Don’t forget that the cocktail specials tonight all feature our homemade coffee liquor. We’ll have $7 espresso martinis, the revolver and the mochatini. See you, tonight.
It’s gonna be a bit shorter than usual because I’m pretty slammed, but the question I posed last week about what are your favorite cover songs got me thinking that it would be a far more interesting question to ask everyone what their least favorite cover songs are. Also, and this has nothing to do with cover songs, but how terrible are Paul McCartney collaborations, typically?!? For such a great artist, he really makes some terrible music when he works with other people. He did an Italian Techno Stadium Rock song that I had never heard of called “Out Of Sight”. But the most interesting thing to me about his collaborations is that two of his collaborations with other generational talent resulted in not only his worst song, but theirs as well. “Ebony and Ivory” with Stevie Wonder is not a good song, but one of the worst songs I have ever heard and certainly both McCartney and Michael Jackson’s worst song is “The Girl Is Mine”. It’s so bad that it’s almost shocking that both of the creators are in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Anyway, sorry to get off on a tangent.
Tuesday Boozeday with $7 Glass of Red or White, House Cocktails, Wings, Brie en Croute and Fried Cheese is tonight.
Wednesday’s Cocktail Specials will all feature our homemade coffee liqueur and all be $7.
Thursday’s Wine Tasting will be something a little different. We’re gonna have a little more interaction and a little more fun. It’s going to be a blind tasting. I’ll have tasting sheets printed out and people will be able to take their own notes and use the official Sommelier’s worksheet to try to work out the wine that you are tasting. Everyone will be on a level playing field, and, just to spice it up a bit, if anyone gets all the wines correct, they will win a prize! Some come on Thursday at 7:00pm to have a bit of fun and test yourself.
The special for the whole week is Green Chile Braised Pork with onions, garlic and Spanish
spices, all served over a bed of Spanish rice and barracho beans.
Mother’s Day Brunch is May 13th starting at 10:30am. We’ll feature a buffet, omelet station, various pastries and jams and jellies, etc. We’ll also feature cocktail and drink specials specifically for that day.
Our 7th Anniversary Wine Dinner will be on Saturday, June 9th starting at 5:00pm. I’ve already put out the dinner menu itself, and I’m going to send out the optional wine pairing sometime in the next week. We still have spots available, so call us to make a reservation (reservations are required) and come enjoy what is arguably our best feature. I think these wine dinners are where we truly have a chance to shine.
This message got longer than expected so I’ll just cut it off here and say:
See you this week!
Mike & The Hive
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
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
Here it is! A copy of our 7th Anniversary Dinner Menu! I figured we’d let everyone see it and let us know what they think.
Also, tonight’s cocktail specials will be featuring Veronika’s Pineapple Serrano infused Tequila. She knocked it out of the park with this one, too. If you get a wild hair, come try it.
#pineapplemargarita #bizzisbistro #cocktailspecial
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
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
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!
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.
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
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