Favorite Covers?

I had a joke or some clever intro paragraph written and ready to send, but then a song came on the radio and a thought occurred to me. So, instead, I want to pose a question to our millions upon millions of followers. What is your favorite cover song of all time. As in, what is your favorite song that was done by an artist other than the original creator? Mine is probably the Wings song “Jet” as done by Jellyfish (today, at least. ask me tomorrow and the answer will surely change). This is Michael, in case you were wondering. I’m sure V or Elaine would pick something far less obscure. But that’s why I’m posing this question to everyone else. It’s such an interesting idea, and there’s so many things that it can be judged on. How true was the cover to the original, did the new artist do something interesting with the song, does the song hit your nostalgia button, etc. It’s such a delicate thing to take art made by someone else and change it. I’m curious to see how many people even bother to answer this question and what the answers are. Anyway……

The special for the week is Caribbean Shrimp and Coconut Rice, served with Red Bell Pepper, Sauteed Onions, Pineapple, and Tossed in A Red Chili Pineapple Reduction.

Tuesday Boozeday is in effect, as always. $7 Glass of White or Red, House Cocktails, Wings, Brie en Croute and Fried Cheese. Great way to get rid of the Tuesday Blues.

Wednesday, our cocktail specials will all feature our Rosemary-infused Vodka. What better way to get into the Spring mode than to drink plants, right? It’s refreshing.

Thursday, our wine tasting will be exclusively wines from Spain. This is the most interesting tasting of the month, to me. While I realize people don’t drink a ton of French or Italian wine, and thus were able to broaden their horizons a bit with the last two wines, wines from Spain don’t get near the same level of exposure that even French and Italian wines do. I know people aren’t as interested in trying Spanish wines as they would be a lot of others, that’s a shame, because Spanish wines can be absolutely amazing, and are generally much better values than wines from France or Italy, or even the United States. I highly encourage you to at least try to come out and try the tasting. I think you’ll learn that you love Spanish wines and it’ll open up a whole new country for you to drink from.

We still have a few spots left open for Mother’s Day Brunch, so feel free to make a reservation. It’ll be buffet-style and will feature drink specials and various accoutrement. Also, our June 9th Anniversary Wine Dinner still has slots open, as well. I don’t know how fast this will fill up, since we’re only doing one night, so if you’re interested, it would be a good idea to call sooner rather than later. That will be 7-courses with an optional wine paring, starting at 5:00pm.

Lastly, Bizzi’s Cellar Tasting will be April 28th, from 3:00pm to 5:00pm.

I realize this was incredibly wordy, but I’m sure you just skipped to the end, anyway, so……sorry, not sorry. Look forward to hearing from you, see you soon, and have a great week.

Michael & The Hive

French Wine Tasting

The wine tasting tonight will be French Fruit. Just like last week’s Italian tasting, we’ll be doing 4 French wines from 4 different regions to give people a chance to branch out and try new things. Things they may not feel comfortable trying, otherwise. So come on in and live a little.
#winetasting #bizzisbistro #frenchwine

Jammin’ To Usher!

I’m sitting here, listening to Veronika belt out “My Boo” by Usher (with hand motions and everything), at the bar, and debating whether I should film it so that I’ll forever have blackmail to lord over her. But right in the middle of that thought, the song skipped ahead and she looked at me like she was going to murder me, and I think it’d be wiser of me to not anger this woman.

The special for the week is House-Cut Filet, Oscar-style with Crab, Shrimp and Scallops, all tossed in Lemon Beurre Blanc and served with Seasonal Vegetable and Roasted Potatos. Rob promised a particularly good special this week, and he delivered. In addition to that, the Catch of the Week should make a lot of people happy. We’ve been getting requests for Salmon for a long time, now, and we’ve acquiesced. Grilled Salmon on a bed of Creamed Spinach with a Lemon Butter.

Tuesday Boozeday is in effect, like usual, with $7 Glasses of Red or White, House Cocktails, Wings, Brie en Croute and Fried Cheese. Always a good way to start a week.

Wednesday’s cocktail specials will all feature our new infusion: Pineapple, Serrano-infused Tequila. Don’t let the tequila scare you off, it was Veronika’s brain-child, and it’s absolutely fantastic. I encourage you to live a little and try it.

