Daily Archives: July 22, 2010

This week at Good Eats – 7/22


The good news is we finally got some rain.

The great news is that the rain made our blueberries swell up enough that we could pick them and make blueberry pie. A lot of blueberry pies, actually, made 8 of them yesterday, with plans to make more tomorrow and Sunday. Which means that we won’t be running out this week. Come and get it.

Our soup this week is a nod to the expected weather, a

Chilled Cucumber with Dill.

Our featured special is one of the most popular summer dishes we do,

Risotto with Crab on Crab

a soft shell crab with backfin crabmeat, grilled corn and fresh mozzarella. We will also have

Grilled Salmon with an Heirloom Tomato and Pickled Ginger Salsa, topped with Basil Vinaigrette,

as well as

Soft Shell Crabs with Lime Butter Sauce.

The service staff got together yesterday to sample some wines to pair with summer food and chose a real interesting wine from Portugal for us to special this week, a Vinho Verde, which is light and refreshing, with just a touch of sparkling effervescence. That, together with the Kluge Albemarle Rose which is on the wine list, gives us a complement of wines that are just the ticket on these hot summer days.

Tonight is Prime Rib night, Friday features half-price bottles of wine, Sunday night Henny Penny is available and Monday night features the sandwiches and other light fare of Casual Cafe.

I end with a huge thank you to those of you who have had the wisdom to see through my public personal travails since Sally’s death. Those of you who have offered the stories of your own family’s disintegration and anger. Those of you who search me out, look me in the eye and assure me it will get better. Through my tears now I want you to know that it is because of you that Good Eats Cafe continues and I cannot thank you enough for your support.

Sorry to end on a downer.

We hope to see you.