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Yellow Brix - Carlsbad, NM

Having heard good things about their food, beer, and wine, my wife, father-in-law and I contemplated a night out at local restaurant Yellow Brix. Once we heard they periodically had live entertainment, it was decided. The Robin Scott Trio was set to play, so we settled in a reserved table outside for a nice evening. The beer and wine selection was impressive and included many local names. Our dining experience was also top notch. The food was delicious and the service, stellar! We sat back and started eating as the band began to play. The Robin Scott Trio plays a lot of good 'ol Blues style music. Robin Scott, himself, is great on a steel guitar. We have enjoyed his solo performances in the past, but the band certainly offers a fuller overall sound. The Yellow Brix outdoor area added to the ambiance. Subtle outdoor lights were strung above and area heaters were available for the cooler evenings. If you are looking for a sit-down dinner, Yellow Brix is the place to go, especially when they have live music. The Robin Scott Trio is certainly worth listening to if you get the chance.

Yellow Brix

Robin Scott Trio

Mesilla, New Mexico

If you find yourself in El Paso Texas, a border hop to Mesilla New Mexico is definitely worth considering. Located just on the other side of the I-10 from Las Cruces, Mesilla is a small town with substantial history. Of course, we visited for the beer.


As it turned out, we had just missed the Summer Music Series. Each year, Mesilla has a free music festival in the quaint, historic town square. Starting in June, they have a live band every Friday night up to the end of July. A short walk from the square will bring you to the Spotted Dog brewery. After an initial sampling at the Washington Ranch Beer and Music Festival, Lucy-Jo was more than ready for a more thorough tasting session. The barkeep/brewer saw she was having trouble limiting her samples to the four included in a flight and graciously suggested she expand her selections to two flights. He didn't have to ask twice! Her first contained the Belgian Wit, Prickly Beaver, Cream Ale and a Milk Stout. The second flight was a Brown Ale, Irish Red, Kolsch, and a Hefeweizen. The problem was, she loved them all! While discussing the selection with the brewer, he said she really should try the barley wine. Having previously tasted an unpleasant version brewed in Albuquerque for the first time, she was hesitant. The brewer promised her she would be pleasantly surprised, so she agreed to give it a go. He was "so right". Having purchased a growler of the Hefeweizen, another of Cream Ale, and a squeaker of the Barley Wine, Lucy-Jo began to regret not bring more containers to fill.

Spotted Dog Brewery

Mesilla, NM