Full moon festivities

Start celebrating July Fourth tonight! Once a month – on the full moon – two local restaurants “observe” the turning of the moon. And if you haven’t figured out what you’re doing tonight consider this.

The Full Moon Cafe in Lambertville not surprisingly holds a special dinner on the evening of the full moon every month. This is doubly special since the cafe is usually only open for breakfast and lunch. If you sign up for their emails (at the restaurant) they will send you notice and the menu for the evening. Reservations are a must. Tonight some of the plates are: Baked Apple with Mango & Brie, Radicchio Stuffed with Shrimp Mousse, Chicken & Wild Mushroom Stuffed Crepes with Diablo Sauce, Dijon & Rosemary Rubbed Pork Tenderloin, Black Bean Veggie Cake Topped with Chard & Roasted Red Peppers, Polenta with Grilled Pear & Goat Cheese, Zucchini Topped with Mesculin Greens, Tomato, & Blue Cheese, and Sautéed Beets, Carrots, & Eggplant. Appetizers range from $4.50 to $8.50, entrees from $17.75 to $22.75. The Full Moon Cafe is at 23 Bridge Street in Lambertville. You can reach them at 609.397.1096.

The other place to hang out on full moons is Karla’s in New Hope. Every full moon they host the Full Moon Dance Party, as well as serving dinner and drinks in the restaurant and bar. Dinner is from 5 pm to 10 pm prepared by Head Chef Francisco “Poncho” Barrios. Karla’s has sort of an “American Fusion” menu with lots to choose from. The dance party begins at 9 pm with DJ Aggreschen and host Miss Carla. Oversized fresh fruit drinks and specialty martinis will be flowing, or so I’ve been promised. Karla’s is at 5 West Mechanic Street in New Hope, phone 215.862.2612.

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