July Happenings 2015

July 1st, 2015

Lot 12~July Happenings

July is a busy month for Berkeley Springs and Lot 12! We are so excited….on Friday, July 3rd, (for the first time ever!) Berkeley Springs will have a Fireworks display! The exact location is Widmyer Elementary School (just south of town). We’re hopeful our guests enjoying dinner on our porch will enjoy the show.

Concerts In The Park continue through mid-August and offer a totally free, eclectic, free-spirited assortment of musical talent within our town square downtown. Each Saturday beginning at 5:30, Lot 12 is a proud sponsor of these concerts! Dip your toes in the mineral water, relax and enjoy live music outdoors…what could be better?!

Our new Summer Dinner and Dessert Menu started this week. Chef Damian continues to focus on Southern specialties like Shrimp & Grits, Mac & Cheese, and Duck Eggrolls. And our Dessert Menu has Southern and Italian influences with Peach Bread Pudding with blueberry port wine syrup and Zabaglione with fresh berries! Our Wine List has quite a few new additions from little known wineries and include varietals like Marsanne, Sauvignon Gris, Amarone, and single vineyard Malbecs!

Concerts in the Park are back! Saturdays beginning at 5:30pm each week in the Berkeley Springs State Park! We are a proud sponsor of the Summer Concert Series…free concerts, outdoors, surrounded by the community! This is one of our favorite events in our little town, stop in for dinner afterward or come before for a quick appetizer and a glass of wine! (We open at 4pm on Saturdays now!) Check out Berkeley Springs website for the very long list of things happening around town this month too!
You know it’s summer when your Farmers Market vendors start unloading Peaches, Corn and Heirloom Tomatoes! And it’s starting now!! Our new Summer menu definitely showcases all of the local bounty and flavor abounds! BLT’s made their way back to the Lot 12 farmers market booth this week too…Heirloom tomatoes, applewood bacon, local lettuce with basil aioli. The area’s best market is every Sunday from 10am-2pm on Fairfax Street!
We love to use fresh garden ingredients in the bar as well! This week proved to be perfectly suited for Watermelon Martinis. Many of you have probably experienced our Canteloupe Martinis…well these are just as amazing! We love fresh, local fruit..whether it’s on a steak, in our dessert or in a glass…delish!
Sneak Peek: Late July-August
Lot 12 will be taking a vacation from the Berkeley Springs Farmers Market for two weeks…Sunday, July 26th and Sunday, August 2nd we will NOT be serving lunch at the market! Sorry for any inconvenience!

As mentioned…Lot 12 is VERY BUSY IN JULY, please call ahead for reservations!! 304.258.6264
Happy Summer!!

 

June Happenings~2015

June 28th, 2015

Lot 12~June Happenings

Berkeley Springs Farmers Market…the area’s best Market!

We’ve definitely been experiencing warmer summer-like weather these past few weeks, our gardens and our souls are feeling gratified. The Berkeley Springs Farmers Market has been bustling and the transition from mostly plants to fresh produce is happening! Mock’s Greenhouses are already harvesting their hydroponic tomatoes, lettuces and cucumbers, Glascock’s Produce is harvesting their gorgeous strawberries and many others are displaying a nice assortment of greens, kale and spinach among other delicious spring/summer crops. There are still plenty of herbs, hanging baskets, vegetable and bedding plants, so it’s not too late for those! Organic milk in returnable glass jars? Organic, free range eggs? Yep, the market has that! Support a local farm…it helps keep our community sustainable!

Chef Damian continues to provide an unsurpassed Market Lunch! This week’s selections included: Tarragon Chicken Salad on Ciabatta, House Smoked Pork BBQ, Italian Sausage Sandwich smothered in slow cooked onions, Smoked Baby Back Pork Ribs, White Bean Hummus & Veggies,Smoked Chicken Wraps & Kind Veggie Wraps, Cous Cous Salad, Potato/Fennel Salad, Creamy Cucumber Soup…among other choices! Each week’s menu changes slightly, Strawberry Lemonade and Honey Passionfruit Iced Tea quinch the thirst on these hot Sunday afternoons…go sit by the springs and soak your toes in our healing waters!

Save the Date…Saturday, June 6th!
“Hey Girlfriend” Weekend Wine Tasting!
Maya Fredo (“the Crystal Chick”) will also be displaying her beautiful jewelry and crystals, wire wrapping while you sip wine!

