Elisha Wells Stroupe
All the months, possibly even years, of waiting is now coming to a head for all those that are excited about the upcoming eclipse. It’s reported that Columbia might even double in population for the day. Boonville hotels are sold out, and so are our local B&Bs and inns. It’s going to be a busy, long weekend. If you’re looking to extend the celebration locally, start out on Sunday night with Fayette Area Community Theatre’s version of Total Eclipse of the Arts. They are hosting a musical movie night with a showing of A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court.
It’s a fitting movie for this celebration weekend, as an eclipse just might save the day, and the musical is also based on the Mark Twain novel of the same name, so where else to present this movie than in Missouri in the line of viewing. The main character, Hank Morgan, played by Bing Crosby, travels back in time after a blow to the head and brings some wild and comedic changes to King Arthur’s court.
The movie starts on Sunday at 7:00 P.M. at Endeavor Agency (114. E. Morrison St., Fayette), and it’s sponsored by Exchange Bank of Fayette. Make it a date night or bring the whole family! Concessions will be sold by the community theater and Jr. Optimists of Fayette. There will also be a raffle for the upcoming wine walk that takes place on September 30th on the courthouse square. Wine glasses from last year’s wine walk can also be purchased or borrowed so feel free to bring in your own bottle of wine.
To find more information about FACT or their upcoming events, check out their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/FayetteACT/.
Elisha Wells Stroupe
Some of us don’t want to admit it and some of us have been looking forward to it since the first time we sat in our hot car and burned our legs and arms during a sweltering summer day, but summer is almost over. It flew by! All the fairs and festivals, picnics and ice cream socials, sports and more sports, have kept us pretty busy. School starts soon and the weather will be changing with it. If you’re one of those people that loves the summer months and fall makes you a little sad, cheer up because Miknan’s Main Street Pub has something exciting to add a little flavor to those chilly autumn nights.
If you have checked out their Facebook page recently or stopped by one weekend this summer, you’ve seen some of the photos and heard about the taste tests they’ve had, narrowing down the great options being added to their new menu. If Miknan’s is new to you, check out their Facebook page for upcoming events and details about their new menu and weekend specials.
Two new additions to keep you warm this fall - Ada’s Potato Soup, a homemade soup packed with potatoes, Italian sausage, and kale with just a small kick of crushed red pepper, and the Seafood Bisque, a homemade hearty bowl loaded with lobster, shrimp and scallops -- with a hint of sherry!
Another taste test that became a great success was for the Breaded Catfish and Fries, which will come as a basket or sandwich, but either way, it was a hit with customers. Also, the Sawyer Burger was popular with the young and forever young, an eight ounce burger topped with sauteed portobello mushrooms, swiss and Miknan’s new, homemade steak sauce. The “Little Guests” menu even gets an update with the Texas Toast Grilled Cheese.
Some new starters and appetizers that you might like to try are the Sesame Ginger Salad and the Philly Cheese Quesadilla. For all those that also can’t live without ice cream, even during cooler weather, Miknan’s hasn’t forgotten about you. They’re adding the Cinnamon Waffle with Vanilla Ice Cream, Whipped Cream, and Caramel to the menu. Just a little summer treat, with all the fall flavors!
The new menu comes out this coming Monday, August 14th, so make plans to stop by Miknan’s at 107 N. Main Street in Fayette to try out a new favorite or even an old favorite. You’ll find yourself going back so much you may even find that they’ve named their next menu item after you.