I hate to inform you that the bistro will be forced to close mondays for the foreseeable future. Yes, it's awful, but at the present time I'm severely short staffed on the kitchen side of the counter. I am the only cook available to base open hours upon. Even ignoring that I have a baby headed my way in 6 weeks, I need a day to organize bills and keep pace with the business side of the bistro as well. This is a short term case only and will change once I've found reliable kitchen staff that I'm comfortable leaving the building with (may be 1 month or 5?) It takes about 3 weeks to train someone once they're onboard. This is a backlash of how much of the menu building blocks are made in house! There's a price for flavors that don't fall off the tailgate of your typical refrigerated delivery truck. We are currently accepting applications for staff!
We will be closed Monday 1/12! I'm in the process of making TOM KA GAI (a coconut chicken soup) and SALMON CHOWDER. The smoker will produce another batch of ST. LOUIS RIBS magically on wednesday! My focus will shift to more variety in the dinner menu area over the next month.I will do better at having salad specials! All things holy do not have to be made with butter and cream! (just most of them..) I'm also planning a AUTUMN CABBAGE AND SMOKED MEAT BORSCHT later in the week...
Looking forward to 2015 and another year of awsome local support! C u in the Bistro...
I apologize for doing it again! I've underestimated life's work load and the joys behind getting the restaurant reopened for the holidays! Thursday is now "the day!" The Smoker is in motion today with ROAST BEEF and ST. LOUIS RIBS. I'll have the SPICY ROAST BEEF SANDWICH up through the weekend. Were excited to be back to work and I have bunch of new ideas to try out into our blustery winter! If anyone has any suggestions for yummy comfort food they should jump in so I can get a plan together to make it happen! The Soups Thursday will be a CRAB & CORN CHOWDER and a THAI CARROT.
Since I'm unprepared to open after having stated so blatently that Wednesday would be "the day", were offering a 5% discount card today (only) Stop in and grab a couple bucks off your next bistro experience! Cheers & Happy Holidays!
We have some great specials going this week. For Lunch Today: ITALIAN TURKEY PANINI--TURKEY, SALAMI, MOZZARELLA, RICOTTA, PESTO, TOMATO ON SOURDOUGH; SALMON BURGER with LEMON DILL SAUCE. Soup Today: SAUSAGE, WHITE BEAN, AND SPINACH.
Dinner: CALZONES: ARTICHOKE, PEPPER, SPINACH or MUSHROOM, SPINACH, and of course CHEEESE!
Our holiday hours are going to be as follows--we will repost this again next week.
Closed: at 5pm Thanksgiving Eve. Nov. 26, All Day Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 27
Ok we got the roof fixed and hoping that will bring some more rain to our very dry coast. Since the rush of summer has passed we now have time to get back to some of our favorite specials. We fired up the smoker over the weekend and have a SMOKED BRISKET (THIS AIN'T NO PHILLY) CHEESESTEAK served with SAUTEED PEPPERS & ONIONS and smothered in a PROVOLONE CHEESE SAUCE on our HOUSEMADE BUN
Hi everyone, sorry for the lack of posts over the summer but it was a busy one. Since we make so much of our menu in house we barely had enough time each day to prep the food let alone get on online and talk about it. Thankfully, that didn't stop all of you from coming to eat. We had a great summer with more staff than ever to keep up. I would like to thank all of our staff, new and old, for their efforts this year--it was often heroic! Hopefully, I will get more time to post what's happening, and for all of you locals, we should have time to get back into some of those specials that you have been missing. With the changing season comes maintenance that is really important in our rainy climate--the Bistro is getting some roof work.
Starting while the roofers do their thing. So tomorrow, , we will be offering We will likely run out of a few things as the day goes on but that is the goal to insure that food is not wasted--maybe it would be a good oppurtunity to try something you haven't yet! We will try and post as soon as we know when we can open again next week--as we have learned and proven if we try to guess when we will get open after any sort of update, remodel, maintenance it just pushes if further. So this time we will only say when at the last possible moment. Come by tomorrow and we will see you next week!
Dinner Specials: GRILLED ALBACORE with FRESH GREENS SALAD; BROILED SALMON with APRICOT-HONEY GLAZE & FRESH GREENS SALAD; MUSHROOM SWISS BURGER
Wow, time flies! Sorry for the lapse in posting we have been gearing up for summer--making menu adjustments, training new staff,...the list goes on. NEW on the MENU is our WASABI FISH TACOS, this used to be just a special but it's so popular that we added it to the steady menu. If you haven't tried them yet you should and don't let the wasabi scare you, they are not over the top hot just enough to give it some spice. Also I would like to welcome all of our new and returning staff for the summer--none of this happens without them so remember to thank them too!
SOUP TODAY: CLAM CHOWDER or FIRE-ROASTED TOMATO (goes great with our GRILLED CHEESE--havarti & sharp cheddar on garlic sourdough)
DINNER SPECIALS: GRILLED ALBACORE TUNA with FRESH GREENS, LINGCOD FISH & CHIPS