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Whats New in Food (Posted On: Sunday, September 14, 2008)

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With the power out for most of the day, we decided to take an afternoon drive to explore some new businesses that have popped up recently to see what they have to offer.  Our drive took us to Thornbury.

The first stop was Black Angus right across from the Raven Golf Course on Highway 26.  The rib steak is absolutely fantastic.  The expression “you get what you pay” for goes a long way here.  If you want to grill a great steak…start with a great steak.  I am looking forward to trying the Musk Ox prosciutto that I am told is simply fabulous.

Our next stop took us into Goldsmith’s and let me tell you…WOW.  Under new management, the offering of fresh fruit, vegetables, pies and freshly baked breads (we picked up some Winnipeg Rye) is a feast for the eyes.   Heirloom tomatoes and carrots are also available if you’re looking for a way to jazz up dinner.  For $1.49 we picked up a bunch of radishes that are literally the size of small apples.  I had been wondering why the parking lot always seems full when I drive by…now I know.  They only take cash…but have an ATM on premises.

Pie pumpkins, gourds and Indian corn as well as a robust selection of apples started me thinking about my Thanksgiving menu and fall decorating.  With the purchase of 3 ears of Indian corn, six gourds and my new dark orange placements from Parrots ‘n Parsnips that I picked up last week, my table is ready for harvest bounty.

Our last stop was at Largo’s Deli.  You can grab lunch on the run…a yummy selection of fresh sandwiches served warm (the chicken with pear and Brie was delicious).  Soups are available in large or small mason jars for take home as well as a tempting selection of side salads.  We picked up some Lindt Chocolate Brownies and Pecan Butter Tarts for dessert.  We also tossed in a mini quiche with prosciutto and goat cheese…just to try.  Prices were much more reasonable than I had expected.  They also offer a wonderful selection of exquisite olive oils (these were not so inexpensive…one bottle was $450.00) and some really unique stuff like pickled spruce tips (a classic martini garnish) or pickled milkweed pods. 

I’ve just scratched the surface here and all three spots are worth a peek the next time you’re out and about so get ready to tantalize your taste buds!

Written by Julie Card
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