Monday, October 3, 2011

Get Shorty!

Local Food: Beef short ribs so tender they melt. Starting from Snug Valley Farm, the ribs are brought to our kitchen where they are rubbed with cinnamon and fennel, then grilled to bring out the smokey rich goodness of the meat. Steven braises the rib with Champlain Orchards apple cider and Otter Creek Oktoberfest. Aromatics like onions from Riverside Farm, garlic from Pete's and celery leaves from Sandiwood Farm add a fresh depth to this fall flavored plate of yummy. The season's start is official with the arrival of root veggies to accompany the short rib, including roasted rutabaga and turnips, as well as fingerling potatoes. Steven's answer to the short rib challenge is perfectly complemented with a glass of Shelburne Vineyard's newest variety, New World Red, made exclusively with Vermont grapes.

At the Bar:
Come in to enjoy our Sunday and Monday drink specials. This Sunday, October 9 we offer a $2.50 pint of Wolaver's Brown Ale, a $4 glass of Boyden Valley Seyval Blanc or Riverbend Red. The Cranberry Crush with Vermont Cranberry Company cranberry juice, spiced rum and ginger ale is offered for $5.

Around the Galaxy: Willard Sterne Randall will come to Galaxy to discuss his book Ethan Allen: His Life and Times. This event was originally scheduled in August and cancelled in the wake of Irene. Come to Galaxy to welcome Mr. Randall, Distinguished Scholar in History at Champlain College and Pulitzer nominee, Tuesday October 18th at 7PM. Also, Galaxy will be at The Lakeview Inn on Sunday, October 9th for the book signing following a panel discussion and dessert with Marialisa Calta, Marian Burros, Judith Jones, Jeff Roberts and Bronwyn Dunne. The topic will be Home Cooking & the Development of America's Culinary Landscape. For reservations contact Bronwyn Dunne at 802-860-5022.

Music Notes: Art Edelstein and Mike Fullerton are the Borealis Guitar Duo, joining us Thursday, October 6 at 7:30. Don't miss their music from the Celtic Lands with forays into American, Scandinavian and Klezmer music.

Shake it Like a Leaf: Celebrate the harvest and shake off all the hard work of summer with a dance party at Claire's! Get your groove on with DJ Nukem on Friday, October 14 from 10pm-2am. Bring your ID and dancing shoes! 21 and over only please.

Local Events: Dine with us this Thursday, October 6 to help support NOFA-VT's Share the Harvest annual event that benefits their Farm Share program. The Farm Share program is a great way that limited-income Vermonters can afford to purchase CSA shares of fresh produce from their local farmers.

Vermont Vaudeville presents "When it Rains it Pours" on Saturday, October 15 at 7:30 at the Hardwick Town House. Be sure to catch their all-ages show overflowing with comedy and music, and featuring the world's only toilet paper tightrope!

Reminders: Beginning in October, we will return to our fall schedule and close on Wednesdays.

We appreciate it when you use cash or a check - credit card companies charge us a fee that really adds up.

Click on the image above to get a closer look!

No comments: