April is Wine Month
Michigan celebrates all month long their wineries. Hit the
Michigan Wine Trail and discover a dozen wineries close by.
Wickwood and Saugatuck,
will be featured in this edition covering the US, to be published in
April. We're excited. Thank you, Patricia.
• Amsterdam Art
• The Antique & Garden Gallery
• Anderson’s Schoolhouse
• Bentley’s Fine Antiques
• Blue Star Pavilion
• Red Barn Treasures
• Birdcage Antiques
• Domicile Design
• Elephant’s Trunk
• Olde House Antiques
Art 'Round Town
Thirty four nationally known artists’ work is displayed on our
streets around town for all of us to enjoy year round. This year’s
competition will culminate on June 2, with a reception announcing the winners!
To best enjoy, slowly meander our streets.
If you want truly exciting flavor when you cook (and why else would
you go to the trouble?) it’s easy if you seek out the freshest spices
around. For green fennel seeds, black cardamom, Sichuan pepper, sea
salts and peppers from around the globe, eucalyptus leaves, cypress
nuts, pistachio flowers and all the regulars. Go to the source
over 500 top chefs around the world trust, Jing Tio’s Santa Monica
American artisanal sausage makers have mastered curing meats on
our shores. They’re marvelous! Enjoy them.
• Bresaola – a lean cut of beef that’s air-dried.
• Coppa – pork shoulder that’s cured like proscuitto, rosy, delicious.
• Mortadella – one of the stars of Italian sausage.
• Prosciutto – the king of cured ham, now being accomplished in the
• Lardo- white proscuitto, but difficult to find.
• Salame – cured sausage
• Soppressata – salame flavored with peppers, garlic, herbs or spices.
• Speck – Made as proscuitto, but smoked before aging. Austrian.
Contact: salumicuredmeats.com, fattedcalf.com, framani.com, laquercia.us,
Red Barn Playhouse
The century old Red Barn Playhouse has been revitalized with a year
round schedule in the newly heated theater. From live productions of
“The Fantasticks”, to” The Sound of Music”. And Film Studies of the
classics “Rear Window”, “Marnie”,” West Side Story", ballet, concerts,
and one man shows, combined with an old fashioned flea market next door
for a very active event program. Open year round and most charming.
The Saugatuck Center for
The Arts has a program full of Jazz , Blues and Dance, and classes in
Sculpture, Songwriting, Sculpture, Drawing, Glass blowing,
Papermaking, Ikebana and Yoga. Check sc4a.org
"Like a laid-back Sundance"
– Chicago Tribune
June 7-10 fills four days with independent films, shorts,
director’s seminars and actor's workshops. Plus, there are outdoor screenings,
music, and a few parties around town. Not to be missed!!!
“Live off the land and you’ll eat like a king”, says our favorite
local chef Matt Millar. And, he’s stepped it up to a new level of
cooking as he taps into over 65 local suppliers and then cooks quite
magically. There’s white salmon, pork belly, homemade fresh pasta and
charcuterie, the freshest seafood possible, microgreens galore, American artisanal cheeses, white truffle
omelets, and some of the
best hearth oven pizza and bread in the US. Now, with spirits, beer
and an extraordinary wine list, we’ll be lucky if we can ever get a
table! But we’ll fight for it!!!
The Journeyman 269.561.2269
Mason Street Warehouse
Announces 2007 Program
The Uptown Playhouse that brings B’way to downtown Saugatuck will
• Altar Boyz 6/22-7/3 A musical comedy about a fictitious boys
• Food Chain 7/13-29 An absurd comedy that’s poisonously funny.
