October is Fair Trade Month! If you enjoy the many fair trade products offered by Glens Falls businesses, take a moment to snap a photo and share on Facebook, Instagram, etc. The more you support, the more products small businesses can afford to offer! Not sure what this fair trade stuff is all about? Learn more at Fair Trade Campaigns FAQ.
Some of the Glens Falls businesses that currently offer one or more Fair Trade products or have participated in Fair Trade educational programs include:
Samantha’s Cafe & Catering
Rock Hill Bakehouse
Glens Falls High School
Do you know of another business that sells certified fair trade food or household items in Glens Falls? Tell us about it! We love connecting with other small business owners that share similar commitments. email@example.com
Adirondack Women’s Bar Association’s Fall Mixer at Mean Max Brew Works © Photo by Mashell Kennedy Atwood
We are lovin’ the look of the area’s newest brewery, Mean Max Brew Works. Distressed wood high tops, industrial looking concrete bar, and modern pendant lighting…The taproom has the perfect atmosphere for casual corporate events, just ask the folks at the Adirondack Women’s Bar Association. We had the pleasure of helping them plan a menu for their fall mixer last week. What goes better with beer than salty + savory umami flavors like Thai Noodles and Beef Tenderloin.
IT’S HOT TURKEY SEASON! Everything on this plate is made in-house from SCRATCH starting with the turkey that slow-roasts for 18 hours, real turkey gravy made from the roast, whole berry cranberry sauce, sweet coleslaw, and the baked stuffing made from our own honey oat, burlap, & sour cream dill breads. You have probably had a turkey sandwich before but, you definitely can’t get This hot turkey experience anywhere else.
And speaking of turkey…mark your calendars for Friendsgiving - Nov 20th, 7PM – $20
Yum! Thanksgiving is almost here! Can you smell it? Pumpkin pie baking, fresh rolls, and turkey roasting. Can you hear it? The beep beep beep of kitchen timers, laughing, clinking of wine glasses… But it’s soooo far away… Hold on! Wait a minute! Samantha’s will be celebrating Friendsgiving a whole week before Thanksgiving! It’s not your parents’ house so, we won’t make you do dishes and we’ll even let you watch TV at the table. Get your gobble gobble on with us! Seats are limited so, don’t forget to RSVP!
Fresh Roasted Turkey & Gravy
Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Green Bean Casserole
Squash Apple Bisque
Honey Oat, Burlap, & Sour Cream Dill Breads
Assorted Fall Desserts
Organic, Fair Trade Coffee
(Vegan Options Available – Just Ask!)
Lolo, Kelly, & Donnah workin’ it at Taste 2014
Taste of the North Country was buzzing on Sunday. Perfect weather, live music, and a record breaking 42 participating restaurants brought over 4,000 festival-goers downtown to raise money for The Kiwanis Club of Glens Falls! Needless to say, with so many hungry people, we sold out of nearly EVERYTHING. It may be twelve months away but, we are already tossing around ideas for Taste 2015. Guinness Stew? Chili Mac? Some completely new creation? So many cupcake flavors sound good…Salted Caramel Mocha? Pumpkin Spice? Vanilla + Peanutbutter? mmMm guess you’ll have to wait until next year to find out!
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The Beautiful Bride – Mitchell Joyce Photography
Often times, clients come to us with special requests and we love to be able to say “yes” whenever possible. We were excited to hear that this bride & groom were planning a boat access only wedding in the narrows of Lake George – no electricity, no running water – just simple elegance. What a great way to close the outdoor wedding season. The menu was as eclectic as the Adirondack-Columbian guest list with Chicken Tarragon, Tilapia + Mango Salsa, Zucchini Tomato Gratin, Chana Masala, Roasted Vegetable Quiche, Chicken Pot Pie, and Baked Mac + Cheese.
Donnah & PJ Serving the Happy Couple – Mitchell Joyce Photography
Boat Ride to Uncas Island – Mitchell Joyce Photography
Cake by Gambles Bakery – Mitchell Joyce Photography
Rory & Marcela – Mitchell Joyce Photography
Meet the artist Thursday, September 25, 2014 (5-8pm)
Paintings by Reneé Leigh Stephenson
This series of mostly new works will feature food & drink themed paintings which will be right at home here at the cafe!
