Been an age since I've posted. Quick update with life and Bistro... Baby boy (Owen Scott Boley) is perfect, and a perfect handful of mischief. Crawling with multiple gears and the ability to shift into overdrive, while threatening to stand up any day at 8 months of age. The Bistro is open Tuesday through Saturday and we've finally found a balance we (meaning mostly me) am able to keep up with. I appologize for all the closures that took place this summer. I'm still in need of staff but have a core group and am building towards a better summer next year. I put most of my eggs in one individual last year and when that went south, I was unable to pick up all the hours that crashed into my lap.
Happy Thanksgiving to all our faithful locals and their traveling families! We will be open a normal week with the exception of Thanksgiving day. Just to reiderate, open Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday. I have a variety of dinner specials and am eagerly awaiting crab season, keeping my fingers crossed for a decent crab season. The Bistro has a cheesy potato soup and a southwest tomato-turkey soup on the board today. Hope to see you!
I regret to say that we have really struggled with staffing this summer and will need to close for a few days. We will be closed 8/7 to 8/12. We will be changing our hours to Tuesday-Saturday 12-7 once we reopen. We wish it wasn't so but this is what we can do. Thanks for your patience and understanding.
Well it's been awhile since we posted last. After the birth of our son in March we hit the ground running and haven't had a chance to breathe. Since then we have updated our menu and now feature a set dinner menu. It's been a crazy summer so far and shows no signs of stopping. We are currently understaffed due to injuries, misplaced placed work ethic in young people, and a general shortage of anyone worth a shitake! We will be closed this Saturday, July 11 but will be back on Monday. Sorry for the inconvience but I am a shell of a human right now and need a day off.
In anticipation of the arrival of a new member of our family will be . We expect to be , but we also are going to take the time to get to know our little one once he/she arrives. We appreciate all of our customers whom have wished us luck during this time and don't worry we will miss you a little too during our time off. See you soon!
Hello to all you Lovers out there. Bring that important someone or ones to the Bistro tomorrow for a great meal! Here's some of what we should have on the Specials board for dinner, be aware that it may change a little as we make things fresh but this is the plan so far...
CHEDDAR BREWHOUSE MUSSELS
GRILLED ALBACORE TUNA LOINS, MARINATED IN CHEF'S SPECIAL SAUCE, GRILLED and SERVED WITH A BEET SALAD
LAMB BURGER with HERBED CHEESE and RED WINE SAUCE
LING COD FISH and CHIPS
BRAZILIAN STEAK SANDWICH with CHIMICHURRI and CORN RELISH
PEAR GORGONZOLA SALAD with GRILLED CHICKEN OPTION
MINT CHOCOLATE CHIP, HE-MAN STOUT ICE CREAM FLOAT
RESERVATIONS ARE TAKEN AND WELCOME--HOPE TO SEE YOU!
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