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And…we’re open!

Wednesday, October 29, and Dirt Candy is officially open. Almost one year to the day since our meeting with the block association (last Halloween) that was the first step in getting a liquor license. We started off with a week of friends and family dinners and have been cranking non-stop to get this place up for last night. Open Table reservations are working, and believe it or not, they’re recommended. First night saw us with a packed house and getting low on food towards the end of the evening, and we even had to turn a few folks away because we were completely full for a couple of hours. Still no gas, so we’re cooking with electricity, which hasn’t turned out to be as bad as anticipated. However, once we’ve got gas going in this place it’ll be like a molten volcano of food.

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So for all the missing toilet seats (how’d that happen?), broken induction ranges (we’re on our third), insane contractors who steal money (just one, but he stole a lot) and earth-shattering disasters (more than can be counted without going insane) it still feels like it was worth it. Below are a couple of before and after shots so folks can get a feel for what we did with this place.

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Before…

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…and after.

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Before…

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…and after.

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Here’s what the press are saying about us.



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Menu

Snack

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Jalapeno Hush Puppies $6
served with maple butter
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Appetizers

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Mushroom $13
portobello mousse, truffled toast
pear & fennel compote

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Cucumber $12
roasted cucumber hot and sour soup,
black sesame, garlic chili oil, wood ear
mushroom, cucumber jelly

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Tomato $13
tomato cake with smoked feta,
yellow tomato leather, herb puree

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Potato $12
warm potato salad, crispy Japanese
yams, grilled sweet potato, olives,
bitter greens, apples

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Entrees

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Beets $20
salt-roasted beets, thai green curry,
beet gnocchi, whipped coconut galangal cream

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Pepper $18
fennel & pepper tofu,
parsley spaetzle, grilled
yellow pepper broth,
mustard crumbs

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Broccoli $21
smoked broccoli dogs,
broccoli kraut, salt &
vinegar broccoli rabe

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Corn $19
stone ground grits, corn cream,
pickled shiitakes, huitlacoche,
tempura poached egg

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- everything on the menu can be made vegan on request.

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Dessert

Rosemary Eggplant Tiramisu $12
grilled eggplant, rosemary cotton
candy, mascarpone

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Ice Cream Nanaimo Bar$11
sweet pea, mint, chocolate

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Popcorn Pudding$11
salted caramel corn

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Celery Cheesecake Roll$10
celeriac ice cream, peanut filling,

& candied grapes

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- vegan dessert selection changes regularly, please ask your server.

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Our wine list (and other beverages)

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Gift Certificates

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