Alik Tamar is a Writer/Director from Los Angeles and is currently based in New York, where she writes and directs films within the NYU Graduate Film Program. Alik and her crew visited beautiful Bolton Landing on Lake George last fall while on a shoot for her short film, Storgē, a story about an estranged sister who returns home to help her brother scatter their mother’s ashes. We were there to keep the group energized with breakfast, lunch, and dinner for all six days of production.
Learn more about the filmmaker: http://aliktamar.com
Summer, summer, summertime…..time to sit back and unwind…
Let us add some flavor to your summer fun! We’ve got you covered with delicious ideas for your backyard get-togethers or a day out on the lake.
Saturday, May 10th 2-4pm
Complimentary hors d’oeuvres & designer fashions from Finders Keepers.
Union Square, 11 Broad Street, Glens Falls, NY 12801
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If you have an idea of what you would like to see sold here please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We are also pleased to announce that we are now partnering with Kilpatrick Family Farms as a CSA pick up location! Get your certified organic produce from a trusted, local farm and support a family-run business at the same time. It’s easy to sign up: http://www.kilpatrickfamilyfarm.com/csa
1) Click “Join Our CSA”
2) Choose “2014-15 CSA Season”
3) Select the CSA program that works for you & then “Submit &Continue”
4) Select “Samantha’s Cafe” as your pick up location & then “Submit & Continue”
5) Enter your payment information. For payment plans choose credit card and follow instructions.
6) Enjoy super fresh produce each week May – October (Pick up times: Tuesdays 8am-6pm at Samantha’s Cafe, 11 Broad Street, Glens Falls, NY 792-5839)
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The cafe will be closed on Monday due to off-site catering.
If you are calling to place your Easter pre-orders, please leave a voicemail (518) 792-5839 or send us an email email@example.com
Don’t have enough people in the office for a catering order? We will also delivery from the regular cafe menu Monday – Friday 8-2pm!
Thursday, April 3, 2014 (5-8pm)
Frank Smith – Artist Reception
RSVP on Facebook! Free reception with complimentary hors d’oeuvres
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We really liked the message in this recent piece by OffbeatBride.com – Everyone else is doing it: A wedding trend perspective. The truth is, not every bride falls into the categories of trendsetter or trend follower and that’s OK. Keep in mind as you are sifting through the mountain of bridal magazines trying to absorb the endless supply of menu trend reports – this party is meant to celebrate you as a couple – your love, your style, your taste. Consider what sounds good to you …beef tenderloin with housemade horseradish cream…vegan peanut noodles with stir fried veggies...If you serve both on the same buffet line and the style mag doesn’t find out, is it still a faux pas? We think not.
But, seriously. Our best advice?
Order yummy food.
Order enough food.
And most importantly, stop stressing over the food.
Our wedding menus are 100% custom and can include many vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options. We will travel to your location in Glens Falls, Saratoga, Lake George, Schroon Lake, Queensbury, Diamond Point, Bolton Landing, Chestertown, and the northern Adirondacks.
QUIZ: Where can you find: 1) an art collection including Picasso, Rembrandt, & Degas and an old factory turned artist colony? 2) unique wellness services including an oxygen bar, acupuncture, body airbrushing, tower pilates, Thai bodywork, and a barbershop that does mohawks and side designs? 3) a swanky wine bar, breweries, and a farmers market that sells artisan moonshine? 4) kids activities like fashion runway parties, a children’s museum with a Nigerian marketplace grocery shopping experience, and a video game lounge for kids and adults?
ANSWER: Glens Falls, NY
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Soup’r Delicious is back! Each week in March , our menu will feature original soup recipes by area residents. 50% of the soup sales will benefit the charity chosen by the soup creator. Get ready for a fun and delicious way to help support area charities that do so much for our community.
HoG Heaven New Mexico Chicken & Corn Chowder by Audrey Shaw
Audrey’s Charity: House of Grace of the Adirondacks
Potato Leek by Jessica Jacobson
JJ’s Charity: Family Service Association of Glens Falls
Yummy Sausage by Tamsin MacDonald
Tamsin’s Charity: Cindy’s Comfort Camp at Hole in the Woods
Persian Āsh by Jacqueline Touba, PhD
Jacqueline’s Charity: World Awareness Children’s Museum
Turkey with Stuffing Dumplings by PJ Duell
PJ’s Charity: APE’s Rocky Horror Picture Show
Vegan White Bean with Mushrooms by Gail Infante
Gail’s Charity: CR Wood Cancer Center (screenings for those not covered by insurance)
Carrot Ginger Soup by Chef Jacob Guay (of Bistro Leroux)
Jacob’s Charity: The Helper’s Fund, Chestertown
Asopao de Pollo by Chef Donnah Digan-Lewis
Donnah’s Charity: Jackson Heights Elementary
Red Ink Drawings and Oil Paintings by Christopher Baldwin
Artist Reception – Thursday, February 13th 5-8PM
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!
