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The Pub ‘n Grub Says “I Know Jo, Do You?”

pub-n-grub-01By Jo Mixon

The Pub owners Steve and Shelley Larson

After ten months of renovation, The Pub ‘n Grub at 52 North Angel Fire Road opened for business on Dec 7, 2012. Stylishly elegant in design, yet warm and casual, The Pub is a full service family friendly restaurant. Owner Shelley Larson’s personal interest in old English and historical “Williamsburg” cooking, gave her a desire to create an English Pub atmosphere for her venue. Most of the Pub’s recipes are from the Daughter’s of the American Revolution cookbooks. The menu has standard pub foods such as Shepherd’s Pie, Fish and Chips, and Chicken Pot Pie. It also includes rib eye steak, pasta dishes, crab cakes, salads, and a variety of burgers. Everything on the menu is homemade. In the mornings, the aroma of fresh baked bread fills the air from their kitchen. Even the burger buns are made fresh daily. Nightly specials are written on a chalkboard where you enter at the top of the stairs. On Tuesday the special is a $15.00 Rib Eye Steak. Thursday is pasta night. Friday enjoy the fish fry specials and on Saturday look for a beef or chicken special. And they don’t leave out the kids, Bear Lindsey who was enjoying a boy’s night out with his dad, ordered the macaroni and cheese. I ordered a crab cake. It was deliciously prepared with just the right amount of spice. And for the dessert lover, choose from an array of decadent sweets at low costs ranging between $2.50 and $5.00.

The food menu is the primary focal point, but the Pub also has a great variety of adult drinks and kids drinks. Along with their nice wine menu, there are twenty taps behind the bar. Nineteen are craft beers (their preference is on local breweries) and one tap is Way Too Cool Root Beer from a local New Mexico root beer brewer. It made me want a root beer float. I decided to try and wait until my grandson visits this summer to indulge! And we’ll enjoy it on their newly remolded deck. This outdoor area seats twenty people and is equipped with propane heaters.

Shelley was very excited to tell me about her new partner, Chef Jarred Johnson, who is also her son-in-law. Her prediction is together they will turn the Pub into one of the most frequented and sought after establishments in the entire Moreno Valley. Not only is Jarred bringing two decades of experience to the restaurant, he is bringing Shelley’s daughter and granddaughter with him. They will be in Angel Fire on Wednesday. She couldn’t be happier!

Shelley quit her job and moved to Angel Fire last June but she and husband Steve have been property owners here for four years. Steve’s job gave him the flexibility to live where-ever he chose and the mountains were more desirable to him than the hotter climate of Albuquerque. They like to purchase homes in need of upgrades and restore them together. This was their mission when they purchased property in Angel Fire. Steve became a full time resident almost immediately to work on the properties, but Shelley remained in Albuquerque until their house sold. Her career was in the environmental science field. The last twenty years she has worked in Industrial Health and Safety. She was employed by the state of Virginia when she and Steve met. His job kept bringing him to New Mexico for many months at a time until in 2007 they decided to move. Shelley had never been to New Mexico until then, but she said the moment she stepped off the airplane, she felt at home. They are both avid outdoor enthusiasts, so Angel Fire was a natural progression for them. Steve is 100% involved as co-owner of the Pub plus he owns and operates another business he recently opened in Angel Fire….. that’s another story, so hold that thought!

If you haven’t eaten at the Pub n’grub yet, check it out you won’t be disappointed. They will be open week days from 3:30 pm to 9:00 pm and week ends from 3:30 pm to 10:00 pm, closed on Wednesdays, for the remainder of the ski season. During April and May they will be open Thursday, Friday, and Saturday for dinner and Sunday for lunch. On the Memorial Day weekend the Pub will launch its summer schedule opening for lunch and dinner everyday except Wednesday.

New Mexico Garden Clubs District II Spring Meeting

garden-clubsNew Mexico Garden Clubs District II will be having their Spring meeting this March.

When: March 11, 2013

  • Registration: 9:30 am to 10:30 am
  • General Meeting: 10:30 am
  • Lunch Buffet: 12:00 Noon
  • Program: 1:30 pm

Where: Angel Fire Resort Hotel, Chianti’s Restaurant

Reservations must be made by February 25, 2013. Mail your check for $25.00 to Angel Fire Garden Club, PO Box 530, Angel Fire, NM 87710.

