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Museum After Hours presents: singer/songwriter Marie Robertson

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Audiences can hear Marie Robertson on June 23, as she will perform a free concert at Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art, Auburn University as a part of the museum’s weekly series, “Museum After Hours.” Collars Improvisational Rotation will open for her from 5-6, and Robertson will play until 8.

The Museum Café is open from 5 to 8 pm on Thursdays. The music can sometimes be heard inside the café, or visitors can dine before or after the concerts. Admission to the fine art exhibitions is free courtesy of JCSM Business Partners. A suggested donation of $5 is appreciated. For more information, visit jcsm.auburn.edu or call 334-844-1484.

Marie Robertson currently resides in her hometown Auburn, AL where she works diligently to stay active in Auburn’s music community.  She is an Applied Brass Instructor at Huntingdon College in Montgomery, AL and also teaches Middle School and High School brass lessons in the Auburn/Opelika area.  Robertson began pursuing her music career in Auburn and received a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Auburn University in 2009.  She then went on to pursue a Master of Music in Euphonium Performance from the University of Colorado at Boulder, where she spent three years immersing herself in the Boulder-Denver music scenes.

Robertson has dedicated many of her musical talents to her passion as a singer/songwriter and keyboard player.  She began studying classical piano as her first instrument when she was eight years old but it wasn’t until her early twenties that she began writing songs for piano and voice.  Since then, she has had the opportunity to collaborate, perform, and record with many groups in Denver, Atlanta, and Auburn, AL as a singer/songwriter, keyboardist, and trombone and euphonium player.  She has helped release two full-length albums and a number of EP’s and singles.  Robertson continues to collaborate with musicians throughout the Southeast and is also working towards her own solo career as a singer, songwriter and performer.

Musicians play on the terrace.

JCSM hosts entertainment alternative on Thursday Late Nights

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Audiences can hear Cullars Improvisational Rotation on Thursday nights from 5 to 8 pm at the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art, Auburn University. Information on guest lineups will be posted online.

Made up of Dan Mackowski (guitars), Patrick McCurry (woodwinds), and Jason DeBlanc (basses), Cullars Improvisational Rotation is a jazz trio with a southern sensibility: thoughtful, ambient, and adventurous.

Named after the oldest soil fertility study in the South, the group embraces its roots and promotes new growth through delicately rehearsed arrangements of standards, originals, hymns and improvisations.

Cafe service is available with food and drink by Ursula’s Catering.

A Taste of Out of the Box

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Meet one of the vendors of our Museum Homecoming Tailgate on Friday, October 2! Chicken Salad Chick will have food available for purchase from 3 to 7 pm as we celebrate the opening of Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture ExhibitionThe community-wide event is open to all ages, and will include sculpture tours, art and family activities, a tiger bounce house for kids, a grand prize giveaway, and delicious food and beverage options from local favorites (including Chicken Salad Chick!). Cash is preferred, we ID. No outside food or drinks allowed.

 

 

Vendor Spotlight: Chicken Salad Chick

Chicken Salad Chick will serve

-Chicken salad!

About Chicken Salad Chick:

“I have always been on my own personal quest to find the perfect chicken salad. Every restaurant I entered, I would order the chicken salad sandwich. The funny thing about chicken salad is that everyone’s idea of the “perfect” one is so completely different, although we all pretty much agree that chicken and mayonnaise are the two key components. So, after tasting every chicken salad I came across, I realized everyone’s idea of the perfect recipe is different. I began working on my original recipe at home and taste testing on my cooperative and wonderful neighbors. They were kind enough to give me honest feedback as I kept tweaking. I finally arrived with a recipe where the consensus was that “this was IT.” Thanks to my neighbors and the teachers at Ogletree Elementary School, within three weeks I had more business than I could handle.

I then formed a partnership with Kevin Brown, my future husband, who had shared this vision with me from the beginning. He had the experience and business sense to turn a recipe into a restaurant.