There is still a little time left to submit your soup! The deadline has been extended to Feb 10th. Call 792-5839 with any questions.
We like to think our commitment to the arts is as strong as our commitment to our food. Creativity feeds creativity in many ways. Sometimes in the restaurant biz, life tends to run on like one long day – always preparing for the next lunch hour or the next big event. We are 20,352 hours into our “day” and figure now is as good of a time as any to slow down and reflect on the many creative people who have fueled us along the way. The count to date is over 60 artists, musicians, & writers who have exhibited or presented at the cafe in the past two years!
Art in the Public Eye
World Awareness Children’s Museum
The Hyde Collection’s Regional High School Juried Art Show Winners
Lake George Arts Project
Adirondack Theatre Festival
Glens Falls Community Theater …etc.
Students of Abraham Wing Elementary
Joan Duff Bohrer
Carol Law Conklin
Just for Ewe by Drumlen Designs
Fire Oak Studio
Mamie’s & Edith’s
Pepi Designs (Linda Friedman)
Happy Face FX (PJ Duell)
Reality Dance Studio
Leif Alexander Bernard
Summerland Music Society
Colorful Tones (Damon Cook)
Tony Jenkins Jazz Trip
CALL (518) 792-5839
Each pans serves 12-15 people.
25 cookies per platter.
Bundt cake serves 8-12
The cafe will be closed through the Christmas holiday (Dec 21 – Jan 3rd). We will be at our homes listening to our favorite Christmas songs and having a little break from the hustle and bustle…and we suggest you do the same. See you all on Friday, January 3, 2014!
Thursday, December 12th is Ladies’ Night in Glens Falls! Now it’s easy to shop local.
We will be at Glens Falls Karate Academy, 196 Glen serving up some yummy bites (all under $5) to keep you energized while you shop downtown. We’ll also have a selection of items from our gift shop including one-of-a-kind hats Just for Ewe by Drumlen Designs, hand blown glass flowers and pumpkins by Jamie Perian, vinyl record bowls by Courtney Nettleton, embroidered ornaments by DebraAnn Nielsen, and more.
BONUS GIVEAWAY!! Be sure to pick up your $25 OFF coupon. Good on any catering order of $75 or more. Big savings for your holiday dinner order!
ANOTHER UNIQUE GIFT IDEA…Consider women’s self defense classes by our friends at Glens Falls Karate Academy. Sensei Murphy will be at the ready all night for tours of the new studio and will be providing information about the various martial arts classes offered for children and adults. www.glensfallskarate.com
RSVP on Facebook
Lecture & Presentation by Japanese fiber artist, Leiko Uchiyama: My Felting Journey
Wednesday, April 17, 2013, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM at Samantha’s Cafe and Catering
$5 Suggested Donation
Leiko Uchiyama has developed an international following for the exquisite hand felted garments she creates in her signature “Matsuba” or “Pine needles” felt technique; inspired by pine needles spread on snow in her homeland of Hokkaido, the northernmost island of Japan.
Leiko’s fascinating journey has taken her around the globe in a circuitous path as sheep shearer, author, fiber artist and teacher. She writes “The process of creation is central to what I am. … As time passes, my felt creates the path I’ve been passing through.”
She has studied, taught and exhibited extensively throughout Asia, Europe, Australia, South America, the UK and the USA. Leiko currently resides in Carlow, Ireland. Leiko Uchiyama’s work can be seen at www. leikofelt.com
Organized by Luckystone Feltworks Studio
Sponsored by Art in The Public Eye and Lake George Arts Project
With Support of Ray Supply, Inc
Just for Ewe by Drumlen Design
“Home Spun, Hand Knit and dyed with TLC” Learn more about the creation process of the very talented Ann Marie…
Step 1, The Meet and Greet
I take a trip to the farm and meet the sheep! I greet the sheep by name, looking for the prettiest color and the best spinning fleece.
