One of the benefits of living in Ruidoso is the fact that the summer temperatures are mild with little or no humidity, so you can really enjoy the great outdoors. Sadly, our national forest is being closed for an indeterminate amount of time beginning May 1, which is going to make having a picnic a little more difficult. However, there is one option that, (for me), offers the best of both worlds.
In the heart of Mid-town and just a slight walk down Eagle Drive, you can find an inviting little restaurant called Picnics Deli. They’ve been there for a few years now, making fresh deli sandwiches and soups. Everything is homemade - not an easy thing to come by in many restaurants these days. The ham is carved straight from the bone, the brisket is slow cooked, not barbecued, and 25 lb. turkeys are cooked right on the premises. Each morning, soups and pastas are made from scratch by Jeralyn, one of the owners.
To read more about Picnics Deli and Ruidoso dining, please visit: Outdoor Dining in Ruidoso