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Three Crows and Wine Club, St. Patrick's Day and more


 
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March 4, 2014

 
 

Dear all,

Mardi Gras almost slipped by without notice, but here it is, Fat Tuesday today,  Ash Wednesday tomorrow and so Spring weather MUST be on it’s way! Another hopeful sign, temperatures forecast for above zero the rest of the week…..Dare we hope subzero is over for the year…  too optimistic? We certainly do not want to be annoying the ice fairies….

Joe McDonald is our featured artist this month and brought in photographs, one of Ireland, green as only Ireland can be. I can always tell when I’m reaching the end of my winter rope, I start to dream of green, crave it even.  

We have quite the variety of music this week. On Thursday night Erik Brandt will be here serving up Americana, on Friday, it’s jazz with Joyce Lyons and on Saturday, memories of the late 60’s with The Daisy Dillman Band.  

Next week the Wine Club returns after a winter hiatus on Tuesday, March 11 from 7-9 PM. Thank you for your feedback. We are planning 8 sessions in the following months:

March 
April
May
June
September
October
November
February

At each meeting we will be covering three areas of interest:

Palate development - learning what you like
Buying wine and cellar development
Enjoying wine….. serving wine, food pairings, seasonal pairings, time of day pairings…….

We are excited about this! We think there will be something for everyone, no matter how much you know about wine and of course, there will be tasting! Give us a call so we can plan: 763-972-3399. Join us month by month @ $20 per session or come to all eight for $120 which includes a coupon for a free corkage fee at Three Crows.  ($15 value)

We are planning a St. Patrick’s Day celebration for Monday, March 17th (green!)  We will be serving between 5 - 7:30 PM.  The menu includes corned beef & cabbage, red boiled potatoes, brown butter soda bread and Chocolate Guiness Cake.  $12 per person.  Singleton Street will be returning to their Celtic Roots for the evening.  Call early for a reservation. 763-972-3399. 

If any of you know someone, interested in a part time cooking job, please let them know we are looking for someone. We are particularly looking for someone for Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights with line cooking experience. This would be a sweet job for someone and grow into something more if desired.  Contact Gina.

Enjoy the week!

Gina, Carl, Al & Marcus the music guys

 
 

 

Three Crows and a New Web Site!


Three Crows and a New Web Site!


 
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February 25, 2014

 
 

Dear all,

What a wondrous age we live in.  Yesterday, our immediate family collectively travelled 5700.45 miles.  I drove back and forth to Three Crows and to the grocery store for my contribution of .45 miles. 

Modern day air travel.  Think about it. We drive to a place, park our cars, go through a bunch of doors and end up in a silver skinned vessel, sit in a chair, buckle in and get launched into the sky and then virtually in a controlled fall, come back to earth, walk through a bunch more doors and walk outside in another city far, far away.  It’s weird.

And not only fly through the air, we sit at little boxes on our desks and go out into the virtual sphere and see pictures and pictures that move and talk and music and so much information!!

We launched our new website and you’ll have to check it out. www.thethreecrows.com  Shari Zimmermann designed it and Mitch Kezar took the photographs. Our menu is on there as well as a fun calendar, news about Wine Club coming up on Tuesday March 11 and ways to get in touch with us about music, art and general comments. Keep checking back as we will be adding more pages including an online store. 

This week we have Clay Hess and Jon Garon coming on Thursday night.  He’ll be bringing his bluegrass guitar: http://clayhess.com/bio/   On Friday it’s Lehto & Wright: http://www.lehtoandwright.com  and on Saturday night Lonnie Knight and Mosquito Shoals:  http://www.lonnieknight.com  No covers.

I want to give you a heads up about next week.  We have a concert on Thursday night with Garnet Rogers.  Someone asked me today what kind of music Garnet Rogers played, and I’m sorry to say, I didn’t know.  So when it came time to write this I googled him.  Usually I get a website, in this case I got a big wikipedia entry…. so the thing is, he’s a pretty big deal. Owning Three Crows has been a musical education for me, so me not hearing of him is no big surprise.  All I’ll be able to do after he’s here, is tell you how great he was and how much I wish you hadn’t missed it.  So check him out, or take the music guys word for it and get a ticket!!  http://garnetrogers.com/site/

And don’t forget to stop by, if you haven’t and enjoy Emily and Tom’s art on the walls- February is almost over!  Yea!  Not because the art’s changing but because March should see the snow starting to melt…. 

See the full calendar.

 
 

 

Three Crows and a New Menu!


