Friday, May 27, 2011

Pig-nics and Boar-beques: Memorial Day Weekend supplies from the Goose

Memorial Day weekend has lots of symbols: a checkered flag, poppies, the backyard grill. But no matter where you celebrate--track side, dock side, or in the air conditioning on your back side--the Goose has the ingredients to make this holiday weekend memori-able.

  • Ribs: baby backs and pork spare ribs, plus lamb ribs, too

  • House-made Brats: cheddar & jalapeno chicken brats and spicy mustard pork brats

  • Ready for the grill: Cajun marinated chicken, Goose Burgers, steaks cut to order

  • House-made Sausages: Kitchen Sink sausage, pear & port duck sausage, and andouille

And don't forget...

  • locally grown produce: from farm fresh greens to the season's first fruits and veg, we're working with nearby farmers growing all-naturally to bring in the best...look for purple asparagus this weekend!

  • fresh bread: buns, loaves, and baguettes from Scholar's Inn

  • gelato: check out the Goose Blog for the ever-changing list of flavors currently in the case

Moonshine for the Sunshine
Seasonal craft brews, mini-kegs, and refreshing wine

Good beer can come in cans! The Goose's cellar is stocked with tasty craft brews that lack the glass (in bottling, that is) but leave no slack (in flavor, that is). Are you ready for the track and the boat and the front porch?

  • Southern Star's Bombshell Blonde, Pine Belt Pale, and Buried Hatchet Stout

  • Stevens Point Cascade Pale

  • Boulder's Hazed & Infused

  • Brooklyn Summer Ale & Pre-Prohibition Lager

  • Bell's Oberon Mini-kegs

  • Local brews from Sun King!

Lots of summertime juice is under the corks in the Goose cellar, too. These are a few of the bottles we'll be opening this weekend.

Xarmant Txakoli
80% Hondarribi Zuri, 20% Hondarribi Zuri Zerratia
The name may be a bit of a tongue twister unless you're a shepherd from the Basque region of Spain. But this dry, racy white needs no translation. Lemon thyme, grapefruit, and white pepper celebrate over dried herbs and stony minerality. Put out a spread of tapas style snacks, pop this cork, and ¡Olé!' It's summer.
(Pouring it the way Basque bartenders do may take a little practice, but hey, we've got a three day weekend.)

Chateau de Campuget Rose Syrah 70%, Grenache noir 30%
Refreshing red fruits burst from this dry, sophisticated, and food-friendly rose.

Crios de Susana Balbo Rose of Malbec Mendoza, Argentina
Ripe, dry, and full-flavored with strawberries and tart cherries in the nose.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Goose the Market up for Best Local Deli and Sandwich Shop!

If you think the Goose puts it between bread like no other, cast your vote in Nuvo's Best of Indy 2011.

The Goose has been nominated for Best Local Deli and Sandwich Shop in Nuvo's 2011 Best of Indy. Votes will be counted until May 31st...or about 18 meals (i.e. sandwiches) from today.

And thanks!

Monday, May 16, 2011

haircut and sandwich for $30 donation today

Goose the Market and Salon Orange Moon present a
TODAY: Monday, May 16, 11am-7pm
to benefit Carmela Betsey and her family

your $30 donation gets you a professional hair cut and a professional sandwich

Master hair cut from SOM stylists
Head to Salon Orange Moon first where their talented stylists can do your new 'do.

Sandwich from the Goose
Then come across the street to the Goose for your choice of one tempting sandwich on our regular menu.

All this--plus the warm, fuzzy feeling of helping our neighbors--is yours for a $30 donation, and we thank you!

Carmela is a darling daughter of our friend Janine Betsey who directs of our neighborhood King Park Area Development Corporation. A kindergartener, Carmie was recently diagnosed with diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma, a type of cancer that is rapidly spreading from her brain. She underwent treatment at St. Jude's and shows her stregnth each day, but we can all help Keep Carmie--and her family--Strong.

Bid on silent auction items from local businesses during the Cut-A-Thon! And even if you're not due for a 'do or hungry for lunch, free will donations will be accepted at both Salon Orange Moon and Goose the Market.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Wine Tasting and Thai Sausage Street Food in the Enoteca

Stop by the Goose's Enoteca on Thursday, May 12, 5-7pm when we'll welcome winemaker Richard Bruno. He'll be pouring complimentary sips of his Vinum Cellars White Elephant (a refreshingly sweet-sour blend of chenin, viognier, and rousanne) and his landmark Cabernet Sauvignon (a spicy, satisfying mix of fruit and heat).

To go with Vinum's rare and mouthwatering bottles, we looked to the traditional land of the White Elephant. Sai Ua is a pork sausage layered in flavor with lemongrass, lime leaves, galanga, cilantro, fish sauce, garlic and Thai chillies. Open markets in northern Thailand sell the sausage to eat casually on the street, and it's at home on the table in Laos next to a salad of peanuts, chili, and ginger. (photo by Austin Bush)

During Thursday's tasting, we'll be serving house-made Sai Ua sausage sandwiches with all the traditional condiments in the Enoteca for $5 each! Stop by for a bite and a complimentary sip with the White Elephant's blessing.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Make Momma's Day with Goose from the Goose

Yes, she'll pretend to be thrilled with more hot pads, flower pots, and decoupaged ashtrays. But this year, give her a gift with good taste.

Mother's Day Brunch Supplies

  • farm fresh eggs: from the pasture-raised hens at Schacht & Lambright Farms

  • creme fraiche: the love between the salmon and bagel

  • capers & caperberries

  • red onion

  • fresh lemon

  • cured salmon

  • Hoosier Momma's Bloody Mary Mixer: regular and the new spicy mix

  • hot carrots: Hoosier Momma's swivel stick

  • breakfast sausage: house-made with fresh ginger and sage

  • bacon: house-cured and smoked over applewood