Thursday, December 31, 2009

Live Music New Year's Eve!

Join us for dinner, appetizers, drinks, and live music tonight with Thanny, Bill, Jim, and Johnny starting about 6:00 p.m. We're closing at midnight so you can go to the swing dance at Centennial, P-Bar, or whatever is your pleasure.

Closed New Year's Day.

Open Saturday and Sunday, January 2nd and 3rd.

Closed January 4th to February 10th. Hope to see you before the break!

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Jazz Trio and the J. Bradley Band Live at the Larkspur Tonight!

Happy Boxing Day!

Join us for a reunion of the Meghan Garrison-Kaitlin Mosher-Ed Littlefield Jazz Trio tonight for live music around 7:00 p.m. Later in the evening J. Bradley and bandmates will perform original songs.

Appetizers, dinner, desserts, and drinks. Hope to see you!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Live Music and Game Night!

Wednesday, December 23rd, join us for live guitar music with Sam Cavanaugh and Game Night. We have cribbage, cards, dice, Scrabble, Clue, and Jenga, or feel free to bring your own games! Music will start about 7:00 p.m.

We also have gift certificates, Gimbal Botanicals tea, CDs by local musicians, organic cotton Larkspur totebags, and Devil's Club salves, so you can do some last minute holiday shopping too!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Christmas Eve

Well, we can pretend we're in Hawaii...Keola's playing ukulele on Christmas eve. Come down to the Larkspur for a festive night. We'll have appetizers, drinks, desserts, and a special dinner menu featuring local fish. Reservations and Hawaiian shirts welcome but not required.

December Open Mic!

December's Open Mic at the Larkspur will benefit Sitka Folk Festival...come down to play, or just come down and listen.

We'll have our brunch and lunch menu 10am to 2pm with espresso, tea, and mimosas, then reopen for dinner and Open Mic sign-ups at 6pm. Performances start at 7pm. We'll have some new beer and wine selections, Gimbal Botanicals tea, organic spiced cider, and an appetizer and dinner menu. See you there!

New Work by Peter Williams

Stop by to see new and old artwork by Peter Williams. It will be on display through the end of December.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Live Music and Game Night!

Another windy, rainy night in Sitka? Join us for live music with the Sitka Blues Band and Game Night tonight, Wednesday, December 2nd!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

For Your Holiday Gift Needs...

To thank you for all your support, we are offering Larkspur Gift Cards at a 10% discount this holiday season. They make great gifts, and you can put credit on one for yourself, call in a to-go order, and we'll have it ready for you!
We have Gimbal Botanicals teas, our own blend of locally roasted Fair-Trade Organic coffee, and Back Bay Botanicals Devil's Club salves.

You can also pick up albums by Silver Jackson, Strummin' Dog, Lee Asnin, and Crooked Still.

Happy Thanksgiving!

The Larkspur will be closed this Wednesday, November 25th and Thanksgiving Day, November 26th. We will be open with our normal business hours Friday and Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., and Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Come back down Sunday night for the November Open Mic, too!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Dan Evans Book Release and Signing

Just in time for the holidays, join us for the release of "Sitka: A Home in the Wild," the new book of photographs and prose by Dan Evans and Carolyn Servid.

This Saturday, November 21st, come down from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. to meet the authors, have your books signed, and enjoy live music, drinks, and light hors d'oeuvres!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Crooked Still

Well, we might have had to work during their concert, but we still had the pleasure of meeting the band when they dined with us!

Crooked Still's latest album is available for sale at the cafe for $15.

November Open Mic!

The next Open Mic will be on the 5th Sunday of this month, November 29th. We're open 10am-3pm for brunch and lunch, and reopen at 6pm for dinner and sign-ups. Open Mic starts at 7pm. Come down and perform your cover songs, original tunes, poems, spoken word, or interpretive dance!
We'll have appetizers, dinner, drinks, and dessert.
Call Mr. Howard at 747-5482 for more information. Proceeds from all Open Mics go to Sitka Folk, the folks who over the years have brought us Crooked Still, Jonathan Edwards, Be Good Tanyas, Taj Mahal, and Greg Brown.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Day of the Dead!

Celebrate Dia de los Muertos with us this Saturday, November 7th!

Music by Keola and Zak. Sangria, mimosas, sugar skulls, cookie decorating for kids and adults, and special menu items.

Wednesday Game Night!

We're making Game Night a weekly event! We have cribbage, scrabble, and a few decks of cards, or, bring your own favorites down. We'll provide snacks and our full dinner and drink menu will be available.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Game Night and Live Music

Starting October 28th, pass the long rainy Wednesday nights with us at Game Night! Bring dominos, dice, cards, or your favorite board games...we'll provide snacks and our usual lovely menu of food and drink.

This Wednesday, the Midlife Crisis Blues Band, also known as Sitka Blues Band and Trouser Trouser Band and various other names, will treat us to live music as well.

October Open Mic Tonight!

Sitka Folk is hosting October's Open Mic at the Larkspur tonight. Join us for dinner and sign-up for your open mic slot at 6:00, entertainment starts at 7:00.
Call Ted at 747-5482 for more information.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Open Mic Night

Join us for the September Open Mic tonight!

