Starting October 1st, we’ll be donating 10% of sales for the entire month of October to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation… So gather up some friends and find any excuse to come in. It’s time to get your pink on! We’ll also be selling raffle tickets with some cool prizes for a direct donation of $20. Over the last two years, with your support and enthusiasm, we were able to raise $46,000… and we know we can outdo ourselves!
In October of 2014, nearly a year after opening The Corner Stop with my husband Ron, I was stunned to find myself diagnosed with breast cancer after a routine mammogram.
It’s been a journey, but after three surgeries, chemo and radiation, I’ve completed my treatment and am feeling strong and ready to make a difference. 1 in 8 women Is diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime…. our mothers, daughters, wives, and friends…. 1 in 8, and men are not immune. As with all cancers, early detection is everything.
As I often say, I was the poster child for someone you’d never suspect of getting breast cancer- I don’t smoke, rarely drink, exercise for hours a day, eat well, breast fed both my children, and have cancer nowhere in my family, much less breast cancer… and yet it came knocking. Cancer by its very definition is arbitrary and it’s important to remain vigilant. Fortunately, there is a highly effective screening for breast cancer- a mammogram- but you have to show up. As my radiologist said, I was a textbook case for why they recommend annual mammograms. It was caught early, and I am where I am today because I did just that- I showed up. I’m hoping to use the restaurant and its connection to our local community as a platform for fundraising and awareness. We were the beneficiaries of extraordinary kindness and grace from friends, family, and our community, and we’re ready to pay it forward. Please help us spread the word and join us for what promises to be an incredibly uplifting month at the restaurant.
To watch a video about my breast cancer journey and our decision to hold the fundraiser at The Corner Stop, click here.
With bottomless gratitude,
Just a heads up… We’re closed at lunch Saturday, May 6th for a private party but will reopen at 4:30, just in time for the Derby. Come in for a frosty Mint Julep, made with Bulleit Bourbon, as you watch “the most exciting two minutes of sports.”
Cinco de Mayo falls on a Friday this year and we are ALL in. We’ll be serving up killer craft margaritas made from scratch… blood orange, blackberry and traditional… or some Liquid Sunshine. Only freshly squeezed lemons and limes go into our house made mixes (thank you, barkeeps!). You’ll not only taste the difference… but feel the difference the the next day. Chef Sam will be slinging Shrimp Ceviche, Mexican Street Corn, Bar Nachos, and Tuna Poke Tacos to help you soak up all that tequila. So come in and fiesta like there’s no mañana…
Mother’s Day is May 14th… What’s your family’s happy place? We’re now taking reservations for lunch with brunch menu additions from 10:30-3:00, and dinner 5-8. Trust us… She does not want to be cooking and cleaning on that day! We’ll help you treat her right and keep the kids happy.
Happy Earth Day! Thought we’d share just a few ways we love our Mother at The Corner Stop…
* Our fryer oil is collected and processed into biodiesel fuel.
* We recycle everything we possibly can- bottles, cans, plastic, cardboard… You’d be surprised how many restaurants choose not to.
* We collect all our kitchen scraps and coffee grinds and give them to our good friends at Holly Hill Farm to add to their luscious compost pile.
* Our takeout supplies are fully biodegradable or made from recycled materials.
* We support and source produce from local sustainable farms, like Holly Hill and Norwell Farms.
Sure, there are easier ways of doing things, but it’s important to us to have our business reflect our values.
We are partnering with Fortua to kick off a thought leader dinner series. Our first dinner is on May 4th and will be on the topic of Lyme Disease. Only 32 seats are available and tickets must be purchased through this link.
It’s going to be an engaging evening with two Lyme disease experts: Elena Monarch, Ph.D. and Kenneth Bock, M.D. You’ll enjoy dinner, listen to a talk by our two thought leaders, and you’ll have the opportunity to ask them questions throughout the evening.
These dinners are designed to be small, intimate, and conversational. Tickets are on a first-come-first-serve basis, and are sold exclusively through the Fortua page, so purchase your tickets and invite your friends to join you. It’s going to be a great evening!
Date: Thursday, May 4, 2017
Start Time: 6:30pm
The evening will include a delicious dinner and a presentation by two Lyme disease experts: Elena Monarch, Ph.D. and Kenneth Bock, M.D. You’ll enjoy a three-course meal; beer, wine & non-alcoholic drinks; an interesting and informative talk; and the opportunity to ask Dr. Monarch and Dr. Bock questions throughout the evening.
Schedule of Activities:
6:30pm: Attendees enjoy appetizers, drinks, and time for a meet & greet with Dr. Monarch and Dr. Bock
7:00pm: Attendees take their seats, and Dr. Monarch & Dr. Bock deliver a 20 min talk, followed by an opportunity for questions and discussion
7:30pm: Dr. Monarch and Dr. Bock join everyone for dinner and conversation
8:15pm: Dessert & coffee are served, with additional time for Q&A and discussion with Dr. Monarch and Dr. Bock
Easter is fast approaching and we’re now taking reservations from 10:30-7:30. We’ll be serving up our menu with brunch additions and other Easter favorites. We’d love to be a part of your family tradition.
… because everyone’s a little Irish on St. Patty’s day, and it is the South Shore after all. Our Sous Chef Luke Sullivan will be making his signature Corned Beef and (Mini?) Cabbage… Alright, so they’re brussel sprouts.. but we promise not to fancy them up too much. So stop by and saddle up to the bar… We’ve got all the fun of St. Patty’s, without the green beer.
What a soupy, sloppy mess! The Corner Stop will be closed today, and we’ll be hunkering down with the rest of you. Be safe and stay sane…