Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Happening at Claire's and in Hardwick

Greetings All!

OK, it is just plain COLD. Aargh. But, it is nice and warm and cozy at Claire's - such a great place to come in and warm up with a tasty bowl of Steven's Leek and Fennel Soup with crispy garlic made from Robin Taylor's leeks, Pete's Fennel and celery root, Riverside Farm onions, Harvest Hill garlic and Butterworks cream. Paired with a lovely organic hot mulled cider - you'll be warmed up instantly!

Music Notes: This Thursday is our very first Third Thursday Acoustic Music Jam. Music starts at 7:30. You can contact Ted Donlon at ted@greensboroblues.com or just come on down to play and we'll fit you in. This is a great opportunity to hear some local musicians and to play out at a fabulous venue.

Holiday Notes: Please consider Claire's as the place to hold your or your company's holiday gatherings. We are available for bookings, so give us a call.

Also, when shopping for presents this season, we encourage you to support your local economy and buy LOCAL! We are offering Claire's Gift Cards as a nice way to support a local business that supports our local farms and to give a friend or family member a wonderful night out.

Cool Story: So, we have a friend who happens to be a local celebrity from Morrisville. Her boyfriend, also our friend, set out last night to get Chinese takeout, forgot to turn left at the Chinese restaurant and just kept driving til he landed at Claire's. He called said friend and had her come meet him for dinner at Claire's. Really, I don't make this stuff up. :)

That's all for now. We hope to see you soon.



Monday, November 3, 2008

Happenings at Claire's and in Hardwick

Greetings from Kristina - and welcome to the new folks on the list! Thanks for wanting to keep abreast of what's happening in our little neighborhood. OK, so I haven't moved any wood yet. Too busy rustling up the crispy leaves in the woods. Ah the sunshine. Happy dogs. There's still some snow on the ground high in the hills of Greensboro from the storm we got last week. Can't wait for more.

Election Notes: We will have the television at the bar tuned to election coverage this Tuesday night to follow the returns. Come on down and join us for this historic event. We may even have some crazy drink specials - related to the candidates - so bring some creativity and name some drinks. Don't forget to vote first!

Music Notes: This Thursday at 7:30 PM, Allen Church and his son Jeremiah will perform some wild and wooly Celtic music at Claire's. Jeremiah played here the other night with Town Wide Yard Sale and he plays a mean fiddle. The father-son duo should be a blast.

Cooking on Main Street: If you haven't tried Steven's Apple Cranberry Raisin Bread Pudding with warm caramel sauce yet, you simply haven't tried the best bread pudding ever! We had some last night for staff dinner and wow - the cranberries simply pop out with fresh sweet-tartness. Apples direct from Champlain Orchards, cranberries around the corner at Vermont Cranberry Company - in Fletcher, grown by the Boyden Valley Winery vintner - maple raisin bread from Elmore Mountain Bread, and maple syrup from Caledonia Farm. Yes, this segment is supposed to make you hungry!

Art Notes: The fabulous paintings of Lois Eby will be coming down November 4 - so if you haven't been in to see them, this is your last chance at Claire's. They are really amazing and you don't want to miss them. We'll be hanging Hardwick artist Ken Leslie's dramatic winter scenes from the island of Svaalbard on November 5. We will be hosting an opening for this show on Monday November 10 from 4:00 - 5:00 PM. Come on down and see these incredible paintings and meet the artist! You can view some of his work by clicking on View Ken Leslie's online gallery from his Johnson State College page.

Cool Story: Two of our friends who live in Woodbury drove north to Hardwick to eat dinner at Claire's BEFORE going back south to see a movie in Montpelier! Such devotion. We are very honored. See you soon. Peace.