We're open 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. for brunch, and we reopen at 6:00 p.m. for dinner and drinks. The Open Mic will start a little later than usual so folks can make it over from the Raven Radio annual dinner.

Tonight's Open Mic is a benefit for Sitka Folk, bringing more great music to Sitka this fall. Hope to see you!

Celebrate the life of Yvonne Mozee

A celebration of Yvonne's life will take place today, Saturday, September 26th, in the foyer of UAS from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Stories will be shared and several of Yvonne's photographs will be on display.

Rie and Yvonne at the Larkspur this summer. We will miss Yvonne.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Silver Jackson and Friends, Live Tonight!

Tonight, Nick Galanin, Thanny Bean, and J. Bradley play at the Larkspur. 7:00ish, join us for dinner, dessert, drinks, and music!

Tonight's menu includes...

*Savory Board with cumin-spiced gouda, gorgonzola, homemade focaccia bread, spiced toasted nuts, and artisinal spiced salamis from Salumi's of Seattle

*Panini grilled on our homemade focaccia bread with sauteed mushrooms and red onions, Swiss cheese, garlic aioli, and tomatoes, with or without prosciutto

*Mediterranean Board with homemade hummus, carrots, celery, feta, kalamata olives, homemade bread, and spiced toasted nuts

*Fresh local Coho Salmon Patties with chipotle aioli and focaccia bread, on a bed of greens in sesame vinaigrette

*Greek salad with feta, kalamata olives, red onions, cucumber, tomato, and olive oil-sea salt-cracked pepper dressing, on bed of organic greens

*Fruit and Cheese Board with Swiss and Double Gloucester cheeses, focaccia bread, apples, fresh strawberries, and spiced toasted nuts, with or without Sopresatta salami

*Dark chocolate lavender tart

*Molasses cookies

New on our drink menu...

*Organic Pomegranate juice

*Pinkus Muller organic Pilsner

*Franziskaner Hefeweisse

*Pike Brewing Scotch Style Kilt Lifter Ruby Ale

*North Coast Acme Pale Ale

*La Posta Cocina Blend Malbec

*Our spicy Mexican Mochas are back!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Change of Hours for September 12th

This Saturday, September 12th, we'll be opening at 1:00 p.m. instead of 11:00 a.m., to give you and us a chance to enjoy the last farmer's market of the season. We'll be open until 10:00 p.m. as usual. Hope to see you!

Friday, September 4, 2009

Keola and Zak live at the Larkspur

Keola and Zak were among the performers at the August Open Mic. They're coming back to play live Hawaiian music and more soon. We'll keep you posted on the date and time.

Next Open Mic is Sunday, September 27th, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. We close at 3:00 p.m. on Sundays, and reopen at 6:00 p.m. for dinner and the show.

Open Mics benefit the non-profit Sitka Folk.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

alice lee live at the larkspur

saturday, september 5th, join us for dinner and live music by singer-songwriter alice lee. alice has been performing in boston, new york, and guatemala, jazz, folk, and bossa nova.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Homeskillet Fest 2009 Photos

Visiting artists Jack Ruby Presents, Sonny Smith, Langhorne Slim, and Breathe Owl Breathe played at the Larkspur during Homeskillet Fest. Locals Dave Galanin and Lee Asnin opened for bluesman Steve Arvey's show as well.
Thanks to Todd Q. and We the Media for photos.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Open Mic Night

Open Mic at the Larkspur this Sunday, July 26th, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Sign up starts at 6:30. Call Ted Howard at 747-5482 for more information.

Our new Sunday hours are starting, so we'll close at 3:00 p.m. and reopen at 6:00 p.m. for the open mic. See you there!

New Hours

The Larkspur's new hours:

Monday-Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday-Saturday: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Hope to see you soon!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Homeskillet Fest

Homeskillet opens this year with a performance by Steve Arvey at the Larkspur this Wednesday, July 15th. Music begins at 7:00 p.m. with local acts opening, and Steve starts playing at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $10 and will be available only at the door.

Also join us Thursday night at 10:00 p.m. for some live music following the show at the Sheet Ka Kwaan Naa Kahidi Community House.

More information at or at the Devilfish Gallery on Lincoln Street.

Monday, July 6, 2009


On break from the Summer Music Festival, Armand brought his cello down and played solo for the afternoon a couple of weeks ago. Hopefully next summer we'll have more chamber music at the Larkspur.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Silver Jackson CD Release Party

This Friday, July 3rd, come down from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. to celebrate Silver Jackson's new CD "Thought I Found Gold." Live music with Nick Galanin, Dave Galanin and Lee Asnin, Andy Miller, and more.

Join us for dinner, appetizers, drinks, and music!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Fresh, local herbs

Hope delivers organic locally grown kale, dill, thyme, sage, and chives.

We'll continue to feature fresh local produce on our menu throughout summer and fall.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Live Jazz Trio with Ed Littlefield today

Father's Day brunch today from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., then Ed Littlefield and the Athayade father and son duo Bob and Kyle will play in a jazz trio from 2:00 p.m. till 4:00 p.m. Hope to see you!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Live Music this Saturday

Join us to celebrate summer solstice and the three-month anniversary of the Larkspur!

