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Looking for Newish Rumored-to-be-Nice Restaurant in El Paso, TX

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Hello,
Tomorrow marks my parents' 35th year of marriage together. I'm trying to plan something somewhat special for them. They're not interested in Cafe Central. It gets to be old. And besides, I'll be accompanying them, and am a vegetarian and Cafe Central doesn't cater that well to non meat eaters.
I heard a rumor that there was a fairly new, nice restaurant on the westside of town, possibly across the street from Franklin High School.
Does anyone know anything about this new place? Or, alternatively, does anyone have suggestions for a pleasant, not-too-loud (like GeoGeske) place to go?

Thanks.

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  1. Here I am replying to myself, but...

    There's a nice new restaurant in El Paso called "Ripe" (on Redd Rd). (www.eatripe.com) It was opened about four months ago by a brother and sister team.

    It has a kind of a deli-counter style. Basically it has simple staples like grilled sandwiches, pizzas, as well as a variety of sides made with somewhat more creative or gourmet ingredients. Also, every day there's a different dinner special in addition to the normal menu. I believe they have breakfast options as well. There are plenty of vegetarian-friendly options.

    It has a comfortable, almost homey atmosphere. The decor is stylish and tasteful. It's a nice place to hang out. It doesn't seem like the kind of place that would discourage people from lingering, so I think it could probably serve as another El Paso coffee shop.

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    1. re: ailbheca

      There is a restaurant opening from the owner of The Greenery. I think it is to be called 2900. Not sure if it is open yet or not.