Specials for weekend 10.27.23

Ah, Samhain, the liminal festival celebrating the border between Summer and Winter, light and dark, this world and the next. Let’s get scary and peek over the border—or just jump on through.

The food specials this weekend are mingled with our Halloween Party Spread, you’ll have to come Saturday to see what we have! And it is a potluck, so feel free to bring your own food, or just come eat and dance and listen for the ghosts singing from the aether.

Drink specials too, come down and see!

The Witch Has Told You a Story

You are food.

You are here for me

to eat. Fatten up,

and I will like you better.

Your brother will be first,

you must wait your turn.

Feed him yourself, you will

learn to do it. You will take him

eggs with yellow sauce, muffins

torn apart and leaking butter, fried meats

late in the morning, and always sweets

in a sticky parade from the kitchen.

His vigilance, an ice pick of   hunger

pricking his insides, will melt

in the unctuous cream fillings.

He will forget. He will thank you

for it. His little finger stuck every day

through cracks in the bars

will grow sleek and round,

his hollow face swell

like the moon. He will stop dreaming

about fear in the woods without food.

He will lean toward the maw

of   the oven as it opens

every afternoon, sighing

better and better smells.

–Ava Leavell Haymon

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