King that is. Roger Simer, who recently reopened Burger King in Clovis is now working hard to get a restaurant open in Portales. They hope to have the former Burger King location at Second Street and South [...]

Clovis restaurant robbed Thursday at gunpoint

Freedom New Mexico Ben’s Barbecue was robbed at gunpoint Thursday night as employees were closing the restaurant, according to police. A masked male suspect took more than $1,000 in cash contained in two deposit bags, Clovis Police Capt. Patrick Whitney said. Around 9 p.m. a female employee was in the back of the restaurant, located [...]

Juanito’s celebrates 25 years in business

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico The year was 1982, and Juan “Juanito” Garza was just another Muleshoe resident in his early 20s, working at a Mexican restaurant. With a family of four to support, he saw an opportunity with an empty building in Clovis. His father-in-law co-signed for the building, and Juan and wife [...]

Some events merit waste of text

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico I was out of town on business, and it was dinnertime. Being dinnertime, I was hungry, so much so that driving home on an empty stomach was no option. I knew people in this city, but chose to go it alone for two reasons. First, time is money, and [...]

Think it’s racism? Do some research

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico A few weeks ago, we at Freedom New Mexico were afforded the opportunity to speak with Clovis native Jerry Large, who now works as a columnist for the Seattle Times. Large spoke with us about journalism and his history in it, and it sounded like we could be the [...]

Breastfeeding group seeks to educate

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers A Clovis breastfeeding support group believes education is the best way to spotlight the issue of breastfeeding in public. Although they have had no problems with the local Applebee’s restaurant, the group supports a nationwide protest planned for today against the national restaurant chain, according to group spokeswoman Heidi Zamora. [...]

Clovis pizza location closed

Freedom Newspapers CiCi’s Pizza in Clovis is closed, according to company spokespeople. The Clovis franchisee chose to close the restaurant at 1913 N. Prince St. at the end of the day Wednesday, they said. “He continues to look in that whole area” for a new location, CiCi’s Pizza vice president of training Steve Hawter said. [...]

Democratic Party hosting women’s luncheon

Freedom Newspapers The Curry County Democratic Party women’s luncheon will be held at 11:30 a.m. today at Golden Corral restaurant, 3501 N. Prince St., Clovis. Reorganization will be discussed. For information, contact Elaine Howell, vice chairman, Curry County Democrats, at 763-7019.

Taquerias offer authentic Mexico taste

1179981136-524lapaz.jpg

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers A taqueria is a small taco stand popular along the beaches and city streets of Mexico. In the High Plains, however, a taqueria is a brightly-painted restaurant offering authentic Mexican cuisine. Taqueria Jalisco and La Espiga de Oro of Clovis and La Paz restaurante in Portales are not your typical [...]