Thursday, March 31, 2011

Lemon Tree Grocer brings the Official Thirsty Thursday to Downers Grove..

So, I'm sure you've got wind of this special thing we're trying to do here at Lemon Tree Grocer called Thirsty Thursday! Now we're doing wine tastings every Thursday for the winos and the last Thursday is dedicated to you beer drinkers!

We've got samples from Goose Island, Lagunitas, Windy City and more today. We also started off this week right with a Three Floyd's Gumballhead keg we tapped on Tuesday for Beer Geek Week! (2 year wait to get your hands on a keg of Gumballhead, can we say...Lemon Tree feels the love) Beyond the nice warm weather we hope is coming, this nonsense is only getting started! Lemon Tree also has Beer Club of the Month for those of you who have excellent taste in the beer you choose to consume.

Stop in and say hello to James the Beer man who has your BEER interests at heart..hehe Finally, here's to the first beer dedicated Thirsty Thursday; if you miss it you'll have to wait until next month...and by then you might be a little parched!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Lemon Tree attends the Family Farmed Expo..

Well, as some of you may know there was an amazing Food Expo called: Family Farmed that happens every year. If you haven't been, and you're a true foodie, lover of food, chef, supporter of local food vendors: you need to get your act together and attend this Expo!

People; this is exactly what Lemon Tree Grocer stands for: supporting local companies, organizations, vendors, and more! We would like to give a shout out to Square Organics who we had a nice chat with, and took the lovely picture above with as well....

So, have you ever been? There's something for all ages with cooking demos, workshops, local restaurants, tastings: it truly is a food lover's dream!

Our big adventure was learning how to work with local sustainable growers while sourcing new products for the shop..Stay tuned to find out more, and as always: thanks for being a fan of Lemon Tree Grocer!

Feel free to tweet us @LemonTreeGrocer if you have comments, or just want to say hello!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Zest...The New Lemon Tree Grocer Cafe!

So, who attended the lovely festivities and unveiling of Lemon Tree Grocer's new cafe: Zest on Saturday? Well, if you weren't there for all of the excitement you must be sure to visit sometime soon. The cafe expansion, new menu, fabulous entertainment, and a long list of specialty beeers you must try are on the horizon.

With over 700 entries to choose from we definitely had our hands full, yet Zest stood out among all. We then had 26 people who chose Zest as a name, so we had a drawing to pick the winner and....:Scott Collis was the winner winner chicken dinner!

We do want to thank everyone who participated, and obviously great minds think alike (reason why there were so many Zest entries). We couldn't have chosen the name without all of you, and are so excited for the many more events, LIVE performances, and fun evenings Zest will have!

So, who wants to see some pictures of this event? Say Zest!!!!

Friday, March 4, 2011

Sean Minor Event is a Success!

So, I'm betting you're wondering what this blog is about? Of course it's covering the wonderful Sean Minor event we had last night at the Lemon Tree. We can't say it enough; thank you to everyone that came out, and for whomever missed it; we want to do more events like this one.

The most important factor about this event, as always, is bringing great people together to eat delectable food, and drink even more amazing wine. I know we go on about this all the time, yet we couldn't do any of this without you, our fabulous staff, and a bit of sanity ( yes just a bit).

Sean Minor was an excellent host and educated us all (thank gosh) on how to appreciate wine. Next, we have the chefs who prepared the succulent six-course meal we undoubtedly feasted on. Finally, the servers that presented our wine and food did a fabulous job as well.

So, let's stop all the chatter, and take a look at the awesome pictures taken last night by Nancy Dunlop. We want to thank you Nancy. The pictures truly capture the essence of the evening.