Three Crows and a New Menu!


 
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February 19, 2014

 
 

Dear all,

Well, we’re starting to think we need to buy flood insurance….. not that anyone is forecasting a flood this Spring.  But let’s face it, we all sleep better when we know that we won’t completely lose our investment if we get washed down the river.

Depending on how the melt comes and how much rain we get, anything can happen, and often does.  Last year, the river rose well after the melt and that was all about the torrential rains we were getting.  I remember waking up in the night to see where the rain was going to fall next, hoping the gathering clouds wouldn’t drop more inches of water on our watershed and raise the river another foot.  Luckily most of it went north…..  I’m grateful for miracles, but don’t like to push my luck. Right?

We are rolling out a new menu this week.  We think you’re going to find some new favorites and as a side benefit, it will add a little new life to February.  Make sure you give us some feedback (on the counter we have forms) as we’ll be tweaking and cajoling it all into place over the next few weeks.

Here’s what else is going on this week.  Remember- February is the longest month of the year (doesn’t it seem like it?)  and we’re halfway through!!  

Tonight, Tuesday, Emily Lynch and Tom Triplett, our artists this month, will be around for a visit from 5-8 PM.  Stop in and meet your neighbors as well as hear about their art.

On Thursday night, our house band is back again, this time with a new, new name.  Let’s hear Al try to explain:

Strictly Medicinal, a variation of the Still Standing Band,

Reflecting the ever changing nature of Still Standing, the group (sans Shari for this month) will be playing under the name of Strictly Medicinal. Al, Marcus, Danny and Mike will rely on their good looks as well as the usual eclectic song mix to compensate for Shari's absence. Expect some Gordon Lightfoot and Pete Seeger tunes, some country and pop, maybe a sing along or two with some obligatory tunes about death, murder and mayhem. There will be no bad side affects with this show and expect a return with Ms Zimmermann next month.  - Al

On Friday, we have Erik Brandt : http://urbanhillbillyquartet.com  Erik’s been here many times and he is always a pleasure.  On Saturday night it’s The Tex Pistols, always good for blowing the roof off on a Winter Saturday night!  http://www.texpistolsband.com/bio.html   

See the complete calendar


 

Warm Hearts in a Cold Winter


Warm Hearts in a Cold Winter


 
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February 15, 2014

 
 

Dear all,

Well, we’re starting to think we need to buy flood insurance….. not that anyone is forecasting a flood this Spring.  But let’s face it, we all sleep better when we know that we won’t completely lose our investment if we get washed down the river.

Depending on how the melt comes and how much rain we get, anything can happen, and often does.  Last year, the river rose well after the melt and that was all about the torrential rains we were getting.  I remember waking up in the night to see where the rain was going to fall next, hoping the gathering clouds wouldn’t drop more inches of water on our watershed and raise the river another foot.  Luckily most of it went north…..  I’m grateful for miracles, but don’t like to push my luck. Right?

We are rolling out a new menu this week.  We think you’re going to find some new favorites and as a side benefit, it will add a little new life to February.  Make sure you give us some feedback (on the counter we have forms) as we’ll be tweaking and cajoling it all into place over the next few weeks.

Here’s what else is going on this week.  Remember- February is the longest month of the year (doesn’t it seem like it?)  and we’re halfway through!!  

Tonight, Tuesday, Emily Lynch and Tom Triplett, our artists this month, will be around for a visit from 5-8 PM.  Stop in and meet your neighbors as well as hear about their art.

On Thursday night, our house band is back again, this time with a new, new name.  Let’s hear Al try to explain:

Strictly Medicinal, a variation of the Still Standing Band,

Reflecting the ever changing nature of Still Standing, the group (sans Shari for this month) will be playing under the name of Strictly Medicinal. Al, Marcus, Danny and Mike will rely on their good looks as well as the usual eclectic song mix to compensate for Shari's absence. Expect some Gordon Lightfoot and Pete Seeger tunes, some country and pop, maybe a sing along or two with some obligatory tunes about death, murder and mayhem. There will be no bad side affects with this show and expect a return with Ms Zimmermann next month.  - Al

On Friday, we have Erik Brandt : http://urbanhillbillyquartet.com  Erik’s been here many times and he is always a pleasure.  On Saturday night it’s The Tex Pistols, always good for blowing the roof off on a Winter Saturday night!  http://www.texpistolsband.com/bio.html   

See the complete calendar


 

Valentine's Day at Three Crows


Valentine's Day at Three Crows


 
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February 10, 2014

 
 

Dear all,

Valentine's Day is this Friday and we are planning a special evening for you and your Valentine!

