benjy & the skinny

if your inbox looks anything like mine, it is filled (and i mean filled) with enewsletters and email blasts about upcoming sales, events and happenings. while a very small percentage of information is pertinent to my every day life (ie. subject lines like - 10% off lanterns at pottery barn, 20% off target - in store only, travel to bermuda NOW with, free golf clubs from golf get the drift) even with this lack of pertinence, i have somehow convinced myself that at some point, this info will be incredibly important and that clicking "unsubscribe" link is some sort of sin.

but of all these daily and weekly notices, the one i truly look forward to (as it has some delightful relevence to my actual life) is the one from benjy pancake - the cyber personality behind the burlington and montpelier creperie - the skinny pancake. he is smart and witty and says things like "we refer to the period between the summer solstice and the 4th of july as the heart of the artichoke. indeed, it is a sweet period of time." i mean, what is not to love about that sentence?

plus, he fills me in on all the local events in burlington and beyond, while also highlighting new menu offerings and upcoming musical happenings. just to get your mouth watering and your feet tapping. check out whats on tap at the 'cake this week:
menu items:
  • ragout muffin*** (montpelier): winding brook farm lamb stewed with vermont tomatoes, garlic scapes, with pickled ramps, small step farm spinach and maplebrook farm mozzarella. ***there is no muffin contained in this special.
  • calzone crepe*** (burlington): house made ricotta, maplebrook farm mozzarella, arethusa farm baby spinach wrapped in a crepe-calzone shell, topped with roasted garlic & our house-made marinara sauce.


  • friday, 06.25.10 - johnson's crossroads (acoustic/Americana) "a bearded and burly four-man-band with a whiskey-drenched grasp on old american folk and grass."
  • saturday, 06.26.10 - scott mangan & nicole erin carey, "the grass is greener is a musical collective led by singer/songwriter Scott Mangan. with musical stylings that touch upon various genres from groove rock to folk music with hip hop beats, the burlington band brings a creative and dynamic energy to every live performance."

check out the website for the full menu (including their sweet selections) and musical calendar and most importantly - to sign up for benjy's skinny newsletter! happy reading - and benjy and i hope to see you at the 'cake soon!

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