March 17, 2017
Featuring our own house cured Corned Beef. No nitrates.
Tastes so much better without that pink color.
Also part of the St. Patrick’s Day celebration:
Pig in a Poke - Fresh homemade Irish sausage in a light potato dough crust.
Irish Mist Trifle - Whiskey soaked sponge cake layered with vanilla custard and berry jams.
February 14, 2017
Open for Valentine’s Day starting at
We have the cherries. This has turned out to be a great year for sour cherries. The pies are better than ever. The cherries are smaller (something you notice when picking 85#s in the pouring rain) but definitely more flavorful. Every year is a surprise.
Thursday April 30 is: Repeat Thursday.
Vegetable Lasagna or Lamb Moussaka
Reservations are helpful.
Thursday's (April 23) Zephtover: Mexican Tinga
Shredded chicken and homemade mexican chorizo lightly spiced with chipotle pepper, tomatillos and marjoram served with queso fresco cornbread.
Thursday's (April 16) Zephtover: Moussaka
A layered casserole of spiced ground lamb (seasoned with onions, tomatoes, black pepper, and cinnamon), grilled eggplant, sauteed greens, and sliced new yellow potatoes baked with a tangy Greek yogurt cheese topping.
Reservations are helpful.
Thank you for checking back. This Thursday's (April 9) Zephtover is
Vegetable Lasagna: Baked casserole of homemade pasta
with layers of smokey eggplant, grilled zucchini escabeche, leeks,
broccoli rabe, and herbed ricotta cheese. All this with a light
tomato sauce from our canned summer tomatoes.
Maybe we'll offer the Chicken Bisteeya also for those who missed it
last week? You never know.
Tired of eating leftovers? Maybe you should try
For all Thursdays in April and up until Mother's Day
in May, we have our solution for your Friday night
dinner dilemma. (Pizza is not really a great idea.)
For an additional $4, for each main course ordered,
you can purchase a Zephtover meal-to-go.
Zephtovers are meals outside the range of our
usual fare. These tasty casseroles and home-style
dishes can be easily reheated to enjoy Zephs'
quality cooking at home.
The "Zephtover" celebration starts
Thursday April 2
Braised chicken pie seasoned with onions, saffron,
ginger, almonds, cinnamon and herbs in a crisp
phyllo pastry individual pie.
Keep checking back for the schedule of Zephtover
meals. There will be some sort of Lasagne,
probably Moussaka, maybe Indian Chicken Biryani,
and Pork??? There's something new every week.
(And if we get really energetic
there may be some Zephtovers on Sundays, but no
For many of you all you need to know is:
And now the story:
It was looking like the year without cherry pie. All the orchards were predicting a total lost crop due to the harsh winter. All the customers in the know were calling to find out when the cherry pie production would start. We were trying to think of other good pies that might divert the cherry pie obsession. Blueberry? Blueberry-Raspberry?? Strawberry Rhubarb??? (We did pick 35#'s of delicious organic strawberries and the rhubarb in the garden is doing quite well.) Peach???? (They're still predicting a great year for peaches!)
Unnecessary panic. We found an orchard that said they had some. We went quickly at the mere mention of "some". Their idea of some was more than enough. It just took 3 people 2 hours to pick 100#'s. (With the help of rolling thunder in background.) Pie crisis averted for another year.
Once-a-Year Sour Cherry Pie Season has begun!
We had so much fun with our rescue tomatoes we decided to continue with the plant relocation program.
There are now ground cherry (husk tomato) plants potted and looking for homes. Come for dinner or just for plants.
June 23, 2014 Talking Tomatoes
This is "Take Home a Tomato Plant" Week at Zephs'
Our gardens are planted. We've saved a few back-up plants for accidents and animal attacks. We still have plenty to find homes for. Stop by the restaurant this week and rescue a tomato plant. ( Free to good home.) They are all heirloom plants (red, black, yellow, green, big, small).
You can come for dinner or just stop by for a plant or
two. We are always happy to make dinner for you.
Sometime this week Zephs' will be starting it's 25th year
in business. It's official now, by finishing up our first
quarter of a century, we are definitely:
"Under Old Management"
March 12, 2014
"Zephtovers" are back !
Every Thursday and Sunday, during March and April, diners will have the opportunity to purchase a Zephtover meal-to-go for an additional $4.00.
Zephtovers are meals outside the range of our usual fare. These tasty casseroles and homestyle dishes can be easily reheated for you to enjoy Zephs’ quality cooking at home.
Come out for a classic dinner with us and have a no-fuss meal the next day with your Zephtovers.
Schedule for take home dinners:
Sunday March 16 - Our house cured Corned Beef and Cabbage
Thursday March 20 - Moussaka (Middle Eastern Lamb and Eggplant Casserole)
Sunday March 23 - Moussaka
Thursday March 27 - Vegetable Lasagna
Sunday March 30 - Vegetable Lasagna
Thursday April 3 - Moroccan Bisteeya (Braised chicken in phyllo crust)
Sunday April 7 - Moroccan Bisteeya
Thursday April 10 - Pot luck
Sunday April 13 - Pot luck
Thursday April 17 - Still thinking about it
Sunday April 20 - No Zephtovers Easter Sunday
Thursday April 24 - Looking for a new cookbook
Sunday April 27 - Any suggestions? Meatloaf??
Something spectacular to finish out the month!
Reservations are appreciated.
Meals without the purchase of a main course $9.00 if available.