Scallop and Shrimp Penne Vodka

I feel like I always say this, but I don’t have a ton of time to do the message, today, so it’ll be short. Either I’m a very very busy man or a very very lazy man. I’ll leave it to you to be the judge. To be fair, school just started, so I think I have a reasonably valid excuse, this time. Also, because I just started back up with school, expect to hear a lot of generic grumbling about Calculus et al.

We’re now taking reservations for our Valentine’s Wine Dinner. Call to make your reservations for either Thursday, February 14th or Friday, February 15th. Rob is finishing the menu, as we speak, so I’ll post a separate message specific to that. But you just know it’s gonna be killer. It always is. And once I have his menu, I’ll put together a wine tasting to match. Anyway, you guys know how it is with Valentine’s Day, we almost always fill up both days to the max, so if you already know you want to do it, go ahead and make a reservation. Inevitably, we always have a few people who want to come but can’t because we’re full. Just trying to give everyone a head’s up. 817-281-9500.

The special this week is Seared Scallop and Shrimp Penne Vodka. We don’t do pasta specials all that frequently, so get it while you can, if you’re a pasta fanatic.

Wednesday’s cocktail specials will be Bourbon Based. I’m going to three different $7 Bourbon cocktails, that way anyone who missed the Bourbon Dinner last week can still have a taste of Kentucky.

Thursday’s Wine Tasting will be something simple to get me back in the swing of doing them, because it’s been so long. So let’s go with….Washington State wines. Simple, elegant and just a little juicy.

Lastly, Bizzi’s Cellar is moving tastings to the first Saturday of every month, so that it’s easier to keep track of for everyone. The next tasting will be on Saturday, February 2nd at 4:00pm.

Wish us all luck!

Thursday Bourbon Dinner

Sorry for the somewhat short notice, but we will be closed on Thursday, January 10th, for the Bourbon Dinner.

We didn’t expect anywhere near the amount of interest that we’ve gotten for it, and it’s taken us some time to sort through all the calls/emails from over the weekend. I think we’re finally getting a handle on it, but with as many people as we’re having, tomorrow, Rob will need extra time to prepare.

The good news from all of this is that with so much interest in a Bourbon Dinner, we can easily do something like it, again. We were worried it wouldn’t be tenable, but it’s actually been the complete opposite. As such, we’re already thinking about the next paired dinner. Maybe we will do bourbon again. Maybe we’ll do just whiskey of any kind. Maybe we’ll do Scotch. Either way, we’ll make sure to let everyone know ahead of time the what/when/where.

I repeat WE WILL BE CLOSED ON THURSDAY, JANUARY 10th, ALL DAY!

Rosemary Tenderloin Roast

Hey, guys!

Hope you had a good weekend. I’m guessing just like ours, yours felt incredibly short. But you can’t look a gift horse in the mouth. Now that we’re in the new year, I can’t think of anything new to say. Usually I can just ramble along for a while about nothing in particular. It’s one of my best traits. But I’m spacing, right now. Any ideas?

This week’s special will be Rosemary Tenderloin Roast.

Also, I think we have one more table available for the Bourbon Dinner on Thursday. I’m kinda shocked at the response we’ve gotten from everyone. I was worried we hadn’t given people enough warning to plan for it, or that people just didn’t care about these kinds of dinners. I’m so glad to be wrong. So, given the response for this one, we’ll absolutely do another one in the near future. Either way, I just wanted to say thank you to everyone for helping us make events like this possible.

Tuesday Boozeday is tonight, with $7 Wings, Brie en Croute, Glass of Red or White and House Cocktails.

Wednesday’s Cocktail specials will be Dealer’s Choice, again. You pick the base liquor and I’ll make you an awesome drink based around your preferences for $7.

Thursday there’s obviously no wine tasting as we are doing the Bourbon Dinner at 7:00pm.

That’s all I got for y’all. If I missed anything, I’m sure V or Mom will let me know about it. See you soon.

Bourbon Dinner

Here is the food menu for the Bourbon Dinner on Thursday, January 10th at 7:00pm. The price on the menu includes the bourbon. I will send out the bourbon tasting notes, soon. I just wanted to make sure that everyone got a chance to look at the menu and to also see the price. $65 for everything.

Happy New Year

Happy New Year, everyone! We’re back open! No, really, I swear!

I think we probably spent it like most of you did; making a million promises to yourself that you’d get a bunch of work done and then not doing any of it and instead drinking heavily.

I feel like we always do this, but we were planning on completely knocking our “Bizzi’s To-Do List” out. Instead, we drank all the booze, ate all the food, and sat on the couch. But I feel like, secretly, that’s why all of you love us so much.

We’ve got a million things to do to play catch-up, so no special for the week and no wine tasting. Just good old-fashioned awesome food and drink.

