Monday, June 20, 2011

Berry Berry Good

Local Food: Celebrate the summer solstice with the first strawberries of the season, arriving from Pete's Greens to sweeten things up a bit. After we blend the berries, they are added to an exciting new arrival - Dunc's Mill Maple Flavored Rum. Handcrafted by Duncan Holaday at Vermont's oldest distillery, the rum adds a sweet hint of maple flavor to our strawberry daiquiri. Also available at the bar is Dunc's Mill Elderflower Flavor Rum, which blends Vermont elderberry blossoms with essence from Austrian Elder and Caribbean cane. The Elderflower Flavor Rum is perfect served straight or over ice. You will also find strawberries on our dessert menu, in the upside down cake with rhubarb and in Steven's soufflé glacé, or frozen souffle. Either one offers the perfect finish to your meal on a hot summer evening, or an enjoyable afternoon snack as you surf the web with our free WiFi.

At the Bar:Remember our drink specials every Sunday and Monday. For Sunday, June 26, our specials are a $2.50 pint of Switchback, a $4 glass of Santa Julia Pinot Grigio or their Cabernet Sauvignon. Our Dark & Stormy features Gosling's Black Seal Rum, Green Mountain Organic Maple Liqueur handcrafted in Vermont, Domaine de Canton Ginger liqueur and ginger beer, specially priced at $5.

Around the Galaxy: On Tuesday at 7, beloved storyteller Willem Lange and Caldecott medalist Mary Azarian visit Galaxy to promote their new book, A Dream of Dragons: A Saga in Verse. And mark your calendars for June 28th when Edward Hoagland comes to Galaxy with his new book Sex and the River Styx. Events are free and open to all.

Music Notes: Lesley Grant and Stepstone join us this Thursday at 7:30. The new trio featuring Mark Struhsacker, Carrie Cook and Lesley Grant blend country, folk and bluegrass music with sweet harmonies and a mix of traditional and original songs.

Local Events: Take the confusion out of composting with gardening consultant Carol Schminke at the Hardwick Community Gardens on Saturday, June 25 at 10:00. Contact Heather at the Center for an Agricultural Economy to register at 472-5840 or

Reminders: We are open daily after 2:30 for coffee and espresso drinks, bar service, and baked goods, and free WiFi, with dinner reservations available from 5-9, Sundays from 5-8. We serve our special Blunch menu Sundays from 11-2. Claire's is closed every Wednesday. We appreciate it when you use cash or a check- credit card companies charge us a fee that really adds up.

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