Troy Bike Rescue Benefit Big Success

We raised $500 for the Troy Bike Rescue last Friday August 31st. We more than doubled the take from last year. We would also like to challenge folks to raise even more by donating directly to their website at or mailing checks to Troy Bike Rescue 3280 6th Ave. Troy, NY 12180.

We would like to extend our thanks to Michael Century with Kimberley Dolanski for graciously donating their time and talent. Big Big thanks to all our customers who attended in such great numbers on a Holiday weekend and also thanks to Springwood Studios, who just arrived back from an installation in Edenburg, Texas, for their contribution.

Michael Century with Kimberley Dolanski for Troy Bike Rescue Benefit

August 31, 2012 Carmen’s Cafe presents:

Michael Century, piano and accordion, with Kimberley Dolanski, soprano
in benefit to Troy Bike Rescue

6 pm – Piano solos. Light classics, pop songs, originals, and mashups.

7 pm – Accordion solos from the Balkan, Klezmer, Cajun and French café squeezebox traditions 8 pm – Highlights from the Kurt Weill/Bert Brecht Songbook, featuring soprano Kimberley Dolanski
Michael Century loves to play dinner music, to cycle instead of drive, and to combine the two with great food each year at Carmen’s Café in benefit to the good works of the Troy Bike Rescue. Kimberley Dolanski is a widely recorded and versatile soprano whose repertoire spans musical theater, operetta, oratorio, opera, and art song. You can visit Kimberley’s website at
Cafe open from 5–10pm with music in two live shows from 6–7:30 or 8–9:30 5$ Cover.
Call 518 326 2064 for reservations

 ~ Tapas Specials for Friday, August 31 ~

Smoked Rainbow Trout Salad
w/ Golden Beets, Asparagus, Warm Jasmine Red Rice & Red Wine Vinaigrette

Chipotle and Honey Roasted Chicken
w/veggies, rice, and beans

Crispy Beef w/an orange mojo sauce
served w/yucca fries and seasonal veggies

Sauteed Shrimp w/creamy coriander sauce
over saffron rice and veggies

Warm Purple Potato Salad w/roasted spiced chick peas
topped w/sauteed veggies

Breakfast-Lunch Specials for Sat & Sun, September 1 & 2:

Asparagus & Swiss Cheese Omelet
Served w/ Home Fries & Toast

Shredded Cuban Beef Sandwich
w/ Peppers & Onions & Manchego Cheese on Portugese Roll

Smoked Rainbow Trout Salad
w/ Golden Beets, Asparagus, Warm Jasmine Red Rice & Red Wine Vinaigrette