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

Just me, today….

Hello, everyone. V and Mom are out, so it’s just me, here, and I’m scrambling to try to get everything ready for the week. As such, this will be a short and to the point message. But first, a question: What is your favorite “fancy” cocktail?

Tuesday Boozeday is in effect with the usual specials. Glass of select red or white wine, house cocktails, wings and burrata.

Wednesday’s Cocktail Specials will be 3 selections off of our new cocktail menu.

Thursday’s Wine Tasting will be all Cabernet Sauvignon, all night! Should be a real crowd-pleaser. In addition to the wine tasting, we’ll also be featuring a cocktail tasting, with 3 prohibition-style mini cocktails. Come in and try one or the other, or, if you’re brave (or Trey), both.

Since Mom isn’t here, I have no idea if she wants to inform you of anything with regards to the Cellar, so I’m going to assume not. Have a good night, and we’ll see you soon!

Welcome Back

Holy cow! It looks like Veronika and I brought Seattle back with us! It was short and sweet, but that was a crazy storm. Anyway, we’re back from break. Did y’all miss us? I certainly hope so. I know it’s inconvenient for everyone when we close for a week, but we need that break, to be honest. Running a small restaurant can be grueling work, and we need a reset, sometimes. We miss it when we’re gone, but it’s for the best. Everyone gets cranky when they’ve gone too long without a break, and we’re crankier than most to begin with. We’re glad to be back, though, and we have switched over to our summer menu. If you’d like to view it, go to our facebook or Rob and Elaine outdid themselves, from what I’ve tasted so far. Let us know what you think.

Because of the new menu, there will be no special, this week. The whole menu is the special.

Tuesday Boozeday is back, but we’ve changed it a little. The wine and alcohol will remain the same, for now, but the appetizer specials will be wings and burrata, for the summer.

Wednesday cocktail specials will all feature bourbon, for no particular reason other than the fact that I like drinking it.

Thursday’s Wine Tasting will be all Washington wines to commemorate our vacation. If only we could bring the weather with us, for real.

See you soon!

– Mike & The Hive #bizzisbistro #wellrested #wereback

Parting Is Such Sweet Sorrow….

Parting is such sweet sorrow. As always, we will be closed next week (the week of July 4th) to get work done and recharge our batteries. I know what you’re all thinking; you’re thinking: “Nooo! I’m not sure we could possibly make it a week without Bizzi’s!” Well, you’re gonna have to try to get by. It’s not “Goodbye”, it’s just “See you later”. I don’t envy you.

The special this week is Veal Escalope. It looks like Antelope, but it sounds like “Antelope, eh?” Delicious!

Tuesday is our usual Tuesday Boozeday. $7 Glass of Red or White, House Cocktails, Wings, Brie en Croute and Fried Cheese.

Wednesday Cocktail Specials will all feature fresh raspberry and blueberry. I’m going to try to make some red, white and blue drinks, but no promises!

Thursday’s Wine Tasting will feature strictly American wines to celebrate July 4th. We’ll also have a little surprise waiting for anyone who gets the tasting as a way of saying “Thank you”. I’ll let everyone know what the wines are tomorrow or Thursday, but I will not tell you what the surprise is…because it’s a surprise. I hope you enjoy it.

When we get back from our Summer Break, we’ll have our brand-new Summer Lunch and Dinner Menus. Rob and Elaine better have come up with something good by the time we get back or else…. I’ll make sure to threaten them into putting out a really killer menu.

– Mike & The Hive

#bizzisbistro #vealescalope #summervacation

Rainy Days And Tuesdays Always Get Me Up….

So it actually rained today! Unfortunately, my car windows were down, and I got soaked running to roll them up. But I didn’t melt – a miracle, according to Michael and Veronika.

This week we are tickling your taste buds with our feature: Pan-seared Quail topped with Smoky Cherry Bourbon Sauce. Yes please.

Today (Tuesday Boozeday) we are serving $7 good stuff: white or red wine, well cocktails, brie en croute, wings, or our mozzarella with marinara.

Wednesday, we’ll have our cocktail specials. I’ll send out the specifics tomorrow, but they’ll all feature tequila to celebrate the summer.

Thursday at 7:00 p.m., the wine tasting will feature exclusively Red Blends, I’ll tell everyone what they are, tomorrow, but I’ll make sure they’re good – don’t miss it! Also, next Thursday’s wine tasting will be a 4th of July Celebration Tasting. We’ll only feature American wines and we’ll do a few other things to make a day of it. Come in for next week’s wine tasting and celebrate Independence Day with us, I’ll be doing a few special things specifically for it. It’s a surprise, so come in next week and find out.

For you Bizzi’s Wine Cellar Club Members (or wannabes), our June tasting is Saturday, June 23, at 4:00 p.m. – as always it’ll be a fun time (and you might just learn something).

We’ll be closed the week of July 4th (so Tuesday, July 3-Saturday, July 7) for family vacation week – come see us before!

Have a great week, all!

Queen Bee & The Hive