April 2019

Dear Crook's family,

Well, April rolled in with all the beauty and sunshine of spring, (and a nice, light rain to wash that pollen out of the air). Gene is hard at work in the garden to get it ready for another season of outdoor dining. Try to catch him at it one of these days - he knows the names of all of these plants and how to grow them.

Bill took Justin to the Carrboro Farmers' Market this week to meet some growers and makers in the community, and he came back inspired and excited to put some spring food on your plates. Look for that to start happening this weekend and into next week. I will send out pictures as they appear.

There's a lot going on in our community right now:

Justin and Bill along with several other local chefs will be cooking for the NC chapter of Les Dames d'Escoffier this Sunday evening, April 7. The "Dudes for Dames" event benefits the NC Junior Chef Competition, and No Kid Hungry in memory of Karen Barker.

FRANK gallery holds their 9th annual 'Off the Wall Gala' at the Sienna Hotel this Saturday night. Your ticket purchase supports their community outreach, and arts education. It may be tricky to go to both, but whichever one you attend, we will be there with you.

I encourage all of you to come by this month to see Jake Brower's lovely paintings. Each one holds a story.

Speaking of stories, please continue to share yours to stories@crookscorner.com . It has been such a pleasure to read what you have sent in, and I look forward to even more. Here's one of my favorite moments -- someone left a handful of stick-on mustaches on the table along with the server's tip, and we all became instantly more handsome.

Remember to make your online reservations through Resy.

Thank you for your continued friendship and patronage. As always, you are why we do what we do.


Susie Williamson