Friday, April 17, 2009

Fridays and Saturdays in Saxapahaw

Greetings Friends,

As you know already, this is a wonderful time of year to be in Saxapahaw. I mentioned The Haw River Canoe and Kayak Company last week; Joe and Lawrence have planned some very nice trips and events to allow folks to experience the river during this resplendent time.

And May 2nd marks the first Saturdays in Saxapahaw Farmers' Market and Music event. Heather LaGarde is working just now to finish the bands list for posting on the Rivermill Village website. We are looking forward to an especially good year of markets and music, and Saxapahaw General Store is honored to be sponsoring the event and serving snacks and sandwiches over at the market! Look for us to join the festivities beginning May 9.

Another first experience for us is a Wine Tasting Dinner, which we and Benjamin Vineyards and Winery will host at the winery on May 15. Saxapahaw General Store will provide six tasting courses to complement Benjamin's wines. We are delighted to offer this event to the community, and we hope you'll join us that third Friday in May at 6:30 p.m. for dinner and wines. You'll enjoy six tasting glasses of wine paired scrumptiously with tasting portions of cheese, salad, three entrees, and dessert--all with local emphasis. Vegetarian options are available when you let us know of that need. If you can join us, do let us know right away so we can begin looking forward to your visit! You can reserve a space by responding to this email with your name and telephone number. I'll call you and arrange the details.

Many folks will be enjoying the Shakori Hills Festival of Music and Dance this weekend; if you'll be among that crowd, we'd be happy to provide supplies or a break for a meal. If Shakori isn't in your plans, we'll be here as usual with Friday and Saturday dinner specials, Saturday and Sunday brunch, and beautiful Saxy weather. Along with our usual menu, which is always available, we'll have the following between 5 and 8:30 today and tomorrow:

Dessert First--Apple Tart with Local Chevre, and Carrot Cake.

Braeburn Farms Beef Short Ribs with Mashed Potatoes and Saute of Spinach.
Duck confit with Sweet Potato and Apple Hash
Cane Creek Pork Belly with Seafood Gumbo Gravy over Garlic Mashed Potatoes with Brussels Sprouts
Eggplant Provencal with Mashed Potatoes and Asparagus (vegetarian)
Mussels with Grilled Baguette
Sea Scallops with Fried Local Green Tomatoes and Asparagus
Halibut with Sweet Potato and Apple Hash and Saute of Spinach
Blue Cheese Burger with local beef and Applewood Smoked Bacon
Pan-seared Salmon on Croissant with capers and lemon-garlic aioli
Quiche with saute of artichoke and three cheeses (vegetarian)
Beef Minestrone
Seafood Gumbo (this is full of scallops, shrimp, tasso ham, andouille sausage, applewood bacon, and poblano peppers)

We have declared Monday night to be TACO NIGHT at Saxapahaw General Store. Beginning Monday coming, we'll offer tacos as our main dinner special on Mondays. Jeff is plotting his taco schemes as I write you, and I know there will be pork carnitas involved. Veggie options too.


  1. I just found out about you guys from and think this is the most amazing idea! I am glad you guys exist when and where you are! Unfortunately I moved away 6 months ago, but will be back in a week or 2. I fully plan on coming to check you guys out!

  2. I LOVE the idea of Taco Night!!

  3. I LOVE the idea of Taco Night!!! :)