THE FACTORY | THIS WEEK
07.21.2014 - 07.25.2014
“Savor the ritual of the table. Mealtime is a time for empathy and generosity, a time to nourish and communicate.”
- Alice Waters, The Art of Simple Food
Here is what we have going on at The Factory this week, Monday, July 21 – Friday, July 25:
Enjoy our newly updated retail space, view our bridal collection in the expanded storefront, and visit our new DIY section in the workshop area, where you can discuss your projects with our Studio Style DIY team.
Also, don’t forget our Summer Reading (+ More) promotion continues this week. Browse our collection of favorite books and summer essentials at a discounted price, available in-store and online for a limited time.
Monday – Thursday, 9:00am – 5:00pm
Stop by any weekday at 2:00pm for a guided tour of our space, including The Factory, the Alabama Chanin production and design studio, and Building 14.
The “Friends of the Café” Piggy Bank dinner featuring chef Vivian Howard is this Friday, July 25, beginning at 6:30pm. Join us for an evening of cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and music—all benefiting the Southern Foodways Alliance.
Limited seating is available; click here for more information.
Monday – Thursday, 11:00am – 3:00pm
*Lunch service begins at 11:00am, but coffee and snacks are available all day.
Below is this week’s menu through Thursday; on Friday the café will be serving a selection of our favorite sandwiches:
Roasted tomato soup served with your choice
of Jack-o-Lantern Farm’s BLT or our own house made pimento cheese,
a side of local greens, dessert of the day, and your choice
of tea or coffee
choose one for $10.95
Blueberry BBQ Chicken Flatbread
with smoked Gouda, roasted jalapeño, and caramelized onions,
served with a side of local greens
Heirloom Tomatoes, Sweet Corn, and Charred Onions
with creamy Parmesan dressing and bacon fat croutons,
served with a side of local greens
Roasted tomato quiche with goat cheese
served with a cup of Sungold tomato gazpacho
and a side of local greens
When possible, we proudly serve organic and source our ingredients locally from
Jack-o-Lantern Farm, Belle Chevre, and other purveyors.
Enjoy your lunch on exclusive Alabama Chanin @ Heath Ceramics dinnerware.
House Made Granola
with local honey and Greek yogurt 4.50
Side of Local Green Salad 5.50
Pimento Cheese Sandwich
served open-faced 5.50
Grilled Cheese Sandwich 4.95
Cup of Soup
with toast 4.50
Bowl of Soup
with toast 6.50
Route 11 Potato Chips
your choice 1.50
Chef & the Farmer’s
Blueberry Buttermilk Parfait 4.25
filled with Zingerman’s cream cheese,
topped with house made blueberry jam,
and powdered sugar 4.25
Three Chocolate Chip Cookies 2.95
Friends of the Cafe Dinner Featuring Ashley Christensen
Ashley Christensen, Natalie Chanin, and the entire Alabama Chanin team invite you to our “Friends of the Café” Dinner Series
A Piggy Bank Dinner,
featuring James Beard award-winning chef Ashley Christensen
A fundraiser for the Southern Foodways Alliance
Thursday, August 14, 2014
$88 per person (includes drinks and dinner).
Pre-paid reservations must be made in advance online or in-store.
Alabama Chanin @ The Factory
462 Lane Drive
Florence, AL 35630
For more information, contact Alabama Chanin: +1.256.760.1090
*Pre-paid reservations will be placed on a list for the evening of the event.
Jack-O-Lantern Farm + Community Supported Agriculture
Alabama Chanin strives to support local farmers whenever possible—especially now that we’ve opened The Factory Café and are sourcing local and organic ingredients for all of our dishes. Our kitchen manager, Arron, has built a strong relationship with our friends Steve and Connie Carpenter, who operate nearby Jack-O-Lantern Farm.
Jack-O-Lantern Farm has launched their 2014 Community-Supported Agriculture box program—and The Factory is a pick-up location. Steve set up payment plans for pre-ordered boxes. While Quantities vary, the amount of food in a CSA box-usually a 1/2 bushel-is designed to feed a family of four for a week.
To sign up for Jack-O-Lantern's 2014 CSA Box program follow this link.
Choose your pick-up location (The Factory), your share (full or half), add farm-fresh eggs to your box (if you wish), and then pick a payment plan.
More details can be found here.