THE FACTORY | THIS WEEK
08.25.2014 - 08.29.2014
“Without leaps of imagination or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all is a form of planning.” – Gloria Steinem
Here is what we have going on this week, Monday, August 25 – Friday, August 29:
Beginning Friday, shop our annual Labor Day Sale and receive 20% off both in-store and online. Sign up for our mailing list for more details.
While you’re here at The Factory, see “Making Pictures: Three for a Dime”- a collaborative exhibition between Alabama Chanin, artist Maxine Payne, and Phillip March Jones of Institute 193.
Monday – Friday, 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.
Join us for lunch at The Factory Café this week and enjoy a new menu every day.
Also, don’t forget to take a look in our new cooler—fully stocked with homemade ready-to-go items like egg salad, pimento cheese, and our roasted tomato soup.
Monday – Friday, 11:00am – 3:00pm
*Lunch service begins at 11:00am, but coffee and snacks are available all day.
Below is the menu for Thursday, August 28th; check back each day for an updated menu.
Cup of roasted tomato soup with half a pimento cheese sandwich,
served with a side of organic greens, two chocolate chip cookies,
and your choice of tea or coffee
Watermelon and Avocado Salad
with goat cheese and Vidalia onion vinaigrette 6.95
White Bean Hummus
with house made flatbread 4.95
with pulled pork, smoked Gouda, caramelized onions, and homemade peach BBQ sauce,
served with a side of Local Green Salad 12.95
Jack-o-Lantern Farm’s BLT Sandwich
with Duroc bacon, greens, and Heirloom tomato,
served with a side of Local Green Salad or your choice of chips 11.95
Lentil and Wild Rice Salad
served with charred summer vegetables and a side of Local Green Salad 10.95
Ashley Christensen’s Banana Panna Cotta
served with bourbon caramel sauce,
topped with homemade graham crackers 4.95
filled with Zingerman’s cream cheese,
topped with blueberry, thyme, and port sauce 4.95
with peach-bourbon, blueberry, and watermelon-ginger sorbets,
topped with lime salt 4.25
Three Chocolate Chip Cookies 2.95
(All desserts are made to order; please allow 10 minutes.)
Side of Local Green Salad 5.50
Pimento Cheese Sandwich
served open-faced 7.45
Grilled Cheese Sandwich 4.95
Gram Perkins’ Homemade Egg Salad Sandwich
served open-faced 7.45
Cup of Soup with toast 4.50
Bowl of Soup with toast 6.50
Route 11 Potato Chips 1.50
Mountain Valley Spring Water (flat or sparkling)
Full Bottle 3.75
Individual Size 1.90
Bottle Drinks 1.90
Organic Iced Tea
your choice sweet, unsweet, or half-and-half 1.90
Hot Tea 1.90
The Factory Blend Drip Coffee 2.50
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.
MULETOWN ROASTED COFFEE + THE FACTORY BLEND
My mornings always start with coffee. Like many of you, the act of drinking coffee has long been a part of my daily routine. So, I was excited when approached with the idea of crafting my own organically-sourced blend. If you’ve visited The Factory lately, you’ve probably enjoyed a cup of our house coffee, which is roasted by Muletown Roasted Coffee, based in nearby Columbia, Tennessee. I drink it at home, in the car, at work (and I’ve noticed most of our staff does as well. If you happen to drop by when we are having a meeting, you’ll find most of us taking sips between taking notes). We have several former baristas and coffee aficionados on our team and we all agree: our Factory blend is borderline addictive. The flavor is smooth, yet dark, with a buttery feel and a slight dark chocolate finish. Delicious.
You can purchase The Factory Blend at our café or from our online store.
Read more about Muletown Roasted Coffee on our Journal.
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.