Garcia now offers authentic Mexican food at store |

Garcia now offers authentic Mexican food at store

Sam Garcia is finally selling his delicious authentic Mexican food at his store, Garcia’s, in beautiful downtown New Castle. The store is located in the same spot as all the old-timey New Castle general stores, going back to New Castle’s earliest years. It is right next store to the New Castle Café.Garcia offers three different kinds of enchiladas, chile rellenos, burritos, tamales, fish tacos, fish burritos, authentic homemade mole, Tres Leches cake, and authentic Oaxacan cheese. As Rachel Ray would say, “Yumm-o!”Food will be available from11 a.m. to 7 p.m., seven days a week. The restaurant section of the store has a few tables for dining, and takeout is available.This is the same Garcia’s restaurant as Garcia’s in Carbondale, famous for his homemade, slow-cooked carnitas and traditional Mexican tacos.Many New Castle-ites are grateful Garcia’s is offering more culinary variety with his homemade Mexican food. Que rico Garcia’s!Last performance of Mid-Winter Arts FestivalThe St. Mary Catholic Church concludes its Mid-Winter Arts Festival with a performance by the Mesa State Faculty Piano Trio at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 29, at the St. Mary Catholic Church, Seventh and Birch streets in Rifle.Pianist Andrea Arese-Elias, Cellist J. Cameron Law, and violinist Carlos Elias will perform the music of Mozart, Beethoven, Turina and Astor Piazzolla. “This is a wonderful program,” said Linda Jenks Colby, the Arts Festival Series producer. “The Beethoven Trio in C Minor is in the first group of compositions that Beethoven ever published. It’s Beethoven’s first ‘hello’ to his public. I think we’re lucky to have them perform for us in Rifle.” This concert is sponsored by a grant from the Book Cliffs Arts Council, and part of the proceeds from the concert will benefit the council. Members from the Arts Council will be present at the concert. Call 984-0419 for more information.The Feud continuesSaturday, May 6, is the date for the third annual Coal Country Feud. The event is a fundraiser for Burning Mountain Days. Patti Reich is this year’s chair. A dinner will be provided by an enterprising local organization, and a dessert table will offer temptations by another entity. Stay tuned for more details as they become available.BallotsDon’t forget to mail in your ballots for New Castle’s municipal election. If you don’t vote, you can’t complain about the results.It’s spring!I hope everyone is appreciating the sounds of birds chirping, the wonderful warmth of the sun and the sight of flowers emerging from their snowy beds as much as I am. Spring’s here? And it’s lovely. We’re so lucky to live in Western Colorado.Kay Vasilakis’ “New Castle News” appears every other Thursday. For news tips and inspirations, please contact her at 945-8515, ext. 513 or e-mail

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