Big news! Although it’s short notice, we’re doing a really cool Bourbon Dinner next Thursday! On January 10th, at 7:00pm, we’ll have a 4-Coursed Dinner with Paired Bourbon Drinks. We had a few of our regulars who really wanted it, so we’re testing the waters. Yes, it would’ve been nice to have more notice for it, but the holidays make fools of us all. Rob is finishing the menu, now, so I’ll send it out to all of you tonight or tomorrow. I’m sure you can rest assured that it’s going to be good. It will be less expensive than our usual wine dinners, and more casual. It’s gonna be more out and out fun, I’m guessing! If it goes well, we’ll do more of these in the future, so let’s make this one count!

Glad to be back! See you, soon!

Christmas Week

Just a quick heads up to everyone;

We are open the next three days, regular hours. So 11:30am-9:00pm today and tomorrow, 5:00pm-9:00pm on Saturday. We will then be closed for our annual Christmas Break/Deep Cleaning from Sunday, December 23rd to Tuesday, January 1st. We will re-open on Wednesday, January 2nd, at 4:00pm. If you have any questions, just give us a call or an email and we will check it periodically throughout the break and get back to you. We all need a battery reset, and we need time to do an annual scrub-down. Think of it like Spring Cleaning, but in December.

Special for this week will be Surf and Turf, Filet with Crab and Shrimp.

We aren’t doing a wine tasting, tonight, but I’ll think of something to do this weekend for a celebration.

So come in while you can and get your Bizzi’s on!

Music To My Ears

Good morning, everyone!
long time no talk! Michael has been sending out the messages lately, so I thought I would give you a break from his boring rants! You’re welcome!
Just as a reminder, we will be closed for a private event Today, December 11th, and Saturday, December 15th!
We will re-open for dinner service on Wednesday at 4!
We will move our Tuesday specials over to Wednesday – $7 Brie en Croute and wings, house red or white, and house cocktails!
Thursday there will be no wine tasting this week. Sorry! But to make it up to you we will have a special musical performance! The Queen Bee and Wynette Griffin with be
playing some delightful Christmas music on the piano! You are all welcome to sing as loud as you want!
This week (on the days we are actually open) we are serving a Surf & Turf – Filet topped with Shrimp & Crab. Delish!
Okay, maybe this message wasn’t incredibly thrilling, but is was informative, so at least there is that….
Hope to see you all this week!
V & The Hive

Yes, we are indeed open

We had our pants-on-head-crazy event last night. But we are, indeed, open for business today. We opened at 3:00pm, to be precise, so why are you taking so long to get here? The special is still Fried Duck. If that doesn’t entice you, maybe the Weekend Wine Specials will. If none of that does anything for you, then you may be beyond our help at this point.

Happy December

Well, it’s finally here. December.

It’s the only month where it’s acceptable to put up a tree and lights. To all of you who put yours up in November, you’re out of your minds. I absolutely love Christmas (not as much as Thanksgiving, but that’s another argument), but let’s keep it reasonable. Alright, I’m off my soapbox.

This week’s special is so freaking cool. Fried Duck with Green Chili Jalapeno Gravy. Tell me that doesn’t make your mouth water. And with it being a bit cold out, it’ll warm you right up. I’m making that Homer Simpson drooling sound. It will be in my stomach by the end of the week.

Because of private events, this week, we will be closed all day Thursday, and will re-open Friday at 3:00pm. I repeat WE WILL BE CLOSED ALL DAY ON THURSDAY AND WILL REOPEN ON FRIDAY AT 3:00PM! I will send out another reminder, but it’s always best to get it out of the way early. It still leaves you guys plenty of other time to come in.

Tuesday Boozeday is tonight, with $7 House Red and White Glass, House Cocktails, Wings and Brie en Croute.

Wednesday’s Cocktail Specials will all be bourbon based. We’re going to do a Bourbon Dinner similar to our Wine Dinners sometime in (I believe) January, so I am going to use this time to try to gather information on what people like.

Thursday, because we’re closed, there will be no wine tasting.

Just like every weekend, I’ll have a few select wines on heavy discount. I don’t send them out, you’ll have to come in to see them, but it’s typically two or three really good wines for around 40% off.

Lastly, Wynette Griffin and our very own Elaine Vaught will be having their annual “A Night Of Christmas Music” next Thursday, December 13th, at 6:30pm. For those that haven’t ever attended, Mrs. Griffin and Elaine do a pair of 1-hour sets together on a single piano. They’ll play a bunch of holiday classics with some pizazz and everyone gets a little tipsy and has a lot of fun. We always have a bunch of drinks on special, mostly hot drinks like Spiked Hot Chocolate and Hot Toddy’s (among others) to keep everyone warm and in the mood, and all wine by the bottle will be 20% off (along with deeper discounts on specific bottles/glasses).

One last thing I have to say to everyone……..Happy December!!!!!