by Jane Gibson Smith
Thanks to the awesome generosity of One Eared Stag Chef Robert Phalen and his co-owner Zoe Cernut, the Springvale Park Playground Event Sunday afternoon raised over $1,400!
One Eared Stag served us a variety of complimentary wines, and gave us a great sampling of their house-cured bacon and pickled treats (the mussels and cauliflower were absolutely amazing). On top of all that, Chef Phalen, showed us how to make his "Trotter Bolognese" (pork) in a very intimate and interactive cooking demo at the large farm table in their main dining room. It was a memorable and fun event and we really appreciated all the time and thought One Eared Stag owners and staff put into helping us.
We hope Inman Parkers will make a special effort to get to One Eared Stag during Inman Park Restaurant Week (which runs through Sunday)! They will be serving $15 lunches and $25 dinners all week, with an exciting, rotating menu (including the Trotter Bolognese).
Special thanks to all the folks who came out for the event (a very enthusiastic bunch). Stay tuned for details on the next playground fundraiser, "Design Day," which will be held in Springvale Park on Nov. 5. We'll unveil the top three design proposals for the new playground equipment and give everyone a chance to critique them and then draw their own vision for what our playground should look like. Looking forward to seeing you there!
Ms. Smith, an Inman Park resident, is a Playground Committee volunteer with the Inman Park Neighborhood Association.