We are certainly in holiday mode around the Bistro! There have been lots of parties on the patios and it seems as if everyone walking in has a present to pass along. I finished my shopping in just a few minutes… gift cards are the request of my nieces and nephews. Boy, have things changed. In the “old” days I actually loved to pick out the perfect gift for them. There were wrapped presents under a “real” tree. Not any longer. It has taken me a long time to accept that this is the new norm. To top it off they text me their requests. YIKES!!! Tom and I always hosted the Christmas Eve party. The children couldn’t wait to open presents. We’d make them eat first or else they wouldn’t. Then, each adult would pass out their gifts to the kids. What wonderful memories. One of the best Christmas’s I can remember was 11 years ago when my little Niki came into the Brady household. Also, that was when Shadow, a black lab, came into our lives. He was given to us by a dear friend Carrie Pryce, then a puppy trainer for Leader Dogs. She’d always bring in the puppies to the restaurant as part of their “schooling.” I told her once that I’d love one if it did not make the program. Well, wouldn’t you know, that same Christmas she called to offer us Shadow. He wasn’t working out because of his submissiveness. In other words, he’d wag his big tail and roll over to have his tummy scratched. Not a good trait for a dog leading a blind person. My nephew’s had met Carrie a few weeks before at the Bistro and, being little boys, innocently asked her for a dog too. I jokingly said they could have mine if I ever got one. (At that point, Tom and I had been literally waiting years for one to become available.) So, Shadow was “gifted” to them and Niki came to us and all is well in the world of dogs. And, speaking of dogs…. Thanks for the dog and cat food. The pet pantry is filling up! “It is in Giving that you shall Receive” Happy Holidays from all our furry friends, especially Niki, Pico, Shadow and Picasso!
Starting this weekend and through the rest of the month we’re doing our wine blow-out sale. All bottles purchased to go are ½ off plus $2. If you buy a case, mixed is ok, ½ off across the board. Get your orders in now! No credit card payments for prices this low. Cash or check only please!
Sharon and crew have some awesome Board Features beginning tonight. Pan Roasted Mahi-Mahi Accompanied with a Sweet Potato, Bacon and Corn Hash; Seared and Oven-Finished Rainbow Trout served with Fingerlings and House Made Tartar; Wild Atlantic Cod Presented with Slow Cooked Tomatoes, Roasted red Pepper, Almonds and Artichokes and, Always a Favorite – Shepherd’s Pie. YUM!!!
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