Lobster Rolls and Laughs at the Community Cafe Finale
They say all records were meant to be broken. While it might not exactly be Cal Ripkin breaking Gehrig's consecutive game streak, the record setting crowd of about 150 diners at Thursday's Community Cafe was nonetheless impressive! A massive group of diners from all over MDI and beyond turned out for the season finale of this popular bi-monthly offering.
Since the final Cafe luncheon of the season is always a special event, an equally special menu was in order. Thanks to the generosity and efforts of the Dwyer and James families, we were able to deliver. The large spread included lobster rolls, shrimp chowder, hot dogs, pasta salad, caesar salad, chips, pickles, and desserts including homemade cookies along with strawberry shortcake. Thank you Clem, Martha, Kathy, and Mike!
We continue to be thrilled and amazed that this program which started on a whim several years ago has turned into a twice monthly event that so many look forward to. Not only does it provide a hearty lunch, but more importantly it offers a chance to get out, socialize, share some laughs, and continue to fill The Neighborhood House's mission of building community spirit!
Of course, running MDI's "most successful winter lunch spot" requires a lot of help. Luck for us, we enjoy that support in spades. The names are far to long to list, but we appreciate all of the individuals who help take care of everything from setting up our "dining room," to staffing the kitchen, baking desserts, crafting decorations, and making sure every dish gets done. Additionally, we enjoy the generous support of a tremendous group of community minded businesses who sponsor all 12 cafes each season-- THANK YOU!
While we're calling it a wrap on the 2017/18 Cafe season, we're already looking forward to the next. The Cafe will return in November... so don't make lunch plans. We've go you covered.