“Hey Girlfriend” Weekend is the first weekend in June in Berkeley Springs and we’re having a Saturday Afternoon Wine Tasting on June 6th! Wines will be girl-centric, meaning that either the owner or the winemaker or both is female. We welcome men and women to the tasting of course! Price is $18 per person and includes four wines along with hors d’oeuvre, tasting begins at noon and concludes at 2pm. As a special “Girlfriend” highlight, local artist Maya Fredo (aka the Crystal Chick) will be here as well displaying and creating her one-of-a-kind beautiful crystal artwork/jewelry during the tasting so you can browse, buy or have her create a special wire-wrapped crystal while you relax and sip incredible wine! Call ahead please, space is limited!
We know most Dad’s like steak. And they especially like it when someone else cooks it for them on their special day. Father’s Day is Sunday, June 14th! Don’t forget Dad! You could also stop in at the Berkeley Springs Farmers Market and pick up lunch…grilled sausage sandwich, pork bbq, smoked baby back ribs! For an extra special gift…stop in to the Heath Studio/Gallery and choose a whimsical painting of Jonathan Heath’s! Business hours are Saturday & Sunday from 11-5 each week!
We love when fresh, local produce begins to arrive at our door! And there really is nothing like a still-warm-from-the garden strawberry (except maybe the still-warm tomato). The herb gardens are lush, gardens are planted and we look forward to all that Summer brings to Berkeley Springs.

Once again, we are a proud sponsor of the Summer Concerts in the Park, FREE concerts every Saturday beginning in July, 5:30-7pm downtown all Summer long.

Our Summer Dinner Menu will be arriving later this month, as will our Summer Dessert Menu. We’ll be updating our website with current menus as soon as it happens so check our Menu Page often!! Again, we’ll be updating regularly on our FaceBook page! As always, reservations are suggested. 304.258.6264

Sneak Peek: July
We are so very excited…for the first time since we opened in 1999, Berkeley Springs will have a FIREWORKS display to celebrate Independence Day!!
On Friday, July 3rd, after dark of course, you’ll be able to see a beautiful display slightly south of town (location=Widmyer Elementary) and most likely from anywhere within the town limits will be viewable!

 

Lot 12 Happenings April 2015

April 10th, 2015

Lot 12~April Happenings

Wild Ramps, Wild Morel Mushrooms, a New Spring Dinner Menu AND the Berkeley Springs Farmers Market!!

Spring is arriving a little more each day…it’s like a collective sigh of relief! April is an exciting month as wild foraging sweeps across the region. Wild ramps are first to arrive and we are already creating delicacies. The anticipation builds with the ever-illusive wild morel mushroom. Warm days, cool nights and April showers bring the mushrooms out…some say you can hear them “pop” through the loamy soil. The Berkeley Springs Farmers Market is a great place to “forage” for your own spring harbingers if you don’t have the time, patience or secret location to source lunch. Beginning April 19th, Lot 12 returns to the market this year, serving local lunch and barbeque! Our spring dinner menu will begin later this month as the weather warms and the growing season ensues.

Wild Ramps…you’ve all heard the stories we’re sure. And yes, eaten in their raw state, they can be quite pungent. A wild onion/garlic that grows along the Appalachian mountains for a very brief few weeks in the springtime. Sauteed, grilled, or braised, cooking mellows the pungency like any onion, however, the pleasant “garlicky” flavor is unmatched by any other familial relative. A few applications you’ll find on our menu include: Wild Ramp & Yukon Gold Potato Soup, Ramp Hush Puppies, Grilled Ramps served alongside Grilled NY Strip topped with Ramp Butter to name a few. A true indicator of Spring and a delicacy that locals have utilized for over a century.
Wild Morel Mushrooms.. ….these are certainly the most highly sought after foraged item that we know of. Families have harbored their secret site for decades, or longer. Any local morel “hunter” will tell you the tricks to locating them, whether that be in an abandoned orchard, near downed oak or ash trees, alongside “mayapples”… the lists go on. We can’t confirm the location but we can certainly confirm their deliciousness. And their very brief season. We expect to begin serving them any day. Check our FaceBook page for updates! Fried morels served on Toasted Ciabatta with a Ramp Aioli is an absolute perfect way to experience these amazing ingredients. We also enjoy serving them sauteed with Brandy, Cream, Fresh Herbs and atop grilled county bread.
Lot 12 is very excited to announce that beginning on Sunday, April 19th, we return to the Berkeley Springs Farmers Market! We’ll be serving lunch from 10am-2pm each Sunday, downtown on Fairfax Street! Many of you may be familiar with our previous four year stint at the market, and you can expect a similar experience. Smoked Pork Barbeque, Ramp Chicken Salad, a variety of Soups, Vegetarian Lunch items…all available to take to-go style for park picnics, hikes or your own front porch. We’re excited to be welcomed back to the areas best and most diverse farmers market! Again, we’ll be updating regularly on our FaceBook page! Need a large quantity for a family lunch or picnic…call ahead for pricing and availability! 304.258.6264
Our New Spring Dinner Menu will be arriving later this month, our menu is seasonal and therefore dependent on the weather! As the days get warmer and mother nature wakes, our menu can begin to transform from rich, hearty stews to lively vinaigrettes and fresh spring greens. Feel free to check our website for menu updates and as always…FaceBook!

 

Lot 12 Happenings-Feb 2015

February 5th, 2015

Lot 12~February Happenings

Valentine’s Day, President’s Day Weekend &
a Water Tasting Festival!

