Kelly Ripa Said Magic Marker!
Notes from Nan: Cajuns, Food, Poker and Rob’s New Girlfriend
BY HF Contributing Writer, Nan Parati
I think someone’s trying to call me at Elmer’s on the fax line. It keeps ringing and they keep hanging up. Try 628-4003.
Oy vey! Or, as they say in Blondie, “Sheesh!”
Owning a restaurant is like trying to keep a herd of squirrels in a box—without a lid. And getting them to play piano duets in there together.
We’re trying to establish Lunch-to-Go but it’s unfortunately been inconsistent. We’re never completely certain how much to make on a given day—some days it all sells out even before lunchtime, other days no one wants lunch at all, and, for the third half of the days, we don’t make it for one reason or other. We are trying, however, so please don’t give up on us. You can call the Elmer’s Lunch Line at 628-4003 any day to find out what we have (or had) that day.
And speaking of lunch, we now have outdoor tables! Right outside! In front! Of course there’s no lake to look at, and this week there’s no weather warm enough to warrant sitting outside, but I understand that it does warm up in New England at some point between the hours of April and August, so, if you catch one of those warm days, come on over and eat in the sunshine!
If you’re looking for something really, really good and really good for you, try Susanne’s Trail Mix Scones. They’re kind of new, we don’t have them every day (because they sell out quickly) but they’re good and crunchy and full of good stuff for you that tastes good!
Friday Nights Menu (05/23):
For dinner this week (not to be confused with the Cajun Festival on June 20th) we have Chef Jim back in the kitchen with
- Grilled Ahi Tuna Steaks in his sauce of cucumbers, roasted peppers, tomatoes, mint and red wine garlic vinaigrette
- with a Field Greens Salad. (Jim always just says “Field Greens Salad” because he likes to see what the spirit is going to inspire him to create in a salad for that night as he gets closer to it. He doesn’t like to commit too early in case he’s struck by inspiration or lightning on Friday night.)
- For Vegetarians who don’t eat fish we will be serving Tofu marinated in the same good sauce.
Hey! It’s time for Rob Talk! That’s my favorite time of week! (I really don’t read them until I put them in here. It’s kind of something I look forward to.)
Kelly looks way better in that picture than she does on TV. She must have gotten all duded up for her date with Rob. I wonder what they are doing? Whatever it is, I’ll bet Magic Markers are involved.
Art Opening on Sunday, June 8th with works by both Gayle Kabaker and Peter Kitchell! 3 – 5pm
And of course there is
- Real, Live
- Cajun Festival!
- Friday night, June 20th from 5 – 9 pm
- In place of our regular Friday night dinner
- We’re blocking off the street at Norton Hill and Main once again for
- Cajun Dancing with
- Yankee Chank
- And we’ll provide Cajun and Zydeco Dance instruction!
I know that many of you are not dancers of any sort, much less of a sort you’ve never even seen, but the music just can’t be beat and you can stand around and tap your feet and watch if you don’t feel like dancing.
Yankee Chank is a band that lives in Vermont, but they go down to Lafayette and play with the old guys there as often as possible. They’re good and you’ll never know the difference between them and some ole boys from Southwest Louisiana!
And the food!
- Gus McIlhenny
- Of the McIlhenny family that makes Tabasco Sauce (from Avery Island, Louisiana)
- Is coming to Elmer’s to make
- Cajun Turkey Po’ boys
- And Jambalaya
- the real Louisiana way! ($)
So that’s what I’m all whooped up about! The thing I’m most excited about is that this ain’t just pretend food—we got Gus McIlhenny his own self cooking up the kind of food he’s been making since before he was born! And he’s such a nice guy! I’ve known Gus for . . . about . . . how long, Gus? Since about 1985? Just the nicest guy you’d ever want to meet and boy, can he COOK!
Community Service Notice:
If you’re a poker playing kind of guy (or girl!) they have a game every Friday night (just about) over on South Street. E-mail Mr. Maloof at Mizzentop.Poker @mac.com for more details. I myself would only embarrass myself if I tried to join in, but you might be good at it! It sounds like they have a real good time every week.