Cold and Wet

Well, I complained nonstop about the heat and the summer, and here we are. I feel like I clearly have magical powers. I just have to try to remember to only use them for good. But, who am I kidding? I will use them for selfish reasons, exclusively.

This week’s special is Blackened Mahi, Fried Shrimp and Cheddar Grits. It’s classic southern cooking to warm you up (well, that and booze). Hope it works.

Tuesday Boozeday is tonight, with $7 Wings, Burrata, Glass Red (Pinot Noir), Glass White (Sauvignon Blanc) and House Cocktails.

Wednesday Cocktail Specials will be all hot drinks. So, one will be a hot coffee drink, one will be a hot “blueberry tea” drink, one will be like a hot chocolate or something. All with booze, obviously. For $7.

Thursday Wine Tasting will be all Rhone Valley wines. I debated doing a few other things, but very few things beat great Syrah. I think we’ll do 1 white and 3 or 4 reds. A mixture of northern and southern wines, as well.

Don’t miss the Bizzi’s Cellar Wine Club Tasting on Saturday, October 27th at 4:00 p.m.  Not only will we sample delicious wines from around the world, but you’ll get a chance to stock up on your wines for Thanksgiving (think Pinot Noirs, Bubblies, Roses…)

Lastly, November 2nd and 3rd both still have some spots open for the Fall Night To Remember Dinner. The menu is posted on our “Menu” page for those who haven’t seen it, yet. I have 5 of the 6 wines picked and I’m waiting on a wine rep to get in touch with me about the 6th. I promise I’ll get the notes out, soon. Give us a call to make a reservation.

Happy Fall!

First and foremost, I’ll do another reminder for the Fall Night To Remember Dinners on November 2nd and 3rd. I have 4 of the 6 wines picked out, and I’ll get the last two picked this week. We’re going to have a nice cross-section of wines from around the world. I won’t get too weird on y’all, but I am using one spot for a wine that no one would ever think to try, but really should.

Because of the weather, everything this week is crowd-pleasing. Gotta do something to get people out of their houses in the rain. As such, this week’s special is Bacon-wrapped Filet with Shrimp. How much better can it get than that? The answer is….not much….

Tuesday Boozeday is tonight, with $7 Pinot and Sauvignon Blanc, House Cocktails, Wings and Burrata.

Wednesday’s Cocktail Specials will all be variations on coffee-based drinks. Now, not all of them will be hot, so you don’t have to worry about that, but it’ll complement the rain nicely. I know the Polar Bear has been asking me for Drunk Coffee’s more and more, lately.

Thursday’s Wine Tasting will be ALL NAPA VALLEY WINES. 3 Reds and a White. All rated above 90 points and all easy drinkers. The usual suspects will be represented, as far as varietals go, and we’ll pour a little heavy for you guys to thank you for coming out.

Mom’s not here, so let’s just assume she doesn’t have anything to say about the cellar and pretend I tried looking for her.

See you soon!

Bordeaux Tasting

Don’t forget that tonight’s wine tasting will be all red Bordeaux. Here are the tasting notes. See you tonight at 7:00pm.

That’s Just About Enough Summer For Me, Thank You….

Well, the weather is finally starting to change. That’s a start. I’m just ready to not sweat the second I step outside. I’m sure I’m not alone in that regard. This has been the longest summer, ever. And just. keeps. going…… We get it, Texas, you’re “fry an egg on the pavement” hot during the summer. You’ve made your point, now you’re just rubbing it in. Chill out.

Also, don’t forget about the Fall Night To Remember Dinner on Friday and Saturday, November 2nd and 3rd. I’ve already posted the menu a few times, and now that the Prohibition Mystery Event is over, reservations will start trickling in for the next dinner. We still have space available for both days. I would guess that we will fill up for both days around the middle of October, but if you have a specific time you want, the sooner you call the better.

This week’s special is Thai Shrimp with Coconut Rice. Rob always says that Asian food is his forte, let’s see if he puts his money where his mouth is.

Tuesday Boozeday has $7 Glass or Red and White Wine, House Cocktails, Wings, Burrata.

Wednesday’s Cocktail Specials will all be Tequila-based! We’ll say goodbye to summer in style.

Thursday’s Wine Tasting will be all Bordeaux. That’s always everyone’s favorite, anyway. Come in at 7:00pm for a taste of 4 different Bordeaux.

Alright, see you soon!

School Sucks

Hello, everyone!

I just had an exam and I got here hours late because of it so I don’t have time to dally. The special for the week is Bacon-Wrapped Stuffed Pork Loin. The kitchen wrote it as Bacon Wrapped-Stuffed Pork Loin, which seems somehow less appetizing.

Tuesday Boozeday is $7 Glass Red and White, House Cocktails, Wings and Burrata.

Wednesday’s Cocktail specials will be All-Bourbon drinks to celebrate the coming of fall.

Thursday’s Wine Tasting will be All Malbec! Hopefully not strictly South American, as well.

That’s it, I’m done. See you later.

Mike & The Hive

We Made It!

Well, we made it through without any casualties. Except for the victim, of course.

The Mystery Dinner was this past weekend. Everyone seemed to have fun, and that’s the most important thing. Rob did a good job with the food (I know because I ate some of it) and V killed it with the game and the trivia and all that jazz. Even the costumes looked great. If you came to the dinner send us all of your pictures! Anyway, enough about the event, on to the next week!

