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Short and sweet and not to be beat!
September 1st, 2015

Dear Friends and Customers of Solo Bistro:

Suddenly it’s September. Labor Day looms, school is back in session, and schedules are filling up as post-vacation routines return. One last whirl on the carousel of summer before the traffic subsides and the pace slackens, but the warmth and pleasure lingers for those of us lucky enough to remain!

Meanwhile the tables at the farmers’ markets fairly groan with produce that pleases both the eye and palate, and that provides the basis for yet another succulent Solo Bistro $17.99 Wednesday Special!

Wednesday Special


This week’s $17.99 Wednesday Special will start with a salad of mixed local lettuce dressed in a basil balsamic vinaigrette. The main course will be orecchiette pasta with farm fresh local tomatoes and kale, plus not-so-local-but-oh-so-tasty-and-tangy olives, capers and feta in a garlic beurre blanc. And for dessert, lemon cheese cake with whipped cream.

Friday Night Jazz September 4

Kill the fatted calf! After more than three year absence, Bowdoin grad and prodigious, if not necessarily prodigal, jazz pianist Ahmad Hassan Muhammad returns to the New Space at Solo Bistro! Beloved by Midcoast jazz connoisseurs, Muhammad was a regular at Solo until he graduated in 2010, and apart from a few visits in early 2012, he has been busy making a name for himself in more populous places. It’s not often we get to see and hear him. Definitely do what you can to get to Solo this Friday, so in five or ten years, when you come across him on “Jazz at Lincoln Center” or at Newport or some such similarly superlative venue, you can regale your companions with the tale of the time you got to hear him play for you and just 30 or so others one fine Labor Day Weekend in Bath, Maine! Ahmad Hassan Muhammad, back in Bath this Friday from 6:30 to 9:30 PM at Solo Bistro — be there!

As always, we look forward to seeing you on Front Street in downtown Bath, where the sweetest, if shortest, part of summer is just starting.


Pia & Will Neilson, Owners




Totally Stoned, or A Foggy Walk Down Memory Lane
August 26th, 2015

Dear Friends and Customers of Solo Bistro:

“Ti-i-ime is on my side” they sang in the sixties, back when it seemed it might be true. Fifty years later, one intellectually knows better, but nevertheless here is the end of August, and its arrival is no-less-rudely abrupt than it has been in any of the other Augusts in the succession of summers since ’64!

This is however, a somewhat clammier close to the season of easy livin’ than usual – no vigorous cold fronts followed by crystalline skies and brisk northwest breezes hinting at the pleasures of fall to come. Indeed, the current cold front’s approach is more reminiscent of a superannuated-sixties-rocker’s rambling pace than, say, that of Jumpin’ Jack Flash. Yet the music still rings clear in memory, and no doubt the foggy drizzle of recent days will dissipate directly, to be replaced by weather as clear and energetic as the memory of that magnificent music, resplendent with ruby Tuesday sunsets!

But if, as today in Maine, we cannot get the satisfaction of such a sunset, just remember that Wednesdays follow Tuesdays, bringing with them what you want and what you need, to wit the totally satisfying Solo Bistro Wednesday Special!

Wednesday Special
This week’s $17.99 Wednesday Special will start with a salad of spicy greens from the Tarbox Farm on Westport Island, dressed in a roasted shallot vinaigrette. The main course will be Chef Ray’s ratatouille of local squash, bell peppers, eggplant, tomatoes, and onions over lemon couscous with a dollop of yogurt sauce. And for dessert, fresh berries and marscapone in a crepe with Chantilly cream. No additional sweetener required!

Friday Night Jazz August 28
This week vocalist Molly Pitcher returns to the New Space at Solo with guitarist Bill Barnes for an evening of tunes totally unrelated to the musical theme of this missive for your dining delight and digestive equanimity this Friday from 6:30 to 9:30 PM!

As always, we look forward to seeing you on Front Street in downtown Bath, where gin-soaked barroom queens from Memphis are few and far between!


Pia & Will Neilson, Owners




 
     
     
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