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Thursday is “Open Mic” at One East Market Restaurant in Central Illinois

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

Every Thursday night, Antoine DeRocci sponsors “Open Mic” in the Shumway Room at One East Market Restaurant and Jazz Lounge.

Guitarist at Open Mic

Taylorville, Illinois has talent and, fortunately for the rest of us, some of the musically talented show up for some Blues, Rock, R&B, Pop, Folk, Bluegrass and Country to pick and grin and just have a good entertaining time. You should be there too. There is no cover and there are always beverage specials.

What a way to begin a long weekend in Central Illinois than by kicking it off with an unbelievable evening of entertainment from some of the Midwest’s Greatest Unknown Stars.  The fun begins at 7 PM but you should come early, enjoy dinner and stay for the music.

Duos and groups form as the evening goes on

 Come and stay at our Springfield Area Inn and we will get you up to speed for a fine mid-week or weekend of fun, food, entertainment and free golf in Central Illinois in Taylorville.


Breast Cancer Awareness Month in Central Illinois

Sunday, October 24th, 2010

 October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Myrna, our chief innkeeper, is a survivor of  6 months. Our effort in promoting Breast Cancer Awareness Month is to invite you to a stay at the Market Street Inn Bed and Breakfast for the weekend of Friday and Saturday, October 29 and 30 or anytime through November 21, 2010 AND  10%  of your room rate will be donated to Cups for the Cure and/or Breast Cancer Research.  The donation will be in your name.

Some special events in Taylorville, IL   

** One East Market Restaurant invites you to make a $15 donation to attend a tasting of five fabulous wines and a complimentary, hand painted wine glass.  11 am to 5 pm    You may purchase any of the wines either by the bottle or case and all proceeds will go to breast cancer awareness and research in a ten-county area in Central Illinois.

** Lunch on the “Pink Plate Special” for $8.50 and $1.00 of each lunch will go to breast cancer research.

** The drink of the day at One East Market Restaurant will be the Flirtini Special for $7.50. Each Flirtini Special sold makes a $2.50 donation to Breast Cancer Research.

** There will be a 50/50 drawing and Gift Basket Raffles.

** There will be Art Bra’s on display, one by your innkeeper, and you may let your $$ vote for your favorite and, of course, all proceeds go to breast cancer awareness and research.

** There is NO COVER CHARGE for live music by 48 Connection from 5 to 8 PM. This band is known for their roadhouse blues and rock music.

Have fun, donate to a very worthy cause and enjoy Central Illinois finest lodging.  See us at www.marketstreetinn.com/

On Sunday, October 31st, Garlic Fest II will happen at the K of C Hall in Morrisonville, IL  just about 9 miles from the Market Street Inn Bed and Breakfast.  Tickets are $8 at the door and what a good time you will have.  Garlic!!!!  The doors will open at 1 PM and Bagna Cauda will be ready about 1:30 PM.  This gives you time to soak up a bunch of Bagna and beer preparing for the meal which will be at approximately 3:30 PM consisting of Garlic Sausage, Slaw & Mostaccioli.  There will be music by “The Music Men” from 3:30 to 7:30 PM.  Garlic Fest II is a revived area tradition and golly, did we miss it when it was gone.  Thanks for the revival.  You cannot have more down home fun than is available here.      

Bagna Cauda Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 10 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 (2 ounce) cans anchovy fillets, drained
  • 1 pint heavy cream

Directions

  1. Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Stir in garlic and cook until tender. Reduce heat to low. Mix in anchovy filets and heavy cream. Cook and stir until thickened. Remove from heat, cover and chill in the refrigerator approximately 2 hours.
  2. Return the mixture to medium heat, stirring occasionally, until bubbly. Serve hot.  Dip bread, cabbage leaves, celery sticks, carrot sticks or just use your imagination and enjoy.

Garlic Fest II Where Garlic is King


Taylorville Illinois Traditions

Friday, June 19th, 2009

What is it about a small town that invites people to mingle? Perhaps we feel that if we have all chosen to be here, we must all be okay. Perhaps we believe that everyone we meet could be a neighbor, so we best be friendly. Now, we know that there are good folks all over the world, in big cities and remote rural areas – we host people from far and near at our inn near Springfield Illinois, and we enjoy hearing about where they come from and what they do. Nonetheless, for us, there is no finer place than the small town of Taylorville Illinois.

One of the most pleasant traditions in Taylorville is Wednesday nights in the summer. About 6:30, folks congregate on the lawns of the Hershey Towers, just about six blocks from our Central Illinois bed and breakfast. They mingle and share the news of the day or the week, and settle down to listen to music on the green. The music is always good, and the company is always enjoyable. These Wednesday evening music meet and greets have been happening for over 60 years. We haven’t made them all, but we get there when we can and we encourage our guests to wander over when they are free.

Stop by a shop and pick up fixings for a picnic; grab take out; or have an early or late dinner at one of the many excellent nearby restaurants. The town comes alive for the music on Wednesday evenings, and it feels like THE place to be. So come stay at our Illinois bed and breakfast and join in the fun.


Taylorville Garden Walk

Thursday, June 11th, 2009

Looking forward to Taylorville's Garden Walk

Taylorville’s thirteenth annual Garden Walk is June 21, from 8 am to 4 pm. This year’s theme is  “Legends and Lace,” and it will take place rain or shine. The price of admission entitles guests to a free plant, a garden hat, complimentary tea at Hickory Estates all day, and entry into flower arranging contests.

Highlights this year are: “Lilies of the Field”, a double wide garden filled with 600 varieties of lilies; a high-profile vegetable garden on a high-traffic corner; a container garden at an apartment building; river rock lined garden beds filled with a wide variety of perennials; and more than one garden with a water feature. A “red Angus burger farmhouse lunch” will be served from 10 – 1 at the Christian County Farm Bureau, so bring your appetite.

We are really looking forward to the garden walk at our Central Illinois bed and breakfast. It is always fun to see what members of our community are up to in their gardens. There is always at least one garden that is unknown to us, hidden away somewhere and full of delights; and we always enjoy hearing about what guests of our Illinois bed and breakfast have discovered during the Garden Walk.


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