Lee Asnin, Dave Galanin, and Gary Gouker will play live country blues starting at 7pm. We'll have drinks and our full menu of appetizers and meals.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Open Mic Night

Join us for an Open Mic Night at the Larkspur on Sunday, May 24th, from 5pm to 8pm, to benefit Sitka Folk.
For more information, call Ted at 747-5482.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Homeskillet Music Fest Silent Auction

The Larkspur is hosting a silent auction to benefit Homeskillet Music Fest. The art up for bid includes silver jewelry carved by Nick Galanin and Dave Galanin, paintings by Sarah Lawrie, Katie Mulligan, and Michael Bricker, and an illustrated haiku from Norm Campbell and John Straley.
Homeskillet Fest tickets and information are available at and at the Devilfish Gallery.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Can't Make it to Folk Fest?

Join us for live music with Belly Meat on this Saturday, April 18th. Gary, Ted, Ernie, and Lee are playing and we'll be open late!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Live at the Larkspur

Silver Jackson, aka Nick Galanin, and band will play live at the Larkspur on this Friday night, April 3rd. Come down for some food, drinks, and music!

Desserts and Brunches

We've been adding various baked goods to the menu. This week we've had New York Cheesecake with candied kumquats, pumpkin bundt cake, and pear pecan bread. Sometimes Amy makes Michelle Obama's pistachio-pecan-amaretto shortbread and coconut bread with pineapple butter, too.

We're also serving Sunday brunches. Last week we had sweet crepes, including a crepe with local salmonberry jam and creme fraiche, and savory crepes, omelettes, potatoes, espresso drinks, and mimosas.

Join us between 4pm and 10pm Wednesdays through Saturdays, and between 10am and 10pm on Sundays. Larkspur hours to expand in May.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Cable House

The historic Cable House at 2 Lincoln Street is where you can find the Larkspur Cafe. We're down by the City building and Petro Marine. Upstairs are the production rooms, offices, and music libraries of KCAW Raven Radio.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Our Drink Menu

We have espresso drinks including lattes, cappucinos, mochas, and Americanos made with organic beans from K-Bay Caffe of Homer, Alaska. You can also try a spicy Mexican Mocha or Mexican Hot Chocolate.

Our Fair-Trade organic Columbian coffee is locally roasted by Mike at Sailor's Choice, and we have an assortment of natural juices, spritzers, teas, iced coffee drinks, and kombucha.

This week we have Alaskan Witbier and Alaskan Summer Ale on tap.

We also have bottled beer:

*Samuel Smith Nut Brown Ale
*Samuel Smith Organic Cider
*Lindeman's Framboise Lambic
*Pike Place Naughty Nellie Golden Ale
*Pike Place IPA
*Deschutes Black Butte Porter
*Fish Tale Organic Pale Ale
*Widmer Broken Halo IPA

Our wine list includes:

*Terra Sana Syrah
*Cono Sur Pinot Noir
*Cycles Gladiator Cabernet Sauvignon
*Fontal Tempranillo
*Cono Sur Cabernet Carmenere
*A to Z Pinot Gris
*J. Lohr Chardonnay
*Maschio Prosecco

Larkspur Menu Opening Week

Our menu is a little different everyday so we can use fish and produce that is as fresh as possible. Some of our menu items this week include:

*Proscuitto Panini on homemade focaccia bread with pesto, tomato, sauteed red onion, radiccio, arugula, and cheddar

*Goat cheese, portobello mushroom, and rosemary puff pastry

*Cold smoked Sockeye lox on rye toast with cream cheese and capers

*Country kale soup with Great Northern Beans, celery, carrots, and vegetarian chipotle sausage

*Marinated black cod with brown rice and baby bok choy

*Roasted sweet potatoes, red potatoes, and red bell peppers with pesto

*Brie plate with fresh fruit, roasted spiced pecans, and homemade focaccia bread

*Savory plate with cheeses and spiced nuts, and featuring Mole Salami, spiced with cinnamon, chocolate, ancho and chipotle peppers, and Winter Salami, spiced with peppercorns and garlic, both from Salumi's of Seattle

Amy's delicious desserts include pumpkin bundt cake and pistachio shortbread. Come down and eat with us!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Larkspur Cafe Screenprint

Chicago artist Diana Sudyka designed this screenprint for us. It's the historic Cable House, home of Raven Radio, at night, and of course Mt. Edgecumbe. We have these screenprints available in the cafe, and you can see more of Diana's work at

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

March and April Hours for the Larkspur

Our hours will expand soon, but for now our hours are:

Monday-Tuesday closed
Wednesday-Saturday 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Come down for espresso drinks, organic tea, beer and wine, mimosas, and a menu including fresh bread, homemade soup, baked goods, cold smoked sockeye lox, other local fish, and appetizers.

In the Cable House downstairs from Raven Radio at 2 Lincoln Street, Suite 1A.

Please call 907.966.2326 (BEAN) for more information.
See you soon!