El Rey Inn has changed owners, which worried me, but so far there have not been radical changes to the property. (The new website makes it look crazy-chic, but the rooms I saw were the same as always.)
Bodega Prime is an absolutely excellent cafe across the street from El Rey Inn. (And El Rey is currently serving their great pastries as the continental breakfast…but is in the middle of building a restaurant, so this may go away.) It’s a huge bonus to have such a good bakery away from the center of town.
–The Spaceport is currently not running tours, though a new tour provider supposedly will be taking over May 1, 2017. See www.spaceportamerica.com for details.
–Oasis Motel is closed.
–Pelican Spa’s “Red Pelican” wing is probably the best of the properties. Housekeeping can be a little bit spotty though.
–Latitude 33 restaurant is even better than when I last checked. Should get a “moon” callout!
–A brewpub is set to open in T or C in May, on Broadway. Be sure to check it out!
–Sierra Grande Lodge’s restaurant is now operating for all meals, and it’s very good. Don’t be alarmed by some of the high-price entrees (elk and pronghorn from Ted Turner’s ranches!). There are many affordable items on the menu, including an excellent green-chile stew for $3.50. Gruet rose is only $22 or so for a bottle, which is a steal.