Get In on the Good Stuff
There are so many delicious, food-centric events coming up, and some of them have limited attendance. So clear your calendars and make some reservations. You don’t want to miss this stuff.
Finally: The Garrison!
Hold on to your hats; this is big news! Finley Farms has announced that The Garrison will soon be open. This fine dining spot located on the lower level of The Ozark Mill offers “upscale shareable plates and craft cocktails inspired by Ozarks traditions.” And if the style, flavors and quality of The Garrison’s upstairs neighbor The Ozark Mill Restaurant are any indication, this new spot is going to be wonderful. Are you as excited to try it out as we are? Not going to lie, we literally squealed with delight when we heard the news. In June, Finley Farms is kicking things off with some very limited and intimate candlelit popup dinners and a couple of educational events. On June 2 and 3, you can attend The Garrison Pop Up Dinners, and on June 7 and 8 they are hosting The History of Riverside Inn with Ozarks Alive. Reserve your spot before they sell out. And stay tuned for the June 7 edition of Table Talk when you can read our recap of our first visit to The Garrison.
Wine-Lovers, Listen Up!
This week Progress is hosting an Echolands Winery Wine Dinner on Thursday May 26. This exclusive five-course meal features five wines from Echolands and an appearance from Doug Frost, a winemaker and master sommelier who is one of four people in the world to hold a Master of Wine distinction. The meal consists of dishes not normally part of Progress’s menu, including foie gras profiteroles. Some of the featured Echolands wines available are highly allocated, and two of them are only available to the public through this event. In other words: Wine-lovers, this dinner is for you. Be sure to snag your tickets online.
Last Call for Cocktails on the Farm
The much-loved Cocktails on the Farm event at Urban Roots Farm takes place on June 4 this year, but ticket sales end on May 30. That means you have less than a week to snag your spot! This annual outdoors ladies night event features farm-to-table appetizers, live music and drink-crafting featuring talented mixologists. Standard tickets come with three drinks, but VIP ticketholders get early access, a bonus fourth cocktail, a gift bag, a T-shirt and more. If you love a good mixed drink but prefer to leave the alcohol out, you can also get a mocktail pass. Get your tickets online this week.
Grab a Cup o’ Joe
If your favorite meal of the day is breakfast, then sign up for Farmers Market of the Ozarks’ big Jitter Jam event. On Saturday May 28 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., this event celebrates all things coffee, tea and breakfast-related. Guests get an FMO coffee mug, free drink voucher, $5 in market money to use at the farmers market and tons of samples of coffee, toast and jam. Be sure to get your tickets in advance.