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

Bonjour!

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!

Back To School

Hello, everyone, good to start another week. Although, school starts for almost everyone this week, so I’m guessing it’s not that good. I know I somehow already missed my first day of class, which is always a good start to the semester. Anyway, chin up, let’s make it a good one.

We are almost full for the Prohibition Mystery Dinner, with maybe a few spots left, so if you are interested in coming, you really need to make a reservation soon. The menu is done, I’m just trying to rangle up a photo of it. Also, don’t forget about the Fall Night To Remember Wine Dinner on Friday and Saturday, November 2nd and 3rd (I also believe the menu for that is done, but I’m not 100%).

Special for this week will be Filet Mignon with Shrimp and Crab Legs, topped with a Cream Butter Sauce.

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

Wednesday’s Drink Specials will all be tropical drinks featuring either Pineapple or Coconut. We’ll send you out of summer in style.

This Thursday’s Wine Tasting is the Sojourn Horizontal Tasting, featuring 4 different Sojourn Pinot Noirs, all from different vineyards. It’s a rare thing to be able to do a horizontal, and Sojourn makes amazing wine, so I would highly encourage you to come try it. If it goes well, we’ll do more of these specialty tastings. Starts at 7:00pm.

Cellar tasting is this Saturday at 4:00pm.

Thanks for sticking through to the end.

The Santa’s Are Coming To Town

 

All right, friends.  I have now sewn our own Miss Veronika’s costume for our Prohibition Murder Mystery Dinner (spoiler alert:  she will be a Flapper) — as always, she is adorable (just ask Michael).  Saturday, September 15th at 6:30 p.m. (we will fill up, so if you’re interested, try to make your reservation sooner, rather than later) — you can choose to be a character or just an observer (that will be me & The Polar Bear).  Those that opt to be characters will get an envelope and props (no costumes needed — unless you want to dress up for the occasion, which we encourage) for your role.  The cost will be $45 and that will get you a Prohibition Era dinner and a show. In addition, we will serve Prohibition Era cocktails and offer cocktail tastings with our own homeade concoctions, so plan on a couple of hours of food and fun while a murder occurs and we solve it! As a bonus, the first 5 people who hand us the correct answers will win a prize. Veronika is getting some really cool (I’m biased, though) things for the winners.
And following shortly thereafter, we are holding our November “Night to Remember” seven-course dinner on Friday & Saturday, November 2nd and 3rd (reservations taken from 5:00-9:00 p.m.) for $75 per person. The wine pairing is optional, but looks to be delicious.
We will release the menu for the Prohibition Murder Mystery Dinner later this week, and the menu for the November “Night To Remember” Dinner either next week, or the week after.
For dinner this week, we’re featuring Fried Shrimp and Blackened Mahi Mahi, served with Jalapeno Grits and topped in Red-Eye Gravy.
Tuesday Boozeday is the usual – $7 Red and White Wine, House Cocktails, Burrata, and Wings.
Wednesday, we are shaking up Coffee Cocktails to match the cloudy weather for the week.
Thursday Wine Tasting at 7 p.m.: “The Santas” (think Santa Barbara, Santa Lucia, Santa Ana, Santa Rita Hills, Santa Claus), so Santa is coming early this year. Sounds weird, but it’s good. Also, the big one is that next week we are doing a Horizontal Tasting of Sojourn Pinot Noir. You can look them up, they’re all rated very highly and always are made with incredible quality. I know I say this stuff about all tastings, but next Thursday is a can’t-miss. Not only is it amazing Pinot Noir for a killer price, it’s a chance to try the same grape and vintage from different vineyards. It’s a rare thing to see. If we get a good turnout, we’ll continue to do more interesting stuff, like this. So try to make it in, just in case it’s a one time thing.
The Bizzi’s Cellar Wine Club tasting is set:  Saturday, August 25th at 4:00 p.m.  See you there!
Queen Bee & The Hive

Coconut-Encrusted Chicken Breast and Events

Okay, everyone, V and Mom are out of town, so I’m writing the email solo and I’m not great at that. I’m just going to keep it short and informational.