• Lucky Stiff 8/3-25 A musical murder mystery
• Shout 8/24-9/9 A musical of the coming of age of woman in the
For tickets: 269.857.4898
It’s not too late to sign yourself up for a share with a local
certified organic or sustainable farmer who will grow and harvest
produce in accordance with nature just for you. Community Supported
Agriculture is a program that is increasingly popular as it enables
farmers to share their crops with a group of sponsors. For a farm near
you: localharvest.org, newfarm.org, or chefs-garden.com
Unfiltered Olive Oil
stuff that great chefs keep secret - an ingredient that’s so loaded
with flavor that it makes everything it touches, magical. Terre Bormane’s Riviera di Fiori is made from taggiasca olives pressed
and left unfiltered at the beginning of the harvest season so that
it bursts with olive flavor. The Chef’s Warehouse 718.842.8700
April 1 April Fool’s Day
April 1 The Ravines, Clearbrook, Hawkshead Golf Courses Open
April 1-23 Metamorphosis, SCA
April 1-30 Butterflies Are Blooming at Meijer Gardens
April 1-May 13 Patrick Dougherty, sculptor at Meijer Gardens
April 7 Bobby T & Friends at The What Not
April 8 Happy Easter! Easter Parade and Egg Rolling – Saugatuck
April 8 Mary Rademacher at The What Not
April 11 Song Writing Workshop with Jim Cooper at the SCA
April 11 Marie at The Red Barn 269.857.5300
April 14 Town Crier 5K and 10K Run-Walk
April 15 Michael Holmes Trio at The What Not
April 17 Wine Dinner at Everyday People’s Café
April 20-21 Run for Your Wife at The Red Barn
April 21 Christy G at The What Not
April 25 Family Plot at The Red Barn
April 29 Edye Evans Hyde at The What Not
May 4-6 Blue Coast Artists
May 5 Douglas Spring Preview May 5 Amazwi Art opens new
May 5 First Day, Star of Saugatuck Boat Cruises
May 5-12 Tulip Time in Holland, Parades, Flowers
May 6 Sunday Felt Mansion Tours
May 13 Mother’s Day!
May 20 Michael Holmes Trio at The What Not
May 26-28 Memorial Day Weekend
May 27 S/D Historical Museum Walls Talking, Stories of People and
Places in Saugatuck
May 27 Allegan Antique Market
May 28 Memorial Day Parade Saugatuck/Douglas
June 1 Express Yourself Art Barn
June 5 That’s Entertainment at the Red Barn
June 7-10 Waterfront Film Festival, One of the Top 10 in the
June 8 Saugatuck Green Market
June10 Michael Holmes Trio at The What Not
June 15-16 Charlie and The Chocolate Factory at The Red
June 15 Pottery Workshop, Khnemu Studio and Gallery
June 16-Arts & Crafts Show, Saugatuck
June 16-17 James Brandess Studio & Gallery Showing
June 17 Father’s Day!
June 19 Singin’ in the Rain at the Red Barn
June 20 Solstice Stone Circle, Ark Gallery
June 21 Summer Solstice
June 22-23 Altar Boyz, Mason Street Warehouse
June 22 Ox-Bow Open Studios 269.8575811
June 23 Summer Solstice Affair SCA
June 23 Saugatuck Brewing Celebrates
June 24 Allegan Antique Market June 26-30 Altar Boyz,
Mason Street Warehouse
June 30 Waterfront Art Fair, Cook Park, Saugatuck
A Negroni Please
We have one family member who’s favorite cocktail is also most
Italian’s nightly “apertivo”. She’s long ago outgrown the classic
combination of equal amounts of Campari, Gin and Sweet Vermouth with an
orange slice, no ice, in a short glass. Too old, she now opts for a tall
glass with ice, just a dash of Campari, a dash of vodka, and a dash of
Sweet Vermouth, topping it off with vast amounts of club soda and a
generous squeeze from orange wedge. It's still fabulous!
Now considered very sassy,
Campari is being slipped into Mimosas, and in cocktails with Grand
Marnier, pomegranate juice, even paired with bourbon and tequila. Try it
yourself. It’s bitter, but elusive, intriguing, adding great mystery and
marvelous hues to sipping.