Monday, May 14, 2012


Local Food: It was once used to "refresh overspent spirits" and "to quench thirst," according to English physician Culpeper in the 1800s, and sorrel was also valued for its Vitamin C to prevent scurvy.  Today we can enjoy sorrel straight from Steven's own garden, where he harvests the spring herb in its prime, before it turns bitter. The tart and lemony flavor adds a kick to our crab cake with Steven's sorrel vinaigrette.  Sorrel adds unique flavor to his house made pasta, with clothbound cheddar and ramp pistou cream.  As the weather heats up, look for it in those wonderful spring soups for which Steven is justly famous, and as a light dressing with the mesclun salad.  Sorrel also has a place at the bar, tarting up Caledonia Spirits Barr Hill Gin and Vodka.

At the Bar: Remember our Sunday and Monday drink specials. Sunday, May 21st we offer a $2.50 pint of Rock Art American Red, a $4 glass of Boyden Valley Riverbend Red or Seyval Blanc. The Aviation, made with Caledonia Spirits Barr Hill, Maraschino Liqueur and lemon juice, is offered for $5.

Around the Galaxy: Today at 7, Galaxy welcomes former Vermont governor Madeleine Kunin to discuss The New Feminist Agenda. On the front page of the New York Times Sunday Book Review, Judith Warner writes, " almost unimpeachably right, as she diagnoses what we in America need, why we've never gotten it, and how we may have some hope of achieving change in the future."

Music Notes: Spider Roulette join us this Thursday, May 17 at 7:00.  They'll play something for everyone, from blues to folk, jazz to country, and maybe even an Irish waltz!

Local Events: Riverside Farm's annual plant sale begins this weekend from 10-4.  Stop by the farm on Route 16 this Saturday and Sunday.  If you can't make it this weekend, stop by on Saturdays and Sundays though June 10th.  Call 472-6169 for more information.

Vermont Vaudeville presents Perfect Harmony, two nights of comedy, music and spectacle at the Hardwick Town House.  Friday, May 18 and Saturday, May 19 at 8:00, Vermont Vaudeville will show their community centered, live entertainment, great for all ages that features local talents and world touring professionals. Tickets are available at The Galaxy Bookshop.

Reminders: We will be open Wednesdays starting July 4th for the summer!
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 until July 4th.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 been able to significantly reduce those fees.

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