The public is invited to the program starting at 1:30 pm. Tickets are $10.00 at the door.

For more information please contact JJ Huddleston at 575-377-3401. Photo by Mrs. Joan Douglass.

$40 Massage From Studio 434

studio-434Studio 434 is offering a $40 massage every Wednesday in the month of March!

Openings are filling up quick!

Call Jessie, LMT today at 505-204-8465.

“And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.”

– Abraham Lincoln

Win A FREE Expanded Listing

expanded-listingWin a FREE expanded listing during Angel Fire App Awareness Month!

March 1 to March 31, 2013

Ask your friends to like the Angel Fire App Facebook page, and to post your business name on the page as their sponsor. The business sponsoring the most Facebook likes will win a 12 month expanded Angel Fire App listing, including text, logo, physical address, post office box, Geocode GPS locator map, website link, email link, Facebook and Twitter links, photos and videos.

Visit the Angel Fire App Facebook page at Send your friends the link, or tell them to type “Angel Fire App” in the Facebook search box.

Participating businesses must have a valid Angel Fire business license. Request expanded app rate sheet or appointment by emailing Content ends March 31, 2013.

March Is Angel Fire App Awareness Month

angel-fire-appAngel Fire. There’s an App for That! And March is Angel Fire App Awareness Month!

Sometime last year after Janet Sailor had heard Chris Madrid of New Mexico Unidos speak about the Enchanted Circle App they had launched, she set it up a meeting for him to speak with Mayor Cottam, the Village Council, and the Lodger’s Tax committee.

Rogers Lanon, member of the Lodger’s Tax committee said they believed it was a great idea. Mobile access is the direction the world is headed and they saw the value in using lodger’s tax to purchase an app as a marketing tool for Angel Fire. The Village agreed. The next step was to contract Janet, with her expert imagery abilities and marketing skills.

In the technology of this century, apps are the cutting edge. Almost everyone from ages 10 to 80 has one or more Internet connected “Smart” devices. Very few of us leave our homes without them. “This Angel Fire App,” says Janet, “Is now the doorway to Angel Fire.” She has spent the last few months laboriously tailoring everything Angel Fire to fit the different specific designs. She has been able get all the data to meet specs and up loaded using Madrid’s sophisticated software. They launched the Angel Fire App in January 2013. Janet wanted me to note that the Village is not allowed to sell or make a profit on this app. It’s a cooperative effort with Chris Madrid’s company, New Mexico Unidos LLC. The Village out of its desire to support and promote business and tourism in Angel Fire built it. It’s design, content, content maintenance, and basic business listings (business name and phone numbers) were paid for by the Village through Lodgers’ Tax. New Mexico Unidos pays the media server fees; Google fees, Apple/Android/ Microsoft/Kindle/etc. fees and the money to pay these fees will come from expanded business listings. The Angel Fire App is only the “beginning” because New Mexico Unidos is also contracting to build apps for a lot of other municipalities in New Mexico. They are currently creating both regional and state apps which will include “pointers” to ALL the municipal apps, which means Angel Fire businesses will all have even more exposure.

The app is a work in progress with tremendous potential. As with any app it is continually being updated. Now that it’s been launched, businesses are being offered the opportunity to expand their listings for a very low rate. I am told it’s lower than a yellow page ad! And it provides fingertip access from your purse or your pocket. Tracy Orr with the Village of Angel Fire added a major benefit to an expanded listing on the app is that unlike advertisement in print, when your information changes, Janet can update it on the app within 10 minutes of receiving the changes. You won’t have to wait a year for the next publication!

But there’s a lot more on the Angel Fire App than business listings. Twelve buttons guide you to vital information about Angel Fire. There are buttons for calendars, deals, and community information. Plus there’s even a button where you can upload your own personal videos and photos to see You in the News!

To download this App for FREE, go to the app store on your “smart” device. Type in Angel Fire App in the search box and click on it when it appears in the download list. It’s that easy! For more information you can contact Janet at 575-377-6555 or and be sure to “like” and follow the Angel Fire App Page on Facebook at

See the ad below for information on how you can win a 12-month expanded listing FREE!