Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Kick Start Mondays

Local Food: With farm work in full swing, Steven introduces a new Monday night special to kick start the week.  Our vegetarian chili is served with a hearty slice of bread and a pint of Switchback for $9.  Starting with black beans from Morningstar Meadows Farm in Glover, Steven adds tomatoes and onions from Pete's, bright and herbaceous lovage from Eastview Farm, and chilies from Mystic Morning Farm, plus some garlic scapes brought in by Denise Jackson.  Tofu from Vermont Soy brings out a rich creaminess with the beans, and it is all served in a big bowl and topped with a melted Grafton cheddar crust.  Spicy polenta bread with chilies from Patchwork Farm and Bakery, paired with a pint of cold Switchback, are the perfect accompaniments to end a day of work and get ready for the week ahead.

Look for new Monday specials throughout the summer, and we will be open every day through the summer starting this week.

At the Bar: Remember our Sunday and Monday drink specials. Sunday, July 8th we offer a $2.50 pint of Trout River Rainbow Red, a $4 glass of Boyden Valley Seyval Blanc or Big Barn Red. Our Vodka Lemonade, with Smugglers' Notch Vodka, Sumptuous Syrups Lemon 3 Basil Syrup and soda water, is offered for $5.

Stop by during First Friday in Hardwick on July 6th and enjoy one of our drink specials- our Berry Rum Shrub, made with Dunc's Mill Elderflower Rum or the Gin Fizz, made with Caledonia Spirits Barr Hill Gin and Elderberry Cordial.  We'll also have Vermont beer and wine specials!

Local Events: Visit our neighbors in downtown Hardwick on Friday July 6th, from 5-10 and have a good time with the entire family, see friends and neighbors, and learn more about what our community has to offer.  In addition to extended hours and sales at local merchants, there will be vendors, live music, massage, face painting, snacks, and beverages. Support Hardwick's economy and enter the raffle to win prizes!

Around the Galaxy: On Tuesday at 7, Galaxy welcomes Gish Jen, the bestselling author who spends time writing in Greensboro. Gish will discuss her most recent novel, World and Town, now out in paperback. And it is not to soon to begin thinking about what to do with your bountiful garden  - Andrea Chesman, author of The Pickled Pantry, will be at the bookstore on Tuesday, July 10th, to discuss her new cookbook and answer your questions about pickling and canning.

Music Notes: Tina and Her Pony join us this Thursday, July 5 at 7:30. Tina and Her Pony are an indie Appalachian duo whose songs echo bluegrass and old-time melodies.

Reminders: We are now open seven days a week in 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. 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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