Monday, October 17, 2011

Sour Grapes? Make a Graple Collins

Local Food: Walden Heights Nursery & Orchard, a local treasure just outside Hardwick, grows hardy and unusual fruit and nut trees and vines, including the Arctic Kiwi, Autumn Olive, Black Walnut and over 10 varieties of grape. We like the plump, purple King of the North grape to infuse Green Mountain Organic Vodka for a tart, fresh sweetness. We add Caledonia Farm maple syrup to balance the flavors and add some depth, and a splash of Green Mountain Organic Maple Liquor. And there you have our Graple Collins, served on the rocks and topped with soda water. This refreshing fall cocktail is a delicious way to toast Vermont's enticing agricultural landscape.

At the Bar: Come in to enjoy our Sunday and Monday drink specials. This Sunday, October 23 we offer a $2.50 pint of Otter Creek Oktoberfest, a $4 glass of East Shore Vineyard Traminette or Cabernet Franc. Claire's Cosmo, with Green Mountain Organic Vodka and Vermont Cranberry Company Cranberry juice, is offered for $5.

Around the Galaxy: On Tuesday, the 18th, Galaxy welcomes Willard Sterne Randall reading from Ethan Allen: His Life and Times. And then tag, you're it - on October 25th Archer Mayor introduces his 22nd Gunther mystery at 7PM.

Music Notes: Singer/Songwriter Paul Cataldo joins us this Thursday, October 20 at 7:30. Don't miss him belting out original songs about mountains, rivers and roads.

Local Events: Visit Caledonia Spirits & Winery at their Open House this Saturday, October 22 from 10-6. See where Barr Hill Gin and Vodka, Caledonia Mead and Dunc's Mill Rum are being made, at 46 Buffalo Mt. Commons Drive (through Lamoille Valley Ford) in Hardwick.

This Saturday, October 22 at 6:00 is the Indian Dinner and Live Dance performance to benefit Child Haven International at Hazen Union. Check out the Sari Fashion Show, live music and dance performance. Tickets are $14 for adults, $7 for kids 12 and under. Volunteers are needed- call Rachel at 472-5755 to sign up, or stop by the Buffalo Mountain Coop.

Reminders: 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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