Friday, June 11, 2010

Summer Iceberg

Local Food: Temperatures are expected to rise toward the end of the week, which means a cool salad of iceberg lettuce might just hit the spot. If you've given up anything but local greens, do you remember the crunch of sturdy iceberg? This year, Pete's Greens has brought the iceberg to Northern Vermont. Steven serves the succulent pale green leaves with chunks of juicy beefsteak tomatoes, also from Pete's, doused in a creamy blue cheese dressing from Jasper Hill's Bayley Hazen Blue and Butterworks Farm tangy buttermilk - cool, creamy, and bright summery flavors. Crispy bacon pieces from Winding Brook Farm in Morrisville can top this classic salad (or not, if you're a vegetarian).

Around the Galaxy: You may have heard her commentaries on VPR, now meet Deborah Luskin in person when she visits The Galaxy Bookshop on Tuesday to read from and discuss her debut novel, Into the Wilderness. Set in southern Vermont, in 1964, Into the Wilderness tells the tender and witty story of romance blooming between an unlikely pair, both of whom thought they'd given up on finding love in the golden years of their lives. Come to Tuesday at The Galaxy Bookshop at 7P.M. and check out the calendar of great summer events.

Music Notes: Jazz/Latin/World quartet Cosa Buena return this Thursday at 7:30. Stop by and support local music.

Local Events: Help a new farm get started at open farm work days at Peace of Earth Farm in Albany on June 19 from 1-5. Learn by doing every third Saturday of the month from May- September. For more information contact Rebecca or Frey at 755-6336.

World Cup: Our television will be tuned to the World Cup. Keep up with the schedule here.

Local Art: We are featuring the work of two artists this showing. George Selleck's Forbidden Fruit series is hung alongside the works of Ann Young. Meet Ann at the opening reception Monday June 14 from 4-6.

Reminders: We are open daily after 2:30 for coffee, bar service, and baked goods, with dinner reservations available from 5-9 (until 8 on Sunday). We serve our special Blunch menu Sundays from 11-2. Claire's is closed every Wednesday.

We appreciate it when you reserve a table with us, as it helps us plan a relaxed and hospitable experience for you and all our guests. To show our appreciation, when you call, email, or stop by to make a reservation, you will be entered into our weekly drawing for a $20 gift card for your next visit.

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