Please join us!  Call for reservation. 763-972-3399

Valentine’s Day 
Friday, February 14, 2014

Please indicate entree choice at time of reservation.

Your choice of  two seatings:

6:30 Seating or 
8:30 Seating

$35 per person plus MN sales tax and gratuity

 

 

 
 

 

Three Crows and Spring


Three Crows and Spring


 
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February 7, 2014

Dear All,

In all the hubbub over the debut performance of the Three Crows Opera Company last  Saturday night, the fact that Sunday was the 9th anniversary of Three Crows and the first day of Spring was a little overshadowed.

So let’s discuss.  First of all,  Opera night was truly a Big Night at Three Crows, possibly the biggest, and appropriate for the eve of our anniversary.  It put me in mind of where we’ve been and where we are, as anniversaries have a way of doing.  I don’t have a video of where we started and I think we’ll think more about that next year,  but thanks to Mitch Kezar, we do have a video of where we were on Saturday night and as they say, a picture’s worth a thousand words:

 
 

I know many of you wanted to be here and we simply ran out of room, however, we are in the midst of planning Opera Night Part Deux on Saturday April 12.  We have a few details to work out, but we are taking reservations and will have a poster up on our website in the next day or so.

And, yes it was no mistake that I said the first day of Spring as I like to think of February 2nd.  It helps get through February for one thing and I love that we can count on the days APPEARING longer now with the last rays of sunlight still visible on the horizon at 6 PM.  You can wait until March Equinox if you like, but you might enjoy trying it this way.

This week’s music lineup will warm you from the inside out.  On Thursday, Dan Newton: http://www.daddysqueeze.com will be here along with Diane Jarvi: http://dianejarvi.com/about/.  Dan is also known as Daddy Squeeze of Café Accordian Orchestra and they seem to be celebrating their 20th Anniversary this year!  Appearing this time with Diane should make it a night to remember and thoroughly worth the cover.  

On Friday it’s Cate Fiero: http://www.catefierro.com/Cate_Fierro/Welcome.html   appearing with Josh Stigen and on Saturday night, it’s the Daisy Dillman Band here to work their magic on our cold, cold hearts.

And speaking of Valentine’s Day. it’s just around the corner and we are taking reservations for the first and second seating.  Call early 763-972-3399 and check our our website: thethreecrows.com for details.

New Art, by the way!  This month it’s Emily Lynch’ s gracing our walls along with some sweet paintings by Tom Triplett, Sr..  I love the mix.

See the full calendar


 

Three Crows and January


Three Crows and January


 
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January 10, 2014

Dear all,

I find it remarkable that June is six months away. It seems like it should be a shorter time than that. So much happens in the six months from July to December.  The fourth of July, summer harvest, school starts, the leaves turn and drop off the trees, Halloween comes,  then Thanksgiving and finally Christmas.  It seems like that should be 9 months.

From January to June we have Ground Hog’s Day, Winter, Valentine’s Day,  Spring, the end of school and graduation. Now, the earth lies fallow and frozen.  Resting. In it’s own way planning for the Spring growing season. 

I long for a fallow period to rest and plan for the growing season.  I think what’s in the way is cleaning up from last year.  Putting away Christmas, dealing with all the papers and numbers from last year and getting ready for tax season.  Faced with that tedium it’s easy to see why the cleanup drags on until June.  It’s hard to conjure up the energy to deal with tedium when we’re coming off a season of social saturation.  

The first step they say is seeing the problem.  Hmmm.  I think a stout cup of tea  and the promise of an empty space could inspire me to plow through the rubble of the past year tout de suite.  An empty space holds the promise of an opportunity to create something new.  I like nothing better.

We are not planning anything big in January, instead we’ll dot the landscape with three nights of music a week, some nice art on the walls and use our energy to create a couple things for February.  You might want to mark your calendars for Saturday February 1st when the Three Crows Opera Company makes their debut performance.  There will be Italian food of course, some Italian wine choices added to the menu for the night and great fun.   Details are coming and reservations will be needed.

The Balgaard Brothers are back this Thursday to entertain us with their particular flavor of music.  On Friday night it’s Sasha Mercedes: http://www.sashamercedes.com  and on Saturday night it’s the Dillman’s making their way back after a little hiatus.  http://www.daisydillman.com  

Father Paul Kammen will have his photographs up this month and you can meet him on Tuesday January 21 from 5-8 PM.  Stop in and take a look.