Day Boat Scallops, Hours, Turtles
June 30, 2016
- July Features: Day Boat Scallops Arrive Tomorrow
- Turtle Alert! Drive with Care
- Planning for Arts Fest Week - Dine at Harrison's
- July 4th Holiday Hours
July Features: Day Boat Scallops Arrive Tomorrow
Our annual July feature menu showcasing fresh Atlantic Day Boat Scallops returns tomorrow just in time for dinner! The term "day boat" refers to the boats that fish for scallops just for the day, rather than undergoing the traditional multi-day treks before returning to shore. That translates to a much fresher product: the faster they get them to shore, the faster buyers can get them to restaurants, and the faster you can be enjoying these super fresh, tender sea scallops.
You can enjoy them five different ways this July: the ever-popular and decadent Coquilles St. Jacques; Panko-Crusted Scallops topped with Goat Cheese; Scallops Fresca, sautéed with fresh tomato, garlic, and basil; Scallops Meuniere with brown butter and lemon, or Bacon & Swiss Scallop Melt. All entrees include the fresh local vegetable of the day or substitute your favorite side instead.
Our Day Boat Scallop features will be offered daily after 4:30pm, in addition to our full dinner menu. Come in and try them along with our very fresh, very local produce offerings and continuing summer wine features!
Turtle Alert! Drive with Care
Last year, we were thrilled to discover tiny baby snapping turtles emerging from their nest in the mulched area outside our building. This year, we were even more excited to come across a mother snapping turtle in the process of laying her eggs! (For turtle and human safety, her nest is marked. You can find it down the hill to the left side of the building in the parking lot’s first mulched island.)
We wasted no time in putting up signs to help protect not only the eggs, but also any other ambitious turtle moms who were venturing up from Millbrook Marsh to find a safe place for their nest.
The gestation period for snapping turtle eggs is about 80 to 90 days, so we are expecting to see the brand-new babies digging their way out of the nest during late August or the first part of September. A mother turtle can lay up to 40 eggs at a time, so we’ll be curious to tally up her newborn offspring.
Both adult and baby turtles are quite hard to see because they blend into their environment (and the pavement) extremely well. Because of this, please mind the signs, drive carefully and keep an eye out. Perhaps you’ll get to catch a glimpse of them for yourselves!
Planning for Arts Fest Week - Dine at Harrison's
Both Central PA Festival of the Arts and the People’s Choice Festival in Boalsburg will take place July 14-17. We love the hustle and bustle that Arts Fest brings to downtown State College, but if you’re looking for a place to relax and refresh yourself, Harrison’s is the perfect spot to dine.
Just enough out of the way to avoid the Arts Fest crowds, no-hassle parking (what downtown restaurant can boast that during Arts Fest weekend?), and with a local artfulness of its own, Harrison’s will be open and serving great seasonal fare and refreshing wine features all week!
Come in, enjoy one of our Day Boat Scallops features with a glass of lively Vinho Verde, and you’ll be ready for your next move, whether it’s back downtown to listen to some great live music or home for a quiet evening on your porch.
If you’re still concerned about crowds, don’t hesitate to call ahead to find out about table availability, and we’ll also be happy to reserve a table for you: 814-237-4422.
Holiday Hours: Independence Day
In honor of Independence Day, we will be closed for lunch and dinner on Monday, July 4. We will, however, be open for our regular hours on both Saturday and Sunday. We hope you’ll join us then!
If you’re planning a picnic or cookout to celebrate, Harrison’s Catering can help! On July 4, we will be open until 11:00am for catering pick-ups, so call ahead to place a order!
For some tasty ideas for cookout contributions, view our A la Carte and other catering menus online.