Step 2, Washy, washy, washy
With fleece in hand, I head home to wash it, then hang it out to dry.
Step 3, Brushing and Combing and Carding, OH MY!
I have to brush out the hay seed and the grass. (And you thought combing your kid’s hair was bad?!) And then, card it to get the hairs aligned in one direction for spinning.
Step 4, Spin, Spin, Spin!
It takes approximately 10 hours to spin 8ozs of yarn. You take the yarn from the bobbin to the knitty knotty (two heads, one body.)
Step 5, Dying
Choose your color and heat the water and soak the yarn. You can do natural, kool aid, so many choices! Wash and let dry.
Step 6 Last prep til ya knit
Hang yarn on the umbrella swift and from there you spin it onto the ball winder. And now you’re ready for knitting!
To think, all that work for a hank of yarn!
More info at www.artinthepubliceye.com and on Facebook!
WHAT: ART IN THE PUBLIC EYE’S ANNUAL FUNDRAISER
WHEN: SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2012 (7-10PM)
WHERE: SAMANTHA’S CAFE, 11 BROAD STREET, GLENS FALLS, NY 12801
WHY: Proceeds benefit Art in the Public Eye and help to fund public art programs: Third Thursday Glens Falls Art Walk, Outdoor Cinema, Chalk Fest, Art Cart, and Gallery 99.
ORDER TICKETS ONLINE or purchase at the door. Tickets $25
COME AS YOU LIKE, COSTUMES NOT REQUIRED.
$5 Gift Certificate to UnCorked with every ticket purchase!
POP ART Photo Booth by PJN Photography
-4 Tickets to Adirondack Theatre Festival’s 2013 Season
-Glens Falls Symphony Tickets
-Membership to The Hyde Collection
-VIP Passes to Rock Hill Bakehouse
-Cupcake-A-Day for a Year at Samantha’s Cafe
-One Day Arcade Pass to FUN WORLD & Gift Certificate to Pizza Jerks
-Bread for a Year from Rock Hill Bakehouse
-2 Pairs of Tickets to the Charles R. Wood Theater
-4 Hrs of Private Chef Services by Donnah Digan-Lewis
-Set of Three Vinyltap Record Bowls by Courtney Nettleton
-East End Eatery Gift Certificate
-Fine Art Print by Kate Austin-Avon
-Handmade Bracelet by Kate Austin-Avon
-“Caldrea Aromatherapeutic Homekeeping” Gift Basket by Sterling & Company
-Private Concert by Gisella Montanez-Case (Music to Remember)
-Andy Warhol “Flowers” Series (1964-70), Set of 4 Prints
-Membership to World Awareness Childrens Museum: go! Where Children Discover the World
-$100 Gift Certificate to Ship Shape, for all of your holiday shipping needs
-and lots more!
F.Y.I. Samantha’s Cafe is a politically neutral business and we do not endorse any candidates this election season. Happy voting, everyone!
Thank you to Carole for giving us the opportunity to make her dream our own and double thanks to all of the loyal customers who have embraced the changes the we have made along the way.
Celebrate the 1st Anniversary of the new Samantha’s Cafe on Thursday, October 18th from 5-8pm! Live music by “Lean 2″ (Cabin 3 minus one) and reception for our October Third Thursday Glens Falls Art Walk artist, Janelle Tavormina.
Our first GG Mama’s Night was so much fun we decided to do it again! It’s tapas night this time around – expect plate after plate of Donnah’s delicious creations. We hope you can join us.
Thursday, November 1st – Tapas Night
$25 per person (beverages additional)
6pm (seating is limited)
Reservations are required 792-5839 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Please indicate any food allergies or dietary needs at time of reservation.
Look for Samantha’s Cafe at the 20th Annual Taste of the North Country on September 30th in City Park from 11-3pm. We are serving up some of your favorites – Thai Noodles, Tabouli, and Quinoa…YUM!
AND THAT’S NOT ALL….
