“The act of sitting down with friends over a great meal while bragging about our dogs, taking stock of our good fortune, and passing along to our children the value of our traditions, land, resources, and importance of conversation is what we call ‘memory cuisine.’”
–Chris and Idie Hastings, Hot and Hot Fish Club Cookbook
The Hastings describe “memory cuisine” as experiences that feed the soul—occurring at any number of events with family, friends, and food—that prove profound. It is our hope that we can provide you with (most) everything you need at The Factory for a morning or afternoon (or evening) filled with laughter, friends, and memory cuisine.
Hoping that you have a great week and that we see you soon,
Here is what we have going on at The Factory Store + Café this week, Monday, June 9 – Friday, June 13:
This week, we celebrate the arrival of summer with One-of-a-Kind Indigo. Explore our online selection of 100% organic cotton jersey indigo-dyed garments, beginning Monday.
Also, don’t forget to take advantage of our Father’s Day Gift Guide this week, available until June 13th at midnight. The selection features a variety of ready-to-wear and DIY garments, cookbooks from acclaimed chefs, and literature on the art of creating and design to help customize that special gift for dad.
Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm
Stop by any weekday at 2:00pm for a guided tour of our space, including The Factory, the Alabama Chanin production and design studio, and Building 14.
We are excited to resume The Factory Café Chef Series this Wednesday. Come enjoy fresh, local ingredients in dishes inspired by James Beard award-winning chef Chris Hastings.
Also, this Thursday we are happy to host Chris for our inaugural “Friends of the Café” Dinner Series. Come join us for cocktails and a three-course seafood dinner; then, stick around for a book signing and a brief dialog with the chef.
Monday – Friday, 11:00am – 3:00pm
*Lunch service begins at 11:00am, but coffee and snacks are available all day.
Below is Monday and Tuesday’s menu; check back on Wednesday for a new lunch menu (featuring recipes from Hot and Hot Fish Club):
WEEKLY SPECIAL $12.95
Roasted tomato soup, served with a grilled pimento cheese sandwich,
local greens, a chocolate chip cookie, and your choice of tea or coffee
choose one for $10.95
Bacon and caramelized onion quiche,
served with sliced heirloom tomatoes
and a side of local greens
Roasted vegetable sandwich
with zucchini, squash, red pepper and ricotta
on toast, served with a side of local greens
Wild fennel cakes
topped with crème fraiche and served with
balsamic glazed green beans and a side of local greens
Enjoy your lunch on exclusive Alabama Chanin @ Heath Ceramics dinnerware.
House Made Granola
with local honey and Greek yogurt 4.50
Side of Weekly Grain or Local Green Salad 5.50
Pimento Cheese Sandwich
served open-faced 5.50
Grilled Cheese Sandwich 4.95
Cup of Soup
with toast 4.50
Bowl of Soup
with toast 6.50
Route 11 Potato Chips
your choice 1.50
Chocolate Pots de Crème
topped with freshly whipped cream 4.25
filled with Zingerman’s cream cheese, topped
with Blackberry Farm preserves and powdered sugar 4.25
Three Chocolate Chip Cookies 2.95