Date: 1:00pm - 4:00pm EDT January 27, 2013 EST
Andy’s Burger Night (Revisited)
If you think cold weather means you have to wait a few months for fresh local food, think again. On Sunday, January 27, five local producers will showcase their meats at the third annual “Andy’s Burger Night” from 1 to 4 p.m. at Unity Nursery on Rt. 213 near Church Hill. The event, created to showcase locally produced food items, is inspired by the Burger Nights that were so popular at Andy’s, the beloved tavern that operated on High Street for two decades.
Black Bottom Farm, Cedar Run Farm, St. Brigid’s Farm, SB Bison, and Crow Farm will each bring something different to the tasting table. Two of Chestertown’s favorite chefs, Robbie Jester and Kevin McKinney, will cook up sliders on the grill and serve them with Eve’s Cheese, Lockbriar Farm apples and cider, bread from Evergrain Bread Co., hot chocolate from Nice Farms Creamery, salad from Chesapeake Greens, and vegetables from Priapi Gardens, Boxer’s Rest, Colchester and Homestead Farms.
“People will be amazed at how much food is available locally even when it’s cold outside,” says Tara Holste, organizer of the event.
There will be a fire pit, hot cider and hot chocolate, and limited indoor seating, so come prepared and wear your mittens for this favorite winter event. The growers will be on hand to talk about their farms and products. Beer and wine will be for sale from 16 Mile Brewery and Cassinelli Winery. In addition, a group of local musicians will perform open-mic style throughout the event. In the spirit of being eco-friendly, diners are asked to bring their own plates, utensils, and cloth napkins. A new addition will be the raffle of a tree from Unity Nursery and a guided boat ride on the Callinectes featuring Dr. John Seidel of the Center for Environment & Society.
“Burger Night is a fun time to get together in January with great food, music, and beverages,” says Michael Hardesty, of the Center for Environment & Society at Washington College, who will be sponsoring the event, “There is no better excuse to be outside on a nice winter day then over a freshly grilled burger and good friends. The last two years have had a great turn out–in fact, get your tickets fast because they always sell out!”
Tickets, priced at $18 each (children under 12 free) and $30 per couple, are available at Unity Nursery or online at http://andys-ctown.com. Space is limited. If advance reservations sell out, there will be no tickets available at the door. Tickets will include a seating time of 1 or 2 p.m., though patrons are encouraged to come early and stay for the entire event. All proceeds will benefit the Locavore Lit Fest, which returns to Chestertown March 21-24, 2013.
Previously, at Andy’s Burger Night…