So business was booming, word was spreading, the idea of a restaurant was growing and Ring! “Stacy?…” “Yes?” “This is Stan from Lee County Health Department…. Where are you cooking your chicken?” “In my kitchen Stan… is that a problem?” “Yes… that is illegal. You cannot cook anything in your home and sell it.” “Thanks Stan.” So we put a halt to everything. Our customers were outraged and some tried to get some smuggled anyway. Jeffrey Tucker, the vice president of the Ludwig von Mises Institute and a customer of mine, wrote in blog titled “The Chicken Salad Chick Shut Down,” saying “This girl has been shut down, not because she is a threat to our health, but because she is a threat to competition!” He also went on to say, “It’s a classic case of suburban food hysteria.” Thank you, Jeffrey. Thank you also to the anonymous caller who turned me into the health department. You really lit the fire under Kevin to turn this idea into a restaurant sooner than ever! Since that day, he has worked tirelessly to turn this dream of ours into a reality. This has truly been a collaborative effort by neighbors keeping my children so I could work, by friends painting artwork on the restaurant walls, friends offering professional services free of charge and my family’s undying support. Thank you everyone and especially Kevin….Thank you for never giving up. We did it!

Chicken Salad Chick is a place all chicken salad lovers can find something they enjoy. With 15 different chicken salads to choose from, there is something for every palate. So now that you know about us, come see what kind of lunch a computer software salesman and a stay-at-home mom have whipped up for you. It’s pretty tasty!”

– Stacy Brown

See more on their website.

Out of the Box is made possible in part with funds provided by Julian Robert Haynes, in memory of Dr. Lucile McGehee Haynes, Grace and David E. Johnson, and the Susan Phillips Educational Gift Fund.

A Taste of Out of the Box

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Meet one of the vendors of our Museum Homecoming Tailgate on Friday, October 2! Domino’s on Magnolia will have food available for purchase from 3 to 7 pm as we celebrate the opening of Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture ExhibitionThe community-wide event is open to all ages, and will include sculpture tours, art and family activities, a tiger bounce house for kids, and delicious food and beverage options from local favorites (including Domino’s!). Cash is preferred, we ID. No outside food or drinks allowed.

 

Vendor Spotlight: Domino's on Magnolia

Domino’s will serve

Pizza by the slice

 

About Us
“Welcome to Domino’s at 310 W Magnolia Ave, where we work to give you the best in pizza delivery and more! Our restaurant’s menu aims to please by giving you tons of ways to customize your pizza and delivering them to you! Everyone can find something they like on the Domino’s pizza menu, from vegetarian delights to carnivorous creations.

Plus we do more than just pizza. When it comes to wings, for example, there’s no one like Domino’s. We always serve wings that are baked to crispy, tender perfection.

 

What are your options? You could go the classic route with our oven-baked chicken wings. When our morsels of goodness come out of the oven, they are topped with your choice of our sweet, smoky, or hot sauces. Or mix it up with boneless wings, which are lightly breaded with savory spices for a satisfying flavor. Want to go the extra mile for more flavor? Pick from our dipping sauces to customize your order. We have it all, with options that range from subtly sweet (that’s the Mango Habanero Sauce) to spicy (our classic Buffalo Wings Kicker Hot Sauce) to smooth and creamy (tasty blue cheese, please). Every order promises deliciousness. Yep, wing delivery is one of the things that we do best. We’re also proud to offer entrées like chicken wings and oven-baked sandwiches, as well as sides like salads, drinks, and our stuffed cheesy breads. And don’t forget about dessert! Why do we offer so many choices? That’s easy: we want you to have the best experience.

To top it all off, we go beyond a great menu to make it incredibly easy to order from our store! Just give your location a call, place an order on our website, or get the free Domino’s smartphone app and order from anywhere. Operating more than 11,700 restaurant locations in over 75 nations worldwide, we understand the value of good customer service and high quality. With more than 34 million options to customize your pizza, plus convenient online and mobile ordering for delivery or carryout, we focus on the customer first here at Domino’s.

For truly delicious choices ranging from savory pizzas to sweet treats, try Domino’s! From side sauces to your choice of crusts to dozens of toppings, you can get creative and customize your pizza any way you want. Domino’s also goes beyond pizza to bring you the best pasta, sandwiches, chicken, desserts, and so much more in the area. Whether you’re a student at Auburn University, or just nearby, or you’re ordering from around Drake Middle Sch or near Auburn High Sch, think Domino’s. That’s right! No matter where you are in Auburn neighborhood, you’ll find fantastic food at your neighborhood Domino’s. Click, call, or come in and see us today!”

See more on their website. 

