Monday, November 14, 2011

A Pork by any Name

Local Food: Actually the shoulder of the animal, the deliciously tender but seemingly misnamed pork butt originates in the butchery practices of the days before the American Revolution, when the cut was stored in casks or barrels, called butts. Steven takes pork butt from Pete and braises it overnight in Rock Art Brewery Pumpkin Imperial Spruce Stout, spiced with cumin and paprika, and an dollop of maple syrup from Caledonia Farm. To this deliciously tender mouthful, Steven adds sautéed onions, garlic, cayenne peppers and house-preserved tomatoes that enhance the Jacob's Cattle beans. A light salad of tossed yellow beans, cilantro and a splash more maple syrup accompany the pork butt, along with flavorful beer bratwursts from Applecheek Farm. Topped with aged cheddar from Grafton and crunchy bread crumbs, the dish is baked until crisp and served to you piping hot.

At the Bar:
Come in to enjoy our Sunday and Monday drink specials. This Sunday, November 20th we offer a $2.50 pint of Trout River Chocolate Oatmeal Stout, a $4 glass of Boyden Valley Seyval Blanc or Riverbend Red. The Maple Manhattan, with bourbon, Green Mountain Organic Maple Liqueur and maple syrup is offered for $5.

Around the Galaxy: Come wish Rusty DeWees happy birthday at The Galaxy Bookshop on Tuesday at 7PM. Don't miss the cake and the chance to hear The Logger introduce his new book, Scrawlins Too. If you want a hint about what kind of cake to expect, you might want to read the chapter called "Box Cake." Then on December 3rd Galaxy will celebrate a birthday - stay tuned for details and plan to stop by.

Music Notes:
Singer/Songwriter Paul Cataldo joins us this Thursday, November 17 at 7:30. Stop by and enjoy a cocktail and what calls "good ol' backwoods hippy-esque Country/Folk!"

Local Events:
Join Chris Hilke, Climate Program Coordinator for the National Wildlife Foundation, for a talk on how climate change is affecting us and what we can do about it on Wednesday, November 16 at 6:30 at People's Academy High School in Morrisville. Share your stories and concerns in an open discussion facilitated by Seth Jensen, Senior Planner for the Lamoille County Planning Commission, and Neshga Leonard, Linkage Coordinator for the Staying Connected Initiative.

On Friday, November 18th at 7PM poets Woon-Ping Chin and Merry Gangemi are the featured poets at Jeudevine Library's poetry series. The event will be at the Hardwick Memorial Building and you can find out more here or call the library, 472-5948.

Reminders: We will be closed Thursday, November 24 so our staff can enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday with their friends and families.

We appreciate it when you use cash or a check - credit card companies charge us a fee that really adds up. Thanks to many of you we have significantly reduced those fees this year.

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