No one knows for sure what the Laundry Day special will be here at Nook tonight, June 29th. Nook Statisticians say there’s a 50% chance that it will be Hoppin’ John with Smoked Oysters and Sausage. What is certain is that it will be another example of the fine cooking we do here at Nook, and that it will cost a mere $12, leaving you with enough dough in your pocket to enjoy one of the lovely Summer wines I’m about to talk about.
Michael will be back next week, but I want to reassure you that we’re still a great restaurant even without him. We’ve got a three course Sunday Dinner for $20 on June 28th that you’re going to enjoy even in the absence of the Sultan of Cocktails. Much like Michael, a salad of Green Beans, Tomato and Corn with Green Goddess Dressing is full of hope, color and optimism. Only a Guajillo Braised Short Rib with Pickled Red Onion, Queso Fresco and Corn Cake for dinner matches Michael in its complex seasoning. Unlike Michael, the Buttermilk Panna Cotta with Strawberries won’t engage you in a debate about Wilhelm Reich’s Mass Psychology Of Fascism as you try to finish eating. While we all sit around waiting for “Chicken Whiskey” to return, we're delighted to have charming newcomer Reed Windle at the bar.
I’ve got an armada of thirst quenching wines that will help you turn the tables on the Summer heat right now. Get the tactical edge with our essentials of Summer: Gruner Veltliner, Dry Riesling and the drier than dry Garnatxa Blanca. You’ll find a Falanghina from Campania, Italy, a most useful side companion. And our Rose Flight is guaranteed to cool you down and dry you out. If red is your weapon of choice, we're serving a chilled Cab Franc too. Let us open one up for you and let the battle begin!
After you’ve prayed to the solar deities on June 21st, join us for a $20 Sunday Dinner in three radiant courses. The dawn of your meal, Barley, Kale, Plums, Green Harissa and Yogurt is like the morning sun rising at Stonehenge. Grilled Chicken with Spinach, Creamy Polenta, Roasted Mushrooms and Salsa Verde will tilt your palate 23.5 degrees on its axis. And a Chocolate Pot de Creme with Whipped Cream synchronizes your sundial. The charming Mr. Reed Windle is a bright spot for us at the bar.
Our all night Happy Hour livened up what would have been a sleepy evening and brought in a delightful group of people, so we're doing it again this Wednesday, June 24th. Dine at the communal table or counter and enjoy half priced small plates, $5 wine and cocktail selections and $3 Schlitz Lagers. Celebrate the Solstice of your work week at Nook!