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This Week at Good Eats – April 10, 2014

Hi,

Well, we did it, we’re officially up and open in 2014; thanks to all of you who joined our opening.

Our menu for this week-end will feature the always popular Cream of Mushroom Soup with Tarragon, as well as the Crab Salad which debuted last week. Entrees are Fantasticks, Salmon Oscar, Henny Penny, Crabcakes, Tuna with Lemon Vinaigrette, and a chicken dish which will be decided tonight.

So in last weeks mail there was such a note of optimism for the coming year. Could be irrational exuberance but I don’t think so. For starters, we received our off-premise beer and wine license last month. This means that if you discover a bottle of wine here that you really like, we can sell you one to take home, at retail mark-up, not restaurant pricing. A week from tomorrow we will be opening a fine wine shop in the Market next door.  We will open with over 70 different good wines there, most not available anywhere else in the area. We will have the Grand Opening on Saturday, April 19, from 1 – 5pm. Hosting and pouring will be my younger brother Sam, who has worked in the wine biz forever, at most every level of that business, been everywhere, knows everybody. If you’d like the opportunity to talk and discover more good wine, put this on your calendar. More details to come next week, as well as more reasons for optimism!

Hope you’re enjoying this beautiful spring day and

We hope to see you.


This week at Good Eats – April 3, 2014

Hi,

Welcome to the first week of our 2014 season! Pronounced with an exclamation mark because this is going to be a great year to come to Good Eats Cafe. It’s already late in the day for this mail to be sent so we’ll wait till next week to expound on the coming year, but suffice to say, we are pumped.

What a winter most of us have just been through; a spring tonic is probably in order, and that would be our soup this week. I was wandering amongst all the herb gardens we planted last year and found lots of tasty shoots already poking through – our Spring Tonic Soup  will do you right.

April marks the beginning of the crabbing season and we’re going to celebrate with a number of crab preparations, the first of which will be a new crab salad  developed over the past couple days. We will also be serving crabcakes, as well as a perennial favorite this time of year, Salmon Oscar, which is asparagus and crabmeat mixed in with a glaze to top the salmon. Rounding out the entrees will be “Fantasticks”, which is skewers of filet mignon and shrimp with the portabella mushroom sauce, “Henny Penny” and “Tuna Mediterranean” with lemon vinaigrette.

Can’t wait to share all our news in person and with that in mind,

We hope to see you.


This Week at Good Eats – March 28, 2014

Hi,

Just a short heads-up to let you know that Good Eats will re-open for the 2014 season next Friday, April 4th. No menu yet, that will come next week, but we are anticipating that at long last, spring will come to the Northern Neck and the menu will reflect that. Reservations, if you wish, can be made by calling 804-472-4385.

And for those of you who are gardeners, if you are attending the NN Master Gardeners seminar in White Stone tomorrow, stop by our table and say hi. We will be there demonstrating the herbs and vegetables we grow for Good Eats.

Thanks and

We hope to see you.


This Week at Good Eats – February 13, 2014

Hi,

Well I will admit feeling a little doubtful the other night when I was watching the evening news and they showed a satellite picture of this storm and it filled most of the East Coast, eerily similar to a little storm named Sandy, and then the anchor ended the presentation by saying that the Air Force Hurricane Hunters were being sent up Wednesday to see what this thing was. Ah, bliss, once again the Northern Neck ducks under; the parking lot here this morning had no snow. So, …, unless something ugly happens tonight, Good Eats will be open both for Valentine’s Day tomorrow as well as Saturday night. Reservations are available at 804-472-4385 (the operator is standing by, making desserts and a lot more, ha).

In last weeks mail we mentioned that we would have Prime Rib; the menu reads “Blackened” but you actually have three options there, NO seasoning, 1/2 blackened or full. Rounding out the entrees will be Tuna Lo Mein, Shrimp and Grits, Flounder with Bacon and Oysters and Henny Penny. Oysters Nomini is available, as are three salads, the Cafe, Caesar and Winter. Also Hot and Sour Soup with Country Ham and Oysters.

Desserts were mentioned earlier. Making its’ debut this week is Gingerbread with a Dried Fruit Compote, and returning after an absence of many years, our version of Tiramisu. As well as the Chocolate Puddles, Key Lime Pie and Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie.

Happy Valentines Day and

We hope to see you.


This Week at Good Eats – January 16, 2014

Hi,

As reported last week Good Eats will be open both Friday and Saturday nights, and then we will be closing back up until Valentine’s Day.

On the menu will be Shrimp and Grits, flounder topped with oysters and lime butter sauce, grilled tuna with a Thai-style orange dipping sauce, hanger steak with the portabella mushroom sauce, grilled pork rib-eye with an apricot compote and melted gouda cheese and Henny Penny. Also Hot and Sour Soup with Oysters and Country Ham, and Cafe, Caesar and Winter salads.

Reservations are made by calling 804-472-4385 and

We hope to see you!


This Week at Good Eats – January 9, 2014

Hi,

Happy New Year!

Just a short note to announce that we are going to interrupt our winter break NEXT week-end, and will open both Friday 1/17and Saturday, 1/18, from 5pm – closing, or 8:30, whichever comes first. The menu, which will be posted this time next week, will be comprised of both menu favorites and seasonal specialties. If you’d like to get some good eats in January, please call 804-472-4385 for a reservation and leave your name, the number of people in your party, which day and time you would like to come and a phone number so we can confirm your reservation with you.

After next week-end we will not open the Cafe again until Valentine’s Day, when we will do both Friday and Saturday night.

Thanks and

We hope to see you.


This Week at Good Eats – December 12, 2013

Hi,

This will be the last week of the 2013 season. We’re going to be celebrating with a full line up good eats; Shrimp and Grits, Tuna Lo Mein, Salmon in Thai Red Curry Sauce, Duck Breast on Sweet Potato Hash with Pear Relish, Hanger Steak with  Portabella Mushroom Sauce and Henny Penny. Good Eats indeed! Reservations are made by calling 804-472-4385.

After this week-end the Market will also be open next Wednesday from 10 – 2, so if you need to stock up on goodies for your holidays keep that in mind. And then also, while we are closed, if you find yourself in need, leave a message on the restaurant phone,or write an email to that effect; I live just a few minutes away and will be here often, working on my winter cooking projects. (which is why we will still have ingredients available).

This coming Wednesday at 11am the School will be showing how to make the Mo’ Bettah Kale Greens Soup. There are a few slots open for that so if you’re interested give a call.

With that, the last email of this year comes to a close. Thank you all for making this a very special season here at Good Eats Cafe and we look forward to greeting you next year.

Again, thank you, and

We hope to see you.