The Rogue Valley saw one of the most beautiful, smoke-free summers we’ve seen in a while! For that, we are all so very thankful! As we roll into the changing season, we here at the pub are looking forward to gorgeous Fall colors, crisp temperatures, and rainy afternoons sipping our house Puck’s Porter and indulging in comfort food (such as our Chicken Pot Pie Pizza currently on special)! We are also looking forward to three upcoming events!
First up on the agenda? Saturday, September 28th we are hosting a Harvest Luau to celebrate our valley’s bounty of fall vegetables from local farmers as well as our partnership with RA Farms, who we currently source all of our pork from. We will be roasting a whole hog, which will be pineapple infused and slow-cooked in a China Box for 12 hours until it’s “fall-off-the-bone” tender. Executive Chef Raider Babcock will also prepare farm fresh kabobs, Hawaiian macaroni salad, sesame-coconut butternut bisque and a fresh, roasted corn succotash. All of these dishes will feature produce from local farms Wandering Roots & Happy Dirt. In addition to this harvest menu, Ashland favorites Danielle Kelly & Paul Turnipseed will be performing live music from 5-7 PM. Colorful Luau decorations, music & drink specials are all part of the fun! Locals who mention our “local motion promotion” will also receive a 10% discount on our Hawaiian plate special. Look for a post on our social media pages, as we will be giving away a Luau dinner for two! As always, this is a family friendly event.
Next up is our 11th Annual Pumpkins & Pints Event on Sunday, October 27th from noon – 4 PM! We will provide pumpkins from Fry Family Farms as well as carving tools! Sip on one of our craft beers while carving your pumpkin and listen to live music from long-time local musician Robbie Dacosta! He will perform from 2 – 4 PM, at which time we will hold our annual costume contest. The winner will receive obvious kudos for the best costume as well as a gift certificate for $25. Bring the whole family, and dress warm as the event will be held outdoors on our beautiful patio (weather permitting).
And finally, the event we’ve been looking forward to all year: The 2019 Ashland Culinary Festival! Last year Chef Raider Babcock and Sous Chef Jeff Hunt made us so very proud when they were selected as the 2018 Wild Card Draw to advance to the final round of competition and finished 3rd overall! Our dynamic duo will again compete this year to take the title of Top Chef! The competition will take place at Ashland Hills Hotel & Suites on November 9th and 10th! Prior to the festival, look for Chef Raider to be featured on KTVL Channel 10’s cooking show “West Coast Flavors” featuring some of the competing chefs this year.
So, to sum it all up, we have lots of exciting events to look forward to! We hope to see you at every one of them! Thank you for your continued support, we couldn’t do it without you!