Monday, February 27, 2012

White Hot

Local Food: Even if the little snow we've received quickly melts away, we're making winter white and hot! Steven's White Root Soup is made with all the best winter root vegetables available, kind of as a challenge to the rich gem colors of summer.  The earthy and flavorful blend of kohlrabi, similar in flavor to cabbage but milder and sweeter, along with parsnips, white beets and celery root from Pete's, are mixed with garlic and onions from Sandiwood Farm. Steven adds the slightly sweet Lake View white wine from Shelburne Vineyard, rich cream from Butterworks Farm and milk from Strafford Organic Creamery. A bit of heat comes from our dried peppers.  Steven tops the creamy and cozy soup with crispy onions to add a slight crunch to the winter warm up.

At the Bar: Remember our Sunday and Monday drink specials. Sunday, March 4th we offer a $2.50 pint of Trout River, a $4 glass of Boyden Valley Riverbend Red or Seyval Blanc.  Try the Elderberry Fizz, with Barr Hill Gin, Caledonia Spirits Elderberry Cordial, and ginger beer, offered for $5.

Around the Galaxy: Event season kicks off on March 6th at 7PM with Howard Frank Mosher and the World Premier of The Great Northern Express. Plan to meet your friends next door at Claire's for dinner and then spend a  rollicking evening with Howard Frank Mosher. Later in March, come to Galaxy for a Rural Post Letter Writing Soirée - details of these and other upcoming events here.

Music Notes: Tritium Well bring us their radioactive roots, rock and reggae on Thursday, March 1 at 7:00 for their inaugural performance.  Check out this quintet and support local music!

Local Events: This Wednesday, January 29 at 7:00pm, area townspeople are invited to a public gathering to explore the need to amend the US Constitution so as to provide that 'corporations are not people' and 'money is not speech' in the eyes of the law and our elections process. This matter is scheduled to be brought before the people of the towns of Hardwick, Craftsbury, Greensboro, Woodbury and Walden (and many others in Vermont) at this year's Town Meeting.  Please bring your questions, concerns and information to discuss and share! Discussion will be held at Gagnon's Video Store at #28 Mill Street. Contact them at 472-5285 for more information.

Reminders: We are open daily after 2:30 for coffee, 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.
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