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GWC...
10-18-2006, 11:46 AM
Feeling crabby?

Try the Crab Apple Cafe, 635 Main St, Laconia

Serving breakfast and lunch - sandwich style, with soup and dessert items - all homemade and unique.
http://www.citizen.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20061017/CITIZEN0101/110170137/-1/CITIZEN

Map:
http://maps.yahoo.com/py/maps.py?BFCat=&Pyt=Tmap&addr=635+Main+St.&csz=laconia%2C+nh&Country=us&Get%C2%A0Map=Get+Map

"Everything is geared toward sandwiches," she said, with breakfast sandwiches available all day long and coming on a choice of breads, rolls or bagels.

Among the more unique breakfast sandwiches is "The Loco" which is egg, pepper jack cheese, roasted corn, black bean salsa, tomato and avocado.

The salads, too, offer the straightforward as well as the funky in the form of the "Fandango" which shares several ingredients with "The Loco."

The Crab Apple Cafe features signature sandwiches including "The Beast" — roast beef, tomato, red onion, pepper jack cheese, green leaf lettuce and horseradish mustard — which is something that Lefebvre feels is "a little different than what you would get" in your typical sub shop.

The cafe uses only Boars Head meats and cheeses, "which are fantastic products and no one can compete with them," said Lefebvre.

Also good are the cafe's baked items, most of which are prepared on the premises by Charlotte Tibbetts, who is Lefebvre's step-mother.

Along with Tibbetts, her brother, Matt Lefebvre, and her sister, Kelsey Loanes behind the counter, the Crab Apple Cafe is very much a family business for Devyn Lefebvre who completes the trinity of breakfast-lunch restaurants by offering some interesting soup selections.

"We have a great sweet potato chili. We've got a potato leek soup and when it was warmer out, we had a nice gazpacho."

Now, with the colder weather, there's the pumpkin-black bean soup, which, like just about everything else at the Crab Apple Cafe, is homemade, said Lefebvre.

GWC...
10-18-2006, 06:57 PM
Just curious...

Has anyone experienced pumpkin-black bean soup?

Is this a New England secret?

Had grits and black-eyed peas and also rice and red beans; but what are black beans?

This can of Cuban black beans reminds me of kidney beans...

http://us.st11.yimg.com/us.st.yimg.com/I/amigofoods_1920_33329768

http://store.amigofoods.com/elebblbe.html?OVRAW=black%20bean%20soup&OVKEY=black%20bean%20soup&OVMTC=standard

Newbiesaukee
10-18-2006, 09:04 PM
Black beans are black beans, they are not kidney beans. Widely used in Latin American cuisine, particularly Cuban. Black bean soup, black beans and rice, hmmmmmm.

Waterbaby
10-19-2006, 09:06 PM
Black beans are black beans, they are not kidney beans. Widely used in Latin American cuisine, particularly Cuban. Black bean soup, black beans and rice, hmmmmmm.

And they're about 1/2 the size of kidney beans!!!!!! Speaking of which, thinking of making some baked beans soon.......:liplick:

jlrm73
10-26-2006, 09:29 AM
We ordered lunch there last week, and all of the wraps (8--ordered at work) were said to be delicious by all! The menu is extensive, with lots of breads and wrap choics. They all came with chips and a pickle in a lunch bag! Nice touch! Good luck to them!

MandoLinda
07-08-2007, 05:56 PM
The Crabapple Cafe will be having an open mic on Thursday, July 12th beginning at 7:00 pm. A PA system is provided. The Crabapple has great food, a friendly, supportive atmosphere and great acoustics. Give that new song a try, or come on out for some great music! For more information, e-mail at info@bowjunction.com. See you there!