Don’t forget about the Prohibition Murder Mystery on Saturday, September 15th. When they get back into town on Thursday, I’ll send out more information. We will let everyone know the logistics of the event, including food and costuming, etc.

Also, the annual Fall Night To Remember Dinners will be on Friday and Saturday, November 2nd and 3rd. 7 Coursed dinner, with optional wine pairing. Rob already has most of the menu done, so we’ll be sure to post that in the next few weeks. We were just letting everyone know that we did indeed pick a day so that you can start to get your reservations in.

The special this week will be a Coconut-Encrusted Chicken Breast, topped with a Peach Chili Sauce.

Tuesday Boozeday is tonight, with $7 glass of red and white wine, house cocktails, burrata and wings.

Wednesday Cocktail Specials will feature $7 Sherry-based cocktails.

Thursday’s Wine Tasting will be a Bordeaux Tasting. But, I have a big surprise tasting coming up. I believe we’ll do it, next week, unless the wine doesn’t get here in time, in which case we will do it the following week. I don’t think we’ve ever done something like this, although I’m probably wrong. Either way, it’s gonna be really cool. Just keep looking out.

That’s it. That’s all I got……..

Murder Most Foul

Is anyone ready for a murder mystery? How about a Prohibition-themed murder mystery? I realize this is sort of an odd introduction, but we had a fun idea. I think we may have shared it with a few people, but we are officially announcing it, now. Saturday, September 15th, we will be doing a mystery/prohibition-themed/cocktail dinner. Everyone and everything will be prohibition-themed, so we’ll have costumes and speakeasy passwords, etc. We’ll also have a murder for everyone to solve. Obviously, we don’t expect you to be sober while doing your detective work, so we’ll have drink specials, along with tastings designed for the period. We’ll release more information over the next week, but we wanted to start letting everyone know what the deal is so that you guys can start getting your reservations in. On to the rest of the message.

The special for the week will be a New York Strip, topped with Scallops, Shrimp and a Chipotle Hollandaise. Surf and Turf with a twist.

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

Wednesday’s Cocktail specials will all be peach-based, especially considering how many Parker County peaches we bought from Mellissa. We gotta do something with all of them.

Thursday’s Wine Tasting is all Syrah. I’m always excited, and so I think I’m not exactly an impartial commenter, but this tasting looks good. I believe all 4 wines have 90 or above scores in various publications, with one receiving a (I believe) 93 from Spectator. It’s not as sexy as some of our tastings, but it’s damn good wine.

Ok, that’s all I got. Finish reading, go back to pretending to work, and then call us and make a reservation. See you, soon.

Mike & The Hive

Stuffed Quail

Hey, dudes and dudettes.
How goes it? Is everyone enjoying this lovely weather? It’s just a balmy 111 degrees outside. Over the weekend, the Rangers recorded the hottest temperature at opening pitch in their history, so that’s something! I hate talking about the weather, honestly, but it’s just so hot outside that I can’t think or talk about anything else. It fries your brain. Fall can’t come soon enough. Anyway, on to the rest of the message.
Firstly, the special this week is wild! It’s a jalapeno cheddar stuffed quail with a peach glaze. It’s weird and delicious. It’s time to come up and branch out. Live a little.
Tuesday Boozeday is tonight, with $7 Glass of red or white wine, house cocktails, wings and burrata.
Wednesday’s Cocktail specials will all be Caribbean-themed. That way, anyone who isn’t on vacation from this oven we call Texas can at least feel like they are.
Thursday’s Wine Tasting is gonna be a little off the beaten path. We always do mostly reds because that’s what most people want to drink, typically. However, with the summer here, we’ll mix it up a bit. It’s gonna be a Rose Tasting! Don’t panic, we aren’t gonna do a bunch of blushes or sweet wines or anything. We’ll do serious Roses for serious people. If you get a wild hair, come on up at 7:00pm.
Lastly, the cellar tasting will be this Saturday, the 28th at 4:00pm.
Mike & The Hive