Early birds can enjoy complimentary O’Brien Pancakes from 10-11am at the Samantha’s booth! Pick up your free ticket to Taste of the North Country at the cafe anytime this month and also be entered to win $100 gift certificate to the participating restaurant of your choice, courtesy of O’Brien Insurance. Yup, you read that correctly… free entry into the event AND a chance for $100 restaurant gift certificate! John, Kevin, and the rest of the O’Brien team will be there to answer your questions regarding delicious pancakes or about insurance so, make sure to stop by in the morning to say hello!
(Photo Credits: Ellen Kenney)
Hand Made Paper Sculptures
Thursday, September 20, 2012 (5-8pm) at Samantha’s Cafe
Third Thursday Glens Falls Art Walk
About the Artist
Helga Grobel began her career as an artist in the 1960s working with clay. She became a proficient potter making bowls, plates, teapots, urns and hand built objects. In the1980s and 1990s she focused on making jewelry using her own one-of-a-kind Raku beads. Her necklaces became multi-media with the addition of woven fiber and by adding beads from around the world along with her own hand forged brass and copper elements. Her interest in fiber art led her to create woven and stitched fiber collages that have been exhibited. In addition to fiber art, she was introduced to hand made paper in the 1990s and has recently returned to this art form making one of kind paper collages.
These collages are products of her free-flowing, creative process using paper products especially soft egg cartons which are recycled into pulp and processed in a manner similar to clay.
Helga had a nomadic life (courtesy of the US State Dept.). She has shared studios in several European countries and in the US, enjoying the interaction with artists of many different cultures. She has also been influenced by beadwork and fiber art of American Indians, Australian Aborigines and the African Masai.
Helga is a resident of the District of Columbia and a part time resident of Stony Creek NY where she maintains her studio.
It’s that time of the month again! Third Thursday Glens Falls Art Walk is August 16th from 5-8pm. Visit the cafe to check out a new exhibition from World Awareness Children’s Museum called “Food – From Seed to Table”, part of ARTex International Youth Art Exchange.
Enjoy live music by Closer Still and complimentary refreshments from Samantha’s Cafe.
(Photo Credit: Jacqueline Lynch Photography)
Whether you are in the mood for your favorite comfort foods or want to try something new, we’ve got you covered at two locations during Take A Bite every Wednesday night this summer!
Colleen will be on Glen Street with a unique menu that represents both Samantha’s Cafe and Lone Coyote Farm…. General Tsao’s Chicken with White Rice, Squash Blossom Jalapeño Poppers, and Baked Tofu in Asian-Inspired Cucumber Slaw.
If you need your regular Samantha’s fix, find Leena at the Farmers Market in City Park with Raspberry Lemonade, Thai Noodles, Mac ‘n Cheese, Gazpacho, Homemade Bread, and many other delicious treats.
It’s the week of family vacations! We are all going away to enjoy some time with our families. Jennifer is headed to Europe with 22 of her nearest and dearest and Liz is taking the kids on a camping adventure featuring a butterfly garden, science museum, and the circus.
The cafe will be closed the week of July 21st however, you’ll still find Leena at the Farmers Market on Saturday mornings. See you on Monday, July 30th!
Join us this Thursday night during the art walk (5-8pm) at the opening reception for painter, Jim Denne.
We know there are a lot of people who have been waiting to hear these magic words so, here goes…..Samantha’s Cafe is now offering the delicious teas of SensibiliTeas! If you are familiar with Donnalynn and her tea you probably already have your own list of favorites. Let us know which flavors and blends you enjoy and you might just see your suggestions on the cafe menu in the future. Our summer teas include Earl Grey Bravo, Ceylon Labookellie, Herbal Moroccan Mint, Sweet Cherry Rose, and Blackberry Bliss. Available starting this Monday, June 25th.
If you’ve been following the work of the new Glens Falls Collaborative you may have seen this, the first in a series of profiles on downtown faces. Check out what else is happening downtown at http://www.facebook.com/downtownglensfalls!
Join us tonight for an artist reception for the very talented, Jenny Hutchinson! Music by Colorful Tones (Damon Cook)
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Join us this Thursday, May 17th (5-8pm) for the opening reception of Jenny Hutchinson’s fine art show featuring music by Colorful Tones (Damon Cook). Learn more about the artists on their websites:
Jenny Hutchinson – http://www.jennyhutch.com
Damon Cook – http://colorfultones.bandcamp.com
We are very excited for the opportunity to blend our professional and volunteer efforts as Art in the Public Eye‘s newest Third Thursday Glens Falls Art Walk venue!