Monthly Archives: November, 2016

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Drinks, Music, Pig Paint

November 22nd, 2016 Posted by Drinks, Ingredient Showcase 0 thoughts on “Drinks, Music, Pig Paint”

If you have ever met Sean Cannon then you know, He is one of the best bartenders in Richmond. Yes!! Sean is one of the originators of “Sunday Funday” when he worked at The Sidewalk Cafe. Before iPods, pandora, spotify and the others, he would bring his arsenal of CD’s, and DJ also. You could go in thinking you were just going to have a meal and the next thing you know you were throwing high fives and shaking a tail feather.

 

Sean is now at The Betty on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday nights. Recently Mr. Cannon has been added to our unstoppable Brunch Crew on Sunday’s also. He is still amazing people with his way of reading the crowd and playing music and making the drinks everyone loves. If you don’t know what to drink, he does.  He is also now featuring a Cannon’s Concoction on Tuesday nights. Creating drinks like the Buskey Bee and Betty Paloma using local ingredients and fresh fruits.  Now the cool air is here and he will be making great Bourbon and Rum drinks. If your lucky and he likes you, you could get a bendy straw in your cocktail.

 

Come for a Cannon’s Concoction and some of the best food Richmond has to offer. Fresh, Local, Seasonal isn’t just about the food it’s about the drinks also.

 

Pig Paint is a BBQ Sauce that Sean has been making and is featured here at The Betty. It’s the perfect amount of smokey, spicy and sweet. If you love the sauce you’ll love his drinks.

Gourds, Gourds, Gourds!!!!

November 8th, 2016 Posted by Appetizers, Entrees, Ingredient Showcase, Uncategorized 0 thoughts on “Gourds, Gourds, Gourds!!!!”

It’s that time of season where the gourds are taking over.

The “Galeux d’Eysine” Peanut Pumpkin is 220 year old heirloom squash. Because it is an heirloom it is not a hybrid. The peanut like growths are a build up of excess sugar. This pumpkin  has an extremely sweet flesh and has only been in the US since 1996.

Long Island Cheese Squash is an heirloom also. It is from New York and is named the way it is, because it looks like a wheel of cheese also has the same texture as cheese.

Cinderella Pumpkin is named after the resemblance of the pumpkin carriage in the fairytale Cinderella. Also know as “Rouge Vif d’Etampes” and is a French heirloom. It has a moist flesh and is custard like with sweet flavor.

Cushaw Squash domesticated in Mesoamerica sometime between 7000 and 3000 B.C.. When roasted it is sweet, smoky and has a similar texture to a potato. The seeds are mostly cultivated and turned into oil.

We are using these gourds this month thanks to Scott’s Farm (Moneta,Va.) and Griffin Farms (Willis,Va.)

These Gourds are being put into soups, desserts , as sides and featured dishes. We aren’t doing much to these as we want them to show case themselves. Local and fresh is hard to beat.

Come try one of these featured delights this month.