...At least that was MY first response after reading the little snippet about the shop in the Troy Record this morning. The writer called to do the interview over the phone a few days ago, which was fine, but then they sent the photographer in a short while afterward and I couldn't have possibly looked like a bigger piece of doo doo that day. Lucky for me and for you folks, the picture isn't included in the article online.
Tonight is Troy Night Out, and I'm actually really excited about it. We just received a ton of new inventory and I'm thrilled to feature it here. Laura Glazer from Birds Are Beautiful brought a bunch of things in yesterday for me to sell and I want to buy one of everything. So cool. I don't think Laura reads this blog, but just in case a chance Google search brings her here, I'd just like to say YOU ROCK, LAURA! Thank you!
Aside from the new lovelies in the shop itself, the rear gallery features paintings by Jesse Aldere. I love them all and so wish I could afford them. Unfortunately, I had to put a warning sign up in the doorway of the gallery to warn people about the nudity and questionable subject matter. This totally goes against every thing I stand for, but you know how people can be. And on the menu tonight we're serving:
Caramelized onion dip (my old ball and chain, and everyone else's favorite)
Black bean dip (looks like dog vomit for real, but tastes so incredibly delish)
Sundried tomato dip (a la Ina Garten...this woman still rocks my world)
Roasted garlic and feta dip (with walnuts in the mix)
Spicy Thai peanut dip (Diana's personal fave)
Fruit and assorted fruit dips (I'm all about the dip these days...LOOK OUT!)
Various cheeses and crackers
Stuffed Peppadew peppers (stuffed with chevre, bacon and roasted garlic)
Stuffed spicy green olives (same stuffing)
Assorted fruit breads
Lots and lots of wine
So much for not overdoing it again this month, eh? I enjoy it though and I know people love it too. I was up late making crap last night and bitching the whole way along, but I've come to realize that a satiated crowd spends money, and that's what I love.