So, we are officially back from our relaxing winter break…it was a great month! We hope you missed us. Our re-open date is Friday, February 6th! We’re unveiling our new Dinner Menu, a slight change to our hours of service and we’re very excited about all of the activities in our small town this month.

Once you take a peek at our new menu, you’ll see we’ve been inspired by our Southern food allegiance. It was reinvigorated after we toured through the South in January and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves trying every BBQ stand and Southern food menu item we could order. We’ll be introducing “Southern Sundays” late February, (check in on FaceBook for updates). You can expect to see a variety of “bistro” style Sunday dinner specials…Veal Meatloaf, Fried Quail and Waffles…who could resist. We couldn’t. And we hope you can’t either.

Our Hours of Service have shifted slightly. While we remain dinner only Thursday through Sunday, we will now be opening at 4pm on both Saturday and Sunday. This includes the the bar as well, so you can stop in for a snack or cocktail before dinner now too!

We’ll have a splendid 3-course dinner for all of the lovebirds on Valentine’s Day which also happens to fall on the very busy President’s Day Holiday Weekend. We’ll be offering the special menu on Sunday, February 15th as well (we are currently booked for the 14th!).

Later in the month our town of Berkeley Springs is all about water. Sparkling water, bottled water, municipal water, spring water…you can learn more here from the Travel Berkeley Springs website. We’ll be hosting a wine tasting this weekend so again, call soon as space is limited to about 30 guests. Friday, February 20th @ 6pm (upstairs!) we’ll be showcasing wines from South America.

We try not to overwhelm you with multiple newsletters or e-blasts each month. Nobody likes that, neither do we. BUT…if you’d like to hear from us more than once a month…we update regularly on FaceBook check us out here!

Valentine’s Day falls on a Saturday this year so those tables filled up quickly! Friday, February 13th or Sunday, February 15th are certain to be popular as well, so please call soon! We’ll be offering a prix-fix 3-course dinner (Saturday & Sunday only), complete with chocolate covered strawberries and rose petals scattered about. You can enjoy a glass of sparkling wine or our own “Love Potion No. 12″ to begin your evening, followed by appetizer, entree and dessert. Call us for reservations 304.258.6264!
The 25th Annual Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting Festival begins Thursday, February 19th and concludes Saturday, February 21st and is held at the Country Inn in downtown Berkeley Springs! Yes, a WATER TASTING festival…it’s the largest one in the world and host’s over 125 entries from all over the globe. Book a spa appointment or arrange to soak in our famed healing spring water baths at the Berkeley Springs State Park Bathhouse while you’re in town!
Have you been in for a wine tasting yet??
Join us on Friday, February 20th at 6pm, upstairs for a casual wine tasting where we’ll explore wines from South America. We’ll taste four wines that you won’t find at the grocer but wish you did once you taste them! Cost is $20 per person and includes light hors d’ouevres to compliment the flavors. Then join us for dinner and try out our new dinner menu! As always…call ahead, space is limited to the first 30 guests.

 

Lot 12~December Happenings 2014

December 3rd, 2014
Tis the Season…for Holiday Parties! Click here for updated closings and Hours of Service!!

Lot 12~December Happenings

Festive and Delicious, as usual!

December brings many changes! We host many Private Holiday Celebrations this month, several of which close our restaurant to the public so please call ahead or check our website for a complete list of Hours of Service changes! Additionally, we are open on evenings not normal to our schedule! Every year we remain open during the week between Christmas and New Year’s Eve..that’s right, every night! Plan on visiting us any evening, December 26th through December 31st. Because of course, January marks our Winter Vacation. We close each year January 1st through (typically) the first Friday in February…weather permitting!

Don’t forget your special someone this year! Gift certificates from Lot 12 make a great gift! We make it easy…phone orders are available and we can mail it directly to the recipient-complete with a beautiful Jan Heath designed Lot 12 gift card! We include a copy of our current menu, a brochure and a handwritten note on your behalf! Call before December 21st for delivery by Christmas Day! Make a package from Berkeley Springs for a really special gift…spas, lodging and dinner with us!
It’s not too late to reserve a spot for your Holiday Celebration! We can accommodate groups from 8 guests to approximately 40 in our main dining room. Order from the regular dinner menu or call and discuss a private function with a special menu…click here for a sample of a private party menu. Luncheons are also a nice option for groups of 20 or more!
New Year’s Eve is our Grand Finale! Join us on Wednesday, December 31st! A fabulous 4-course, prix-fix dinner luxuriously prepared and served during two seatings! Our first seating begins between 5:30 and 6pm, the second begins 8:30-9pm, later guests are welcome to stay through midnight! Each course offers choices with something for every palate! A truly special evening! Cost is $85 per person and includes a sparkling toast!
January Sneak Peek: Closed for our Winter Break!
Reopening February 2015!

 

 

117 Warren St
Berkeley Springs, WV 25411

(304) 258-6264




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