Monday, October 10, 2011

Is it Chili Yet?

Local Food: With Vermont in the midst of a Mexican food renaissance, Steven puts a Green Mountain spin on a favorite from the city of Puebla, the chile relleno. He stuffs a sweet Carmen chili pepper from Pete's with Maplebrook's mozzarella and ricotta as well as Grafton cheddar cheese, adding a mix of cilantro and red onions from Riverside Farm with garlic from Sandiwood Farm. The stuffed sweet chili is battered and fried, resulting in a crispy chili with a melty cheese inside. In keeping with traditional flavors, Steven makes a slightly sweet and tart salsa verde of tomatillos, also from Sandiwood Farm. A light salad of fennel, Valentine radishes and sunflower sprouts from Peace of Earth Farm balances the richness and adds a bite of spice to the mild relleno.

At the Bar: Come in to enjoy our Sunday and Monday drink specials. This Sunday, October 16 we offer a $2.50 pint of Trout River Rainbow Red, a $4 glass of Boyden Valley Seyval Blanc or Riverbend Red. The Cantaloupe Cocktail with Green Mountain Organic Gin, melon 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.

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 this Friday, October 14 from 10pm-2am. Bring your ID and dancing shoes! 21 and over only please.

Music Notes:
Bluegrass trio Freddy & The Weeds join us this Thursday, October 13 at 7:30. Their non-traditional jams mixed with old favorites are not to be missed!

Local Events: Enjoy a magical walk through the Hardwick Trails lit by hundreds of pumpkins. Cider, donuts and a very friendly story-telling witch can be found at a bonfire gathering at the half-way point. The Pumpkin Walk begins at 6:00 on Sunday, October 16.

On Saturday, Vermont Vaudeville brings When It Rains It Pours to the Hardwick Town House at 7:30P.M. The show is for all ages and features the world's only Toilet Paper Tightrope! Get the details here.
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