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“We don’t don’t need another hero . . .”
July 27th, 2016

Dear Friends and Customers of Solo Bistro:
For the first time, to this correspondent’s knowledge, “heat dome” became the weather watchword of the week. A term inflected with post-apocalyptic, dystopian vibes dating back to Mel Gibson’s Mad Max of the eighties through to a recent small-screen sci-fi series, it is perhaps an apt enough metaphor for an atmospheric phenomenon roughly concurrent in time and space with political phenomena at least arguably analogous in some respects.
Luckily here in Maine we find ourselves at the far edges of those phenomena, only mildly discomfited by the overheated and occasionally fetid air escaping from beneath the domes in question. Hopefully another cold front or two will clear things up . . . .
Meanwhile, Chef Ray Franklyn’s $17.99 Wednesday Special menu will generate a little heat of its own tomorrow – check it out below!

Wednesday Special
Back to Westport Island this week for the Wednesday Special’s veggies. Tarbox Farm is providing the greens which, with an herb vinaigrette, will start the show. The heat will come with the featured act, genuine Jamaican jerk chicken, accompanied by grilled Tarbox Farm zucchini and summer squash, with a cilantro and tomato salsa. For dessert, a cooling citrus curd with whipped cream!
Friday Night Jazz July 29, 2016
After three years or so away, the Amazing Ms. Tracey MacLean returns at last to Friday Night Jazz at Solo Bistro, a tradition she was instrumental in creating more than ten years ago. We are delighted she is back in Bath, at least for a visit, and looking forward to once again hearing her distinctive vocal stylizations in the New Space, accompanied by Jesse Feinberg at the keyboard. Come celebrate Tracey’s triumphal return this week from 6:30 to 9:30 at Solo Bistro.
As always, we look forward to seeing you on Front Street in downtown Bath, where the atmosphere is relatively more ripe for relaxation than for rhetoric!

Pia & Will Neilson, Owners

De-lightful, De-Luxe!
July 19th, 2016

Dear Friends and Customers of Solo Bistro:
After a few days in which we had a soupçon of the soupy, steamy stuff that in the summer suffuses the air to our south, a few fronts have finally forced back in the Canadian version that, for more than a century, has been an essential part of the season’s siren song in Maine, seducing city folk seeking escape from those southerly summers. The soaking downpours of Sunday morning have slaked the thirst of lawns and gardens to some degree, and the luxuriance of high summer is everywhere established!

That luxuriance is present also on the plate, as the waves of local produce begin to build, with Chef Ray Franklyn an enthusiastic exponent of the abundance. Exhibit A, his $17.99 Wednesday Special menu!

Wednesday Special
This week’s Wednesday Special begins with Dresden’s finest organic spinach from Goranson Farm, dressed in a strawberry vinaigrette. Dinner continues with a vegan napoleon: layers of grilled eggplant, zucchini and summer squash, sautéed onion and fennel, tomato puree and basil pesto. Healthy and delicious!

For dessert, espresso panna cotta with whipped cream to end the evening with a little lingual luxury at a Lilliputian price!

NO Friday Night Jazz July 22, 2016
Due to a private function, Friday night jazz will take a break this week. Next week will feature the return of one who was a regular from the get-go, till she moved away three long years ago! So stay tuned!

As always, we look forward to seeing you on Front Street in downtown Bath, where it is certainly summertime, and the livin’ is certainly easy!!

Pia & Will Neilson, Owners

Solo Bistro Bistro 128 front street, downtown bath maine, 207.443.3373
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