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Come see Brad Thompson on Wednesday, November 2nd from 7-9 p.m.

Reminder about our fast-approaching first magical music night: Brad Thompson, soloist extraordinaire. $15 covers a fabulous snack table with hot & cold finger foods, and we’ll have some great beer & wines choices for the occasion. Call us if you want to make a reservation – 817-281-9500.

Foods next week will still be all about comfort in the cold: Beef Burgundy, some kind of Ravioli (whatever we feel like rolling out and stuffing on Tuesday), and potato & leek soup. Chicken and dumplings made it to our seasonal menu for the whole winter. Our sandwiches are now being served with nice hot rosemary roasted potatoes. Great selection of desserts, too. To name a few: chocolate-pumpkin cake, strawberries Romanoff, brie en croute with fig jam and maple walnut syrup. The flourless chocolate cake is coming back on the menu after several requests last week (plus it’s a gluten-free offering). Killer!

Brunch on Sunday, November 20th, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Lots of breakfast dishes, made from scratch like we do everything here, and mimosas and bellinis to make it a perfect start to your day off. Make a reservation!

Elaine aka Queen Bee


Come see Brad Thompson on November 2!

Our first musical evening (other than those of us in the kitchen who frequently break into harmonious tunes to Broadway recordings) is fast approaching. Brad Thompson, a hugely talented (and local) one-man show, will be here to serenade us from 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday, November 2. We will be serving, buffet style, a host of our popular appetizers and sandwiches (and we might even throw in a little dessert bite or two). Snacks – $15 per person, and we will have our usual selection of wines & beers. First groups that make it in get the couches!

Also worth mentioning…

  • Next week we will be offering lasagna again – it’s finally the weather for it. We’ll also have chili with jalapeno cornbread as a special, not to mention some delectable desserts. We’ll have another Halloween cake, full of chocolate yumminess.
  •   Sunday Brunch – November 20th from 10 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Some mornings when we are out of sorts and need a double espresso and something comforting to eat, Zach whips up some cream biscuits and gravy. We’ll be offering those for this brunch, and will pad out the menu with other great brunch foods like quiche, homemade sausage, bacon, Southwestern egg & chili casserole, warm cinnamon rolls, and mimosas. We haven’t even thought of all the good food yet, so stay tuned. Cost will be $20 per adult, $8 for kids, and we’ll be serving family style. So make a reservation! If that doesn’t get you in the mood for the holidays, nothing will.
  • Thanksgiving sides – We will be offering fresh holiday sides for you to pick up before the in-laws and grand kids get to your house for Thanksgiving: yeast rolls, breads & biscuits, green bean casserole, sweet potato casserole, ambrosia, dressing, and all sorts of desserts from pumpkin pie to a full dessert sampler tray. More on that in early November! Just think about relaxing on Thanksgiving with your guests instead of getting up before the crack of dawn.  I might even have time to scare the dust bunnies out from under my beds before my crew arrives!

Elaine aka Queen Bee

I love bacon (after all, it is one of the major food groups)

Let me confess how many slices of bacon I’ve had this week.  More than 30 (but who’s counting).  We decided to jazz it up a little bit – we’re taking good applewood smoked bacon and then, before we cook it, drizzling it with maple syrup, brown sugar, and plenty of black pepper.  Sometimes the bacon actually makes it into a sandwich.

Maybe less glamorous but quite tasty, we have a lovely tomato & mozzarella tart for lunch served with a nice house salad.  My daughter says it’s glamorous.  My take is that it is delicious, and who cares?  Here’s my other terrible (and I mean TERRIBLE) vice:  hot wings.  We cooked up some for an experiment, and I ate all the evidence.  They are messy, hot, and absolutely perfect.  I ate 10 of them today for lunch – my husband’s and my order combined.  Yummy with Asian or buffalo sauce.  My reasoning is that since it’s football season, it’s OK to eat wings every day.  After the Super Bowl next January, I will grieve and give them up until next September.

We do have other specials – both desserts and entrees, so come by – some of our specials include chicken enchilada casserole (with homemade tortillas) served with mango salsa,  carrot cake (you can claim to have eaten vegetables), spaghetti & meatballs, chicken & dumplings, and more.  In any case, we will be offering something special every day (although I will mostly stick with wings and bacon).

One more thing.  It’s Breast Cancer Awareness month, and we are offering a Tasting for Tatas.  Every single one of our staff members has been affected in some way by breast cancer, so we are donating $1 per flight to breast cancer awareness and treatment.  The wines are exceptionally good (and pink or red), and each flight also comes with slices of crisp & juicy Pink Lady apples and a nibble of brie topped with a gorgeous wine, honey, & cinnamon reduction.

Lastly, mark your calendars:  Wednesday, November 2nd, LIVE MUSIC!  Brad Thompson, local phenom, will be playing an acoustic set or two.  Details to follow!


Elaine aka Queen Bee