Monthly Archives: September 2011


This Week at Good Eats – 9/29

Good Eats Cafe -  Call  804-472-4385 for reservations
Thursday 5pm – 8:00pm
Friday 5pm – 8:30pm
Saturday 5pm – 8:30pm
Sunday brunch 10am – 2pm

Hi,

Please notice the change in our Sunday hours, no more dinner, brunch only. We’re going to watch football and find interesting things to do also.

Tonight is Date Night. Starters include a hearts of romaine salad with blue cheese, bacon and balsamic dressing and the Italian tomato and bread soup. Entrees are fried catfish, chicken & shrimp scampi, grill pork loin with a crunchy Thai red curry sauce and Creole gumbo. 2 for $35 including the wine.

Dana from Garners Produce over Rt 3 in Neenah let us know that the fall greens are starting to be ready; we chose arugula for this week. Starting Friday we will make a pesto (here we go again) of arugula and almonds which we will spoon into a bowl of white beans, with the title of

White Bean Soup with Arugula Pesto and Ginger.

To me it’s like painting, vibrant flavors set into a homey, comforting white background.

Three specials this week:

Roast Salmon with Sauteed Spinach and Oysters, Topped with our Oscar Glaze

&

Grilled Pork Loin with Crunchy Thai Red Curry Sauce

&

Creole Gumbo
(with chicken, sausage, shrimp and oysters)

And that’s the food news for this week. Thanks always for your support and

We hope to see you.


This Week at Good Eats – 9/22

Good Eats Cafe -  Call  804-472-4385 for reservations
Thursday 5pm – 8:00pm
Friday 5pm – 8:30pm
Saturday 5pm – 8:30pm
Sunday brunch 10am – 2pm,   dinner 5pm – 7:30pm

Hi,

Ha, times up. I have a self-imposed 10 minute limit for finding a conversational thread for these weekly mails and it just ain’t flowing today. But before leaving this silly paragraph I would like to say thanks to any and all of you who wrote in to House and Home Magazine on our behalf; it feels good to momentarily basks in the appreciation of what we do. And now the basking is over, it’s time to earn it all anew.

Tonight is Date Night. Hearts of romaine with blue cheese, crumbled bacon and balsamic dressing as well as curried sweet potato soup. Entree-wise, a killer risotto with roast chicken and caramelized onions, topped with the portabella mushroom sauce, fried catfish, pork loin with apricot and gouda and the salmon stir-fry with Thai curry sauce. 2 for $35, including a bottle of wine. Call your honey now.

The storms and rain have shortened the basil season, so before it’s completely gone, starting tomorrow, we will be serving

Italian Tomato and Bread Soup.

Specials will be

Grilled Pork Loin with Apricot Compote and Melted Gouda

&

Broiled Flounder topped with Buttered Backfin Crabmeat

&

Roast Salmon with Sauteed Spinach and Oysters “Oscar”

or at least the Good Eats version of Oscar using the same glaze we make in the spring with asparagus and crab.

Friday night features half-price bottles of wine, Saturday is a wonderful night to dine, and Sunday gets its own paragraph.

Two specials for brunch this week, Steak and Eggs and an Oysters Florentine (this really needs a better name), which will be sauteed spinach, bacon and oysters on an English muffin, topped with Hollandaise sauce. Then at 5pm, when we re-open, we will again take 20% off your total bill as our incentive against the draw of the NFL. We’ll see what happens.

Thank you again for such strong support and

We hope to see you.


This Week at Good Eats – 9/15

Good Eats Cafe -  Call  804-472-4385 for reservations
Thursday 5pm – 8:00pm
Friday 5pm – 8:30pm
Saturday 5pm – 8:30pm
Sunday brunch 10am – 2pm,   dinner 5pm – 7:30pm

Hi,

Well, let me tell you it sure is nice to write about food news instead of problems and closings. It’s official, we’re up and running again, and quite excited about it.

The first piece of news is that we have shifted the menu into fall gear, winter salad (just a name ha, no hurry here) taking over for salad soleil, henny penny on the menu everyday, and fried oysters moving in in place of crabcakes.

The soup this week is

Cream of Curried Sweet Potato with Feta and Cilantro.

Starting Friday, specials are

Grilled Salmon with Wasabi Butter and Pickled Ginger

&

Roast Pork Loin with Apricot Compote and Melted Gouda.

Tonight is Date Night. We have such a good menu tonight I’m going to tell you about the whole thing. Of course the Cafe Salad is there. Then we have the last of the fresh peaches available, and with them we’re going to make the deluxe version of that grilled peach salad we were making in August. Same greens, same peach with blue cheese, but amping up the balsamic vinaigrette and in place of the pecans we have a spiced nut condiment known in Egypt as “dukkah”, as made at Good Eats it’s goodah. The soup will be the curried cream of sweet potato. Entrees – orrechiette with sausage and oysters in creole red sauce, chicken soft tacos with chilpotle salsa, pork loin with apricot compote and gouda and salmon stir-fry in Thai curry sauce over jasmine rice. That’s 2 for $35, including a bottle of wine.

Friday features half-price bottles of wine, Saturday is an excellent night to dine, and then two choices on Sunday, brunch or dinner. This Sunday brunch will feature 7oz rib-eye steak and eggs for 10.95. Dinner will continue to run from 5pm – 7:30pm. We had such a positive response to the 20% off the entire bill at Sunday dinner that we gave in honor of our 14th birthday this past August, that we will continue this for as long as we stay open on Sunday nights this fall.

In closing, we’re rested, raring to cook, and

We hope to see you.


This Week at Good Eats – 9/1

First off, I hope all of you have fared well through Irene, or at least fared ok.

Good Eats did just fine with the storm itself and the power came back on late last night. But upon arrival today to begin opening, we found 2 breaks in the water lines that connect the well to the restaurant. These lines are buried 24 inches under the back parking lot and the breaks are 25 feet apart. The plumber is coming tomorrow afternoon with equipment to get at the pipes, but who knows what they will find and if the repairs will be completed tomorrow. With this in mind I dare not order food and that means acknowledging now that Good Eats Cafe will not be opening this week-end.

Nor next week, because it has been long established that Good Eats closes for a week at Labor Day. Vacation plans (not mine, sigh) have been set for months and despite the closings for Irene, there’s no going back.

Thank you again for your support, we wish you a wonderful Labor Day week-end and

We hope to see you Thursday, Sept 15 when we re-open.