The Hills Market has a fantastic little pop-up happening on the Veranda, home to so many good events as it is. Little Eatery is occupying the space on Wednesdays and Thursdays in the summer from 11am to 2 pm and creating fresh, locally-sourced salads. Its chef, Cara Mangini, honed her craft on both coasts: in New York as Mario Batali’s vegetable butcher and in Napa in the farm-to-table kitchen of a restaurant and winery.
But honestly what I loved as much as anything was sitting and chatting with her while she deftly mixed up bowls of emerald kale with Lake Erie feta or arugula and peaches and doled out samples of her market salads: lovely combos of watermelon and that feta, or cabbage and peanut slaw.
Tastes all depend on the day, folks, as it should with good vegetables.
Not to be missed are her buttermilk cheddar biscuits with honey butter, the perfect foil to all those well dressed greens and veggies.
It’s nice to have a new face in town. Grab lunch and go say “hi.”
Playlist included, of course, New in Town, by Little Boots.