June 11, 2021
And, another fine week it has been. With the lifting of the mask “law” for those fully vaccinated and the nice weather we’ve been crazy busy. Our reservations are nearly full every night and many lunches and we’re on a wait most of the time for “walk-ins.” I can’t imagine what it will be like beginning July 1st when our capacity will go back to 100%. A year ago I pulled a permit from the city to add outside seating which has been a God-send. The extra 12 tables and the Let Mary and Sharon Cook Program kept the bills paid. So far we will be able to keep the extra tables affording us 30 more seats, weather permitting, however Let Mary and Sharon Cook has been “retired” until the fall. Even though social distancing will go-away we’re going to keep the “Germ” shields in place. The general consensus is that you, and the staff, like the bit of added privacy that they provide. The bottom line is we are almost back to a new normal. We’ve weathered a storm, no hurricane, and are looking forward navigating what comes our way next. It couldn’t have been done without the dedication you’ve showered upon us and the hard, hard work, loyalty and perseverance of our incredible team. Thank-you to everyone who got us through hell and back!
Monday, June 14th, is Flag Day which commemorates the adoption of the U.S. flag in 1977. The flag has been modified 26 times but still has 13 alternating red and white stripes, representing the 13 British Colonies who declared their independence from England, and a white 5-point star on a blue background for each state. Although it is not a national holiday it’s celebrated as such in many states. It is also the day the American Legion posts throughout the U.S. dispose of worn and tattered flags “in a dignified way, preferably by burning.” Also, all flags used to adorn graves at Veteran’s Memorial cemeteries are destroyed on Flag Day. The United States Army also celebrates its birthday. I always change faded flags throughout the year, I fly 3, rejoice in their beauty and am reminded each and every day of the wonderful country we are so fortunate to live in.
Sharon and Crew have some Awesome Chalkboard Features beginning tonight.
Back by popular demand is the VEGETARIAN SLOPPY JOE: Black Beluga Lentils Slowly Simmered with Carrot, Onion Garlic and “Sloppy” Spices, Served on a Grilled Sesame Seed Bun, Topped with Crispy Buttermilk Onion Rings and Accompanied with Home Made Spiced Potato Chips.
BISTRO PLATES Include:
EAT-THE-SHELL AND ALL SOFT SHELL CRABS: There are only Two People in the World Who Like Soft Shells More Than Me – Sony Bob and Donna. Two Blue Crabs are Dusted with Cajun Flour and Presented over Southern Style Succotash (Bacon, Corn, Lima Beans and Peppers) and Finished with a Buttery Old Bay Hot Sauce;
CRACKER CRUSTED HADDOCK: Oven Roasted and Served with a Heirloom Carrot and Barley Risotto and a Splash of Spinach and Pea Coulis;
MEDITERANEAN LAMB TACOS: 3 Flour Tortillas Filled with Ground Lamb Seasoned with Oregano, Garlic and Lemon. Topped with a Fresh Dill, Tomato and Cucumber Salsa with a Dollop of Tzatziki Sauce. Accompanied with Brown Rice Garnished with Feta,
and last, not least, save room for a WAFFLE ICE CREAM SANDWICH: Filled with Peanut Butter Mousse, Vanilla Gelato and a Drizzle of Warm Caramel Sauce. YUM!!
WE WISH YOU MANY MILLION DOLLAR DAYS
LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU AT THE BISTRO!!!
Mary, Maddie, Sophia, Z and Kos
Certified Executive Chef and Owner of Diamond Jim Brady's Bistro