Changing seasons

Hearty Beans

It’s less than a month until the calendar will officially says it’s fall. But even now some cooler nights are creeping in and the days usually don’t seem so hot (though I hear this weekend is going to be humid!) Even so, with lingering heat and nighttime fireflies flitting still, my thoughts are turning to […]

Summer veggie recipes

Provencal Tomato Quiche

Right now, at the height of the summer, when harvests are bountiful and you can’t eat the tomatoes and zucchini fast enough, there’s nothing better than compiling a list of recipes that will use those things — and more — and then making them and feasting! I am a rabid, I mean rabid, recipe collector. […]

Spring is here at AVA!

Helllo Spring

We are looking forward to seeing you as much as we are looking forward to no snow for 6-9 months! We have added some delicious new menu options this season. For appetizers, we are featuring Bahn Mi fish tacos: a light starter comprised of spicy tilapia paired with fresh and pickled veggies in a tortilla […]

Valentine’s Day at AVA

valentine's train

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and we have the some wonderful events planned for you and yours. I have never been the type to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Having worked in the service industry for most of my adult life meant that even if I did have someone to celebrate it with, I was usually working. […]