Elko Correspondence – May 2017

                                              Fresh Fare Bistro’s grass fed New York steak, farm fresh eggs and organic potatoes

Edible Elko 

The Fresh Fare Bistro has been open for a few months, and I finally tried it out, twice, during the past week. I am glad I did. Their menu is centered around providing healthy meals prepared with organic and sustainable products including organic veggies, grass-fed beef and free range chicken. For dinner I had the vegetable stuffed chicken breast, and for breakfast I had the salmon eggs Benedict. Both were very good! Combine that with friendly wait staff and a comfortable feel, and you have a restaurant worth checking out — at 780 West Silver Street. You can also check out their Facebook page, which includes a full menu. P.S. They also have a good beer selection on tap, and you can get growlers to go!

Just Desserts

The Elko Public Library’s signature fundraiser, “Just Desserts,” is coming up on Saturday May 6th from 5:30 until 8 pm. This 21-and-over event is always fun for locals and visitors alike. They serve trays of delicious desserts, wine, cheese, and other drinks. Live music, a silent auction, and a raffle round out the evening.

                                                                      The big Buddhist prayer wheel in Elko’s Peace Park

Elko’s Peace Park

The warm days of Spring are a perfect time to enjoy one of Elko’s many city parks. This past Sunday, I stopped at the Peace Park for a short break. Unlike Elko’s other parks, the Peace Park is a quiet space for unwinding and reflection. You can walk the labyrinth, spin the prayer wheel, or walk the nature trail along the creek. The park is located at the corner of Ruby Vista Drive and College Parkway.

                                                                                The Free Little Library, Lamoille Branch

No Library Card Needed

Looking for a book to read, but the library is closed? No worries, Elko has a Free Little Library. Located at the corner of 1st and Court Streets this free lending library is open 24/7. Lamoille also has a Free Little Library across from the Post Office. As the name implies, the selection is small, but with lots of variety to keep you coming back.

— Doug Clarke