This week’s special will be Chicken Fried Quail, with a Truffle Mushroom Sauce.

Tuesday Boozeday is today, with $7 Red and White Glasses, House Cocktails, Wings and Burrata.

Wednesday’s Cocktail Specials will be all the cocktails we did during the Prohibition Dinner for $7. That way if you didn’t get to come, you can get a small taste of the fun we had.

Thursday’s Wine Tasting is going to be all Tuscan Wines. So, if you really like Italian wines, this will be the tasting for you. Or if you just really like good wine. Or if you ever fantasize about hot Italian men. So, let’s just assume it’s a wine tasting for everyone.

For our Wine Club members, or wanna be members, this month’s tasting is Saturday September 29th at 4:00pm.

Hope to see you this week!

Mike & The Hive #bizzisbistro #murdermystery #prohibition @ Bizzi’s Bistro And Wine Bar

It’s Finally Here!

Hey, everyone!

Well, the week is finally here. It’s gonna be crazy. It already has been, I guess, but it’s gonna get worse before it gets better. The Mystery Dinner is this weekend, and there’s so much to prep. I’m not going to bore you with the details, but suffice to say, we’re gonna be in rough shape for a few days. School is also getting busy, hilariously enough, with my first round of exams and projects due this weekend. If that’s not a cosmic joke, I don’t know what is.

Anyway, the special for the week will be Stuffed Italian Chicken Breast with an herbed goat cheese, arugula and sundried tomato stuffing, topped with bruschetta mornay.

Tuesday Boozeday is tonight, with $7 Glass of Red and White, House Cocktails, Wings, Buratta.

Wednesday Cocktail Specials will be $7 French 75’s, Tom Collins, and Bacardi Cocktail’s (that’s the name of the drink) to get prepped for Saturday.

Thursday, unfortunately, we will not be doing a wine tasting. We just have too much going on. That being said, we WILL be doing wine specials on Thursday and Friday, both by the glass and by the bottle. It’s something that I’m going to start doing every weekend. It’s a great way to get people to try new things by dropping the price on a particular wine or wines. I promise you, they’ll all be good, so give it a shot.

So just remember, we are closed for the Mystery Dinner on Saturday. Come in before then to get your fix. One last time, for those in the back, WE ARE CLOSED ON SATURDAY FOR THE MYSTERY DINNER, COME IN BEFORE SATURDAY TO GET YOUR BIZZI’S FIX FOR THE WEEK!!!!


Mike & The Hive

Cajun Chicken Breast


I feel weird writing this email, as I don’t really have anything to say. I did the huge info dump last week, with the menus for the special dinners and all that jazz. I’ll keep it short, I suppose. Plus, V is braiding my hair so I really have very important things going on.

The special for the week will be Cajun Blackened Chicken Breast with a Lemon Butter Sauce.

Tuesday Boozeday is tonight with $7 Red and White glasses, House Cocktails, Buratta and Wings.

Wednesday Cocktail Specials will be 3 different Prohibition and Pre-Prohibition Era cocktails for $7. It’s another chance to test drinks for the 15th of September.

Thursday Wine Tasting will be an oldy but a goody. All Cabernet Sauvignon. Just keeping it simple.

That’s it. See you tonight.

Deja Vu All Over Again

Hello, everyone.

I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but we finally got around to posting the menus for both the Fall Night To Remember Wine Dinner and the Prohibition Murder Mystery Dinner. I know I said they’d be out a while ago, but why would you ever trust anything I say? I’m sure there’s a few questions with regards to both events, so please feel free to message us and ask. It’s been busy the last few weeks, but we have a small break, now, where we have time to answer. If you ask a question, someone here will (eventually) get you an answer to it. Obviously, the Mystery Dinner is going to be much more interactive and much more group-based, whereas the Fall Night To Remember Dinner is a much more personal fine-dining dinner. Both are perfect places for a date night, just for wildly different reasons. You’ll get brownie points for both. Also, don’t forget that there will be rewards to the top 3 detectives for the Mystery Dinner. Everyone likes swag.

Rob made my life just a little bit easier by repeating last week’s special. To be honest, I don’t blame him. People went nuts over it. It’s the first time in months that we’ve fully run out of a special before Saturday even came around. So, Filet topped with Crab Legs and Shrimp, with a Cream Butter sauce it is! You guys know me, and how I’m not a huge fan of repeating things, so the fact that I’m cool with this speaks volumes. Also doesn’t hurt that Rob is much bigger than me, so I’m not inclined to fight him on it.

Tuesday Boozeday is tonight, with $7 Glass of Red and White, House Cocktails, Wings and Burrata.

Wednesday’s Cocktail Specials will be Ward 8’s, Bee’s Knees and Monkey Glands, all for $7. As you may have noticed, these are all prohibition or pre-prohibition era cocktails. I’m hoping to see what people think of them, to get a better idea of what to put on the Mystery Cocktail Menu.

Thursday’s Wine Tasting is gonna be fun. I asked V and she’s on board, as well, so we’re going kooky! It’s going to be an all-sparkling wine tasting! 4 different sparkling wines, from Brut’s to Prosecco’s to Cava’s, we’ll represent! Woot! Get hyped! At the very least, Veronika and Mom will be very drunk.

That’s it, folks!