Hello, August! The month dedicated to well-deserved getaways, picnics and concerts in the park, dog days, hot August nights, cruising with the top down, reunions, rambling bike rides. Before or after your favorite pastime, come on in to SqWires and enjoy dining outdoors on the patio (celebrate “eat outside day”) or join us inside for summer dishes featuring the heat-loving locally-grown bounty of jewel-like greens, eggplant, zucchini, cucumber, tomato, peach, watermelon and more. We will pack your perfect picnic lunch to take along wherever you are headed. The August food holidays must have taken a peek at SqWires menu: Lemonade Day celebrates our fresh fruit lemonades – think peach lemonade or watermelon lemonade served up in an icy quart jar. And National Sponge Cake Day brings to mind our Gramma Budde’s Hot Milk Sponge Cake With Whipped Cream and Berries.

Of course National Oyster Day is celebrated here every Friday with $1 freshly shucked icy cold oysters and steamed and chilled shrimp 5-7pm with the perfect guitar background music.

August is the biggest vacation month; but if you can’t get away, at least grab yourself a “happy hour”. Happy Hours at SqWires Tuesday-Friday 4 til 7pm reward you with great prices on appetizers, beer and wine.

Remember it’s “Summertime and The Living Is Easy”, so let SqWires do the work to wine and dine your guests while you celebrate your special event. The Front Room and The Annex welcome 20 to 120 guests for breakfast, luncheon, dinner, cocktails, buffets or full service dining.

Looking for just the perfect bite, a light summer meal? Tuesday nights SqWare Plates, special one-night-only creations from the kitchen are for you. $5 each or 5 for $20.

Feel like tasting wine like a pro? Remember 75% of what you taste is based on your sense of smell. Free-associate and think if your wine’s aroma or taste remind you of a food, a flower, or more. On Wednesdays, relax and enjoy a bottle of wine for half price with your entree.

The ultimate night of grilling is each Thursday at SqWires BBQ on the patio 5 to 9 pm. Super-juicy free range chicken, grass fed beef, local pork together with flame, smoke and wood create our spectacular food with fire feast. Served with sides that are stars of the season. Eat indoors, outside, or take home.

Weekends are always a good thing. SqWires Saturday and Sunday Brunch is just that and more! The Bloody Mary and Mimosa Bar is a blast of refreshment with dozens of the perfect accompaniments. The menu is loaded with your favorite breakfast and lunch specials. 8am-3pm.

Music might be the secret to a perfect summer. In August you can hear Mayor Taylor 5:30 pm on Thursdays, cool guitar with Tom Hall and Eric Lysaght 5-7 pm on Fridays; easy listening favorites by Bill Murphy, Curt Landes, Chris Swan and Monica Casey during Sunday Brunch.