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Auld Lang Syne, Haggis. . .and what not.


My noggin can be a scary place, like a plate spinner at the circus, there’s generally five to nine thoughts rolling around at the same time, some faster than others.  It’s almost New Years. . .which made me think of Auld Lang Syne, by good old Robbie Burns and years ago a night I randomly stumbled across The Country Squire in Warsaw (NC).  Who can’t enoy a joint with huge slabs of meat on the menu and a tree growing through the roof in the front hall?  This particular evening, they were hosting a wake, I was invited by the hostess to join (ahem?!). . .then I heard the bagpipes, saw the parading of the haggis and was kinda bummed I said no thank you.  This year, Robbie Burns night is January 22. . .and it’s worth checking out.  Can’t make it that night?  It’s still a nifty place to try out, a litte off the beaten path and surrounded by fantastic antebellum h0mes and farms so try to go while it’s still light out your first time. . .besides, going any other night means haggis won’t be on your menu.


Robert Burns Dinner!!!!


Tomorrow night is the 8th annual Robert Burns Dinner at the Country Squire Inn in Wallace, NC.  YOu can find more information at the Inn’s website:  http://www.CountrySquireInn.com .

2009 is the 250th anniversary of Robert Burns birth.

The Following, and Menu are directly quoted from the Inn’s site:

We think this is an evening you do not want to miss. Robert Burns was a Scottish poet who wrote for the common man and was not widely acclaimed until his death. Burns supper celebrations are held worldwide in January to honor Burns. The lowly dish of “Haggish” was immortalized by Burns and is always served on this occasion. It is presented with great ceremony and will be led in by Pipe Major Andrew Simpson. This is a fun occasion where you can experience a “wee bit of Scottish Culture” (or lack there of), an excuse to wear you kilt, if you have one hiding in the closet, and generally just have fun and fellowship with a group of people who enjoy getting together whether they have a good reason or not.


Haggis Neeps & Tatties
Followed by
Salad w/ Choice of Dressing
Choice of:
Spinach Stuffed Chicken w/ Cream Sauce
8 oz. Ribeye
Broiled Flounder
with Potato and Vegetable
Scottish Trifle
All dinners include glass of wine, tea, and coffee

January 24, 2008
6:00 p.m. – Cash Bar
7:00 p.m. – Dinner
$42.00 per person
call (910)-296-1727 ext. 155 for more info

(910) 296-1727 or TOLL-FREE NC (877) 830-1602

A fun night, and something different to do if you are from the area and bored with your usual Saturday night. . .for more info on Robert Burns, check out the Wikipedia reference http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Burns where there’s all sorts of great info to include that he was the author of Auld Lang Syne. . .happy reading and perhaps I’ll see you there tomorrow night!