Saturday, June 23, 2012

Quilt Show, New Restaurant

Today, we went to the Southern New Mexico Festival of Quilts at the Otero County Fairgrounds here in Alamogordo. There were some beautiful, quite artistic quilts on display and we each voted for our favorite. Along with all the quilts, there were a number of vendors presenting quilting machines, regular sewing machines and embroidery machines. Several quilt shops were set up in their booths with stunning arrays of fabrics along with samples of quilts they, themselves had made. It truly was a feast for the eyes.

It's always interesting to note the names proprietors create for their quilt shops such as, Sew Many Visions, Sew What's New and a personal favorite, The Stash Sisters. If you hear of a quilt show coming to your area, you should check it out. You'll be surprised at the artistic abilities of the women and, yes, men too.

After our visit to the quilt show, we decided to try out the new restaurant in town, Carino's, just as Italian as it sounds. We kept hearing about it from various friends and we were not disappointed. Doug started out with Minestrone Soup that he said was quite enjoyable, but could have been a bit warmer. Then, he had the Green Chile Chicken Lasagna and he couldn't stop talking about how good it tasted. He said, "It is nice and light, yet it has plenty of chicken and the sauce is delicately delicious."

I led with the house salad and then had Shrimp Scampi with angel hair pasta and artichokes. I was in food heaven with the first bite of the Scampi. The shrimp were cooked perfectly and the seasoning was superb. We were offered the dessert menu, but we were unable to finish our entrees, asking for to go boxes, so no dessert for us. I highly recommend Carino's for a delectable Italian meal. Alamogordo finally has a class A Italian restaurant and we trust they'll be around for a long time.

This is all I have to say for now.

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