Today, January 15, is Martin Luther King’s birthday although we celebrate it Monday. Born in 1929 he was the chief spokesman for non-violent activism in the Civil Rights Movement and was assassinated because of his beliefs in 1968. His famous “I Have A Dream Speech” was delivered August 28, 1963 to 250 thousand civil rights supporters on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. If you’ve ever been to the Lincoln Memorial the vision of the crowd is mind boggling. He called for an end of racism in the United States. It was a defining moment for the Civil Rights Movement. This speech has been ranked one of the top American speeches of the 20th century. With his single phrase of “I Have a Dream,” delivered numerous times throughout this oration, he joined the ranks of Lincoln and Jefferson and other men who shaped America. Monday is a federal holiday to honor Dr. King. Ronald Regan signed the bill in 1983 and it is always celebrated on the third Monday in January.
Although all federal offices, banks and some schools are closed on Monday it is of note to remember that the day is one of being “on” not “off.” Thousands will honor his memory by volunteering a day of service on Monday. We all can. No matter how busy, a smile, handshake or phone call to someone lonely or in need will further his teachings.
Sharon and crew have some outstanding Chalkboard Features starting with a Grilled Flank Steak Flatbread with Melted Blue Cheese and Roasted Mushrooms; Lightly Blackened Swordfish presented over Cheddar grits with Roasted Tomato and Bell Pepper Coulis; “Surf and Turf:” Grilled Filet served with Lobster Mashers & Béarnaise Sauce; Boston Sole Dusted with Seasoned Breadcrumbs and Accompanied with Almond-Mushroom Pilaf & Lemon Butter Sauce and lastly Sacchettini Pasta – Cheese Filled Sacks tossed with Peas, Zucchini and Red Onion in Basil Pesto Cream Sauce. YUM!! Check out the new Desserts too! Chocolate Olive Oil Cake With Sea Salt and Pecan Bread Pudding will satisfy your sweet tooth!
A funny food joke I heard on NPR, of all places:
“Two cannibals are eating a clown… one asks the other, does something taste funny to you?” Made me smile…
As usual I wish you a Million Dollar Day. Believe and it will Be!
We all look forward to seeing you at the Bistro!