Out of the Box is made possible in part with funds provided by Julian Robert Haynes, in memory of Dr. Lucile McGehee Haynes, Grace and David E. Johnson, and the Susan Phillips Educational Gift Fund.

A Taste of Out of the Box

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Meet one of the vendors of our Museum Homecoming Tailgate on Friday, October 2! Niffer’s Place will have food available for purchase from 3 to 7 pm as we celebrate the opening of Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture ExhibitionThe community-wide event is open to all ages, and will include sculpture tours, art and family activities, a tiger bounce house for kids, and delicious food and beverage options from local favorites (including Niffer’s Place!). Cash is preferred, we ID. No outside food or drinks allowed.

 

Vendor Spotlight: Niffer's Place

Niffer’s Place will serve

Corn Nuggets

Fried Pickles

Homemade Chips

 

About Us
“Niffer’s Place opened in 1991 with the concept of good food for an excellent value in a fun atmosphere. Keely Beasecker, Auburn University alumni and AU swim alumni has owned Niffer’s Place since founding in 1991. She has surrounded herself with the best team in the business. We are dedicated to providing our customers with excellent customer service, great food and hopefully a fun experience on each visit! Keely loves to hear that people enjoy the food and the friendly service, but the thing she loves to hear most is that people have FUN here!

The character of Niffer, whom you see on our sign and on our menu, is a regular guy with regular food at regular prices, who wants you to EAT HERE! Over the years, specials like our Burger Night, Wing Night, Beer Specials, and Wednesday Kids Eat Free have drawn many loyal customers.

Fun begins with the many unusual decorations, colorful chalkboards and continues with a magician/balloon artist making his rounds at the tables, a play area for the kids and live music on occasion. Our employees are the reason we have such good food, and friendly service and we don’t forget it. They are immortalized at Niffer’s by the fish hanging from, well, everywhere. Each employee has the opportunity to decorate and hang their very own fish in the restaurant to commemorate the part they have played in making Niffer’s something special.

Niffer’s menu began with a wide variety of items to choose from and still has the same variety, but MORE! We have something for everyone from wings, nachos, huge salads, ½ pound burgers, grilled chicken with steamed veggies, pasta, vegetarian dishes, kid’s menu, desserts, and more! The secret to our Great food is that our hamburger meat is never frozen, hand pattied and seasoned with our own special recipe. Our chicken is fresh and marinated making a juicy consistent product. Our Niffer baked beans is a family recipe made fresh right here. Our homemade potato chips are cut, fried and seasoned by our in-house chip expert. The mexicalli dip/dressing is made fresh daily. And we believe you can taste the difference!

Niffer’s Place is an eat-in restaurant, you can get it to-go and we provide catering for casual events. Niffer’s Place opened it’s second restaurant at Lake Martin near Still Waters in Spring of 2002. Niffer’s Place is proud to have a become a hot spot at Lake Martin as well as an Auburn Tradition!”

See more on their website. 

Out of the Box is made possible in part with funds provided by Julian Robert Haynes, in memory of Dr. Lucile McGehee Haynes, Grace and David E. Johnson, and the Susan Phillips Educational Gift Fund.

Café participating in Alabama Restaurant Week!

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The Museum Café is participating in the 2015 edition of Alabama Restaurant Week! During normal Café hours Friday, August 14 and Tuesday, August 18 through Friday, August 21 come enjoy a delicious multi-course lunch at JCSM!

Alabama Restaurant Week pricing is pre-fixed, and the Café will offer options at the $10 and $15 levels. The price is per person and does not include tax, tip, or drink. The regular menu will also be available. No coupons or discount books are necessary, just ask for the restaurant week special!

Options include:

$10 Lunch

  • Broccoli Cheddar Soup
  • Turkey, Bacon, Ranch Panini. Comes with a Homemade Muffin (changes weekly).

$15 Lunch

  • Chicken Divan Casserole with Side Salad. Comes with a Homemade Muffin (changes weekly).
  • Choice of either: Melba Meringue or Mocha Meringue.

The Alabama Tourism Department aims to highlight Alabama’s diverse range of cuisine in this 10-day event. In 2014, 238 restaurants across 55 cities in the state participated in Alabama Restaurant Week. Participating restaurants are locally owned in Alabama and are important to the tourism industry.

For more information on Alabama Restaurant Week.

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