Thursday’s Wine Tasting will be all French wines. Just like last week, we’ll try to do 4 different regions, so people get an opportunity to try what wines taste like from different regions in France. I feel like it gives people the opportunity to experience wines that they don’t normally feel comfortable ordering. Every once and a while, I enjoy having a wine tasting that provides education and experimentation. Hopefully this accomplishes that.

Now, on to the bigger news. We have our Mother’s Day Brunch on Sunday, May 13th, 2018 at 10:30am, reservation only. It’s buffet-style, featuring an Omelet Station, Biscuits and Gravy, Rosemary Baked Chicken, and more. In addition, we’ll have drink specials available, obviously including Mimosas and Poinsettias and more. The price is $25 per adult and $12 per child under 12. Rob’s excited, and I think it’ll be our best brunch ever.

Also, our 7th Anniversary Wine Dinner will be on Saturday, June 9th, starting at 5:00pm, also reservation only. It will be a prix fixe, 7-course dinner for $65 a person, with optional wine pairing. We’ll release the menu next week, but, suffice to say, it’ll be amazing. These paired wine dinners are always the most fun things to do, for us. I hope you all enjoy them as much as we do.

Lastly, the Bizzi’s Cellar Wine Club Tasting will be on Saturday, April 28 from 3-5 p.m. — eight fun & delicious wines to taste!

-Mike & The

Mother’s Day Brunch

What a great day – I was able to wrench the laptop right out of Michael’s and Veronika’s grasping hands and take over! Can hardly pry these kids’ eyes away from the screen, dagnabit. That or it’s a really clever bit of reverse-psychology to get me to volunteer to write the email so they didn’t have to. And I’m just now realizing that that is almost certainly the case. To all the parents out there, I know we all want our kids to be better than us, but be careful what you wish for, because once they’re smarter than you and they know it, it’s open season on parents.

In lighter news, this week, we are featuring Chicken, Shrimp, Mushrooms, & Onions over House-made Fettucine tossed in Lemon Herb Butter.

Tuesday Boozeday is in effect, like always. $7 Glass of Red or White, House Cocktails, Wings, Brie en Croute and Fried Cheese.

Wednesday, we’ll be doing cocktail specials on New Orleans-themed drinks. We’ll have $7 Mint Juleps, Raspberry Collins, and Gin Fizzes. Hope you’re in the mood for jazz and liquor.

Don’t miss our Italian Wine Tasting on Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m. – we will try different varietals from different regions, ideally from the 4 biggest regions so everyone can get some experience and hopefully feel more comfortable drinking Italian wine, in the future.  The Polar Bear and I will be right there with you because we don’t know enough about Italian wines yet (although a bucket list trip could be in the offering).

In response to the millions of requests, we will be serving brunch on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 13 from 10:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., so make your reservations now for some delicious comfort food, an omelet station and amazing cocktails. Bring your mom, your kids, your friends, your neighbors, your significant others.  And don’t forget your dad.

Bizzi’s Cellar Wine Tasting is on Saturday, April 28 from 3-5 p.m. for those who are just champing at the bit to taste eight delicious wines (anyone, anyone?) – if you aren’t familiar with our Cellar Wine Club, just ask one of us – we are eager to tell you about it.

Tilt your face into the sun this week (and slide into Bizzi’s – we’d love to see you).

Queen Bee & The Hive

Rainy Day Blues

We love to eat…and, incidentally, to sip wine. That said – we do most those mostly at Bizzis’s. Great food, great wine (and cocktails), great company. Think of us as Cheers in Bedford. Norm!
-Elaine-

We know people don’t like going out in the rain. For anyone that wants to come out to Bizzi’s, tonight, we have a big pot of homemade coffee liqueur on the stove keeping warm that you’re more than welcome to share or combine with a cup of coffee to warm you, inside and out. Be safe.

Easter Liquor Hunt

Hope everyone had a happy Easter! I know sometimes there are a lot of kids around on holidays, Easter, especially. And there’s nothing wrong with that. Family is great, even when they’re not. But, hot damn, there’s something thoroughly satisfying about having an adult Easter. We got together and ate and played board games, it was a blast. But the true highlight of the night had to be our Easter Egg Hunt. Although, what made it “adult” was the fact that instead of painting and hiding eggs, we had about 60 travel bottles of liquor, and we hid those. Good stuff, too! Patron and Makers Mark and other top shelf stuff like that. Then we let the adults loose in the yard. They did pretty well, too. They found all but 4 of the bottles. So next time we have people over, some of them are liable to find a nice surprise!

