Monday, August 13, 2012

The Colors of Summer

Local Food: Bright and deep purple, Japanese eggplant is known for meaty, flavorful flesh, thin skin and for having few seeds.  These qualities make them a perfect match for the grill, where they become tender, creamy and smokey after a quick trip over the fire.  The eggplant joins with a variety of summer squash from Mystic Morning Farm, Eastview Farm and Steven's own kitchen garden.  He grills sweet and small pattypan to add a dash of sunshine. Zucchini and costata provide a hit of jadeite, while Lebanese squash brings a subtle variation with their muted palette. Crookneck squash has buttery tones that contrast nicely with the vibrant eggplant. The plate is served with sweet roasted cherry tomatoes that are intensely orange-red.  The bright summer veggies are mixed with a vinaigrette of toasted cumin and cilantro (also from Steven's garden), with crumbled tangy feta cheese from Bonnieview Farm.

At the Bar: Remember our Sunday and Monday drink specials. Sunday, August 19th we offer a $2.50 pint of Trout River, a $4 glass of Boyden Valley Seyval Blanc or Big Barn Red. Our Hot & Dirty, with Jalapeno Vodka, is offered for $5.

Around the Galaxy: Come to Galaxy on Tuesday when naturalist Bernd Heinrich will discuss his new book Life Everlasting: The Animal Way of Death. At 7PM, Heinrich, one of the keenest observers of the natural world, turns his eye to the lessons, ecological and spiritual, raised by looking at how the animal world renews itself. Be sure you have Tuesday, August 28th on your calendar for a visit by Julia Alvarez!

Music Notes: Spider Roulette join us this Thursday, August 16th at 7:30.  They'll play something for everyone, from blues to folk, jazz to country, and maybe even an Irish waltz!

Local Art: Join us one week from today, August 20th, as we welcome Shelburne artist Mathew Pardue.  Stop by and meet Mathew, enjoy drink specials and snacks from 4-6pm.

Local Events: The Circus Smirkus 25th Anniversary Big Top Tour wraps up this weekend, with 4 shows in Greensboro at the Circus Barn.  Saturday's shows are at 2pm and 7pm; Sunday's at 1pm and 6pm.  Tickets are $20 for adults, $16.50 for children (2-12) and free for those under two.  For more information, contact or call 1-877-SMIRKUS to order tickets.

Reminders: We are 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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