WELCOME TO THE BISTRO!!
A 60 Year Tradition…
And, another fine week it has been. Other than the cold that is. My poor pups run in and out like lightning. Their little foot pads can’t stand more than a couple of minutes and whoosh… their ready to come in. I’ve tried the doggie boots to no avail. No way they say. It is a triumph to get their coats on. The minute I pick one up they’ll both disappear. It is a challenge for all of us to bundle up and go out into, right now 3 degree temperature. I feel their pain. And my big boy Picasso is wrapped up in 2 heavy blankets to keep warm. The challenge for horses now is not only keep them warm but to make sure they have warm water (heated buckets) and additional food. They are eating like crazy to keep their bodies at a good weight as the cold burns calories at an amazing rate. Pico weighs 1450#, he is big, but can loose his body mass fast in cold weather as this. The horses don’t go into pasture and I can’t ride so it’s a loose-loose for them. So, we have nice visits in his stall or a light work-out in the arena on a lunge line. My animal buds are amazing. I’m so lucky and love to hear about your pets too. It is wonderful conversation.
A couple of good furry friend quotes:
“Animals are such agreeable friends; they ask no questions, they pass not criticisms” George Eliot (1819-1880)
“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can by judged by the way its animals are treated.” Gandhi (1869-1948)
The top 20 food trends were just published in several of my restaurant periodicals and local, vegetarian, natural-minimally processed foods, mini desserts and regional beer and artisan spirits top the list. We have followed these “trends” for 60 years. Tom’s father, Jim, was adamant and unrelenting in his pursuance of the finest food and drink he could procure. Tom was the same, and Sharon and I preserver the tradition. We only buy and serve food that we’d eat. And our staff is just as picky. They, like you, drive us to be the best at what we do, good food and service. I was disappointed that service was not listed as a trend… it should be, and Sharon and I am very proud to receive the compliments on our wait staff and culinary staff. THEY ALL ROCK!!!
Check out the Chalkboard Features including Florida Grouper, Cornmeat Crusted Catfish, Bourbon & Mustard Glazed Pork Chops and A Veggie Gratin. Lots of new media posts too! Channel 4 on Monday was so great. As was Channel 2 last week and printed press mentions.
WE ALL LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU AT THE BISTRO!!!
AND, MAKE EVERY DAY A MILLION DOLLAR ONE.
HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM THE BISTRO!!!
And, another fine week it has been; very fast and furious on this end. December is an incredibly busy month for everyone but even more so for us in the “Bistro Business.” Unlike “normal” people we are working while you’re playing. There are many gatherings, family and friends, that we miss because we’ve chosen this as our profession. Speaking for myself, and I know the majority of my staff, we enjoy being in the hospitality industry. Yes it is a job, and yes it is how we make our living and pay our bills but we also have the good fortune to everyday meet new faces and to visit with our long time friends. Our goal is a common thread…treat everyone like they’re a guest in our home. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your loyalty and camaraderie.
For those of us who stuck with the MSU game yesterday what a fantastic last five minutes. I had the game on the whole time but wasn’t tied to the TV until the end. WOW!!! How cool for them and all their fans and a great end to the season!
We’re continuing the NYE Chalkboard Features throughout the weekend. They were all “hits.” I’m a particular fan of Bouillabaisse so were lots of others as it was the best seller. The Lobster and Crab Cakes are wonderful; the Lamb Chops amazing and our vegetarian, Butternut Squash Ravioli yummy! And, it was fun to commemorate our 60th Birthday with cake and so many well wishers. We’ll proudly continue celebrating 6 decades in business throughout the year.
Sharon and I had so much fun doing the Channel 2 Cooking Class last week that we’re doing a repeat on Monday for Channel 4 at 11 AM. Tune in!
always been, and would
but not that.”
-Winnie the Pooh
Happy And Healthy New Year To All Our Friends! Thank-you for your support it is appreciated more than you can imagine.
And, May We All Have A Year of Million Dollar Days!!
Mary, Sharon and Our Awesome Staff
Certified Executive Chef and Owner of Diamond Jim Brady's Bistro