Anyone else have any good Easter stories to share?

The special for the week will be New York Strip Teriyaki with Tempura Onions and Rice.

Tuesday is a great day for Boozeday, as usual. $7 Glass of Red or White, House Cocktails, Wings, Brie en Croute and Fried Cheese.

Wednesday’s Celebrating Spirits will be based around Dark Rum. We’ll be doing specials on Dark and Stormy’s, Roosevelt’s and Old School Daquiri’s. Or, if you have any better ideas, feel free to let me know.

Thursday’s Wine Tasting will be All Red Blends! Now, that may sound boring, at first, but we’ll do Red Blends from different areas, so, like usual, everyone can get an idea of what grapes and styles taste like from different areas. It’ll be educational and intoxicating!

Mike & The Hive

 

Syrah Tasting Tonight

The wine tasting for tonight is Syrah. We’ll be doing 4 syrah from 4 different regions, so everyone can get a chance to taste a fantastic varietal in all its glory. It’s a grape that I think doesn’t get enough respect and it’s one of my all time favorites. Come in at 7:00pm, after the Rangers Game and either celebrate or drown your sorrows.
#openingday #syrah #winetasting

Happy Easter!

Hello, Peeps (get it?), how goes it?

I’m going to keep this short and sweet, this week, because we are splitting time between actually doing work and planning for Easter. I’m sure we’re not alone in our multi-tasking. So, rather than take up a bunch of your time, I’ll get right to the point.

The special for the week is Chicken Marsala with a House-made Rosemary Marsala Sauce.

Tuesday Boozeday is, as usual, a good night to come in and have a house cocktail, glass of red or white, brie en croute, fried cheese or wings for $7. It’s a little rainy tonight, but we’ll pour you something that’ll dry you right off.

Wednesday’s Celebrating Spirits will be Raspberry Drinks in celebration of Spring and berries and….stuff. Come in for $7 Raspberry Margaritas, Raspberry Mules and Raspberry Texas Roses. Or, if you think of something you’d rather have with fresh raspberries, feel free to let me know.

Thursday’s Wine Tasting will be all Syrahs. I’m not sure I’ve ever done a strictly Syrah tasting. I don’t know how people feel about it, but it’s one of my favorite varietals. Something about the combination of elegance and strength, with just a touch of the rustic. If you’re not entirely familiar with Syrah, or you just don’t drink many of them, I’d recommend you come in and try it. It’s a grape that everyone should keep in their wine rotation, and there’s great examples from all over the world. You will get a shot to taste Syrah from multiple different countries.

For The Bizzi’s Cellar Dwellers, there is Cellar Tasting on Saturday, March 31st, from 3:00pm-5:00pm, and Elaine will answer any questions you have about what she’ll have available to taste. See you then.

Alright, ladies and gents, be safe and we’ll see you soon.

Michael & The Hive

Officially Spring

Happy Tuesday Boozeday! The first day of the work week is always hard for me so I often to take advantage of our drink specials. Come in and have one with me!

I don’t have a fun name for Wednesday, but what we lack in cleverness we make up for in delicious cocktails! This week we are featuring fresh blueberry cocktails – a nice fresh start to spring. Also, if you have a good name for Wednesdays, let me know!

Thirsty Thursday this week is going to be a blast! We are pouring Australia and New Zealand wines. I get so excited when we do something a little bit different. Tasting starts at 7

I am getting tired of seeing all of these delicious dinner specials! This week we are serving Shrimp and Grits – 4 fried and 4 blackened shrimp served over jalapeno cheese grits and topped with lemon butter. I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again…. DIETS ARE THE WORST!

Don’t forget to check out our new Spring menus! Got some fun new items for both lunch and dinner!

 

***Wine Club Members & Future Members***

Don’t forget about our next wine tasting – Saturday, March 31 from 3-5 p.m.

See you then! (and hopefully before)

 

Have an amazing week!

V & The Hive