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Black Friday vs. Boca Negra
November 24th, 2015

Dear Friends and Customers of Solo Bistro:

The “balm” in the weather is finally being frozen out as Thanksgiving arrives. The early morning saw saltwater-slush in the marshes today, and yesterday brought some snow here and there in the region in sufficient quantity to send small clumps flying off vehicles along Route One, much to the surprise of drivers from the snowless spots . . . .

But as the fall phase-changes into winter, it’s no surprise that Chef Ray Franklyn is at the ready with healthy and hearty fare to fight the falling temperatures outside, including in the form of the famous Solo Bistro 3 course $17.99 Wednesday Special!

Wednesday Special

This week’s 3 course $17.99 special will begin with a salad of Springworks greens and sliced Tarbox Farm black radishes dressed in a cranberry vinaigrette. That will be followed by a stew of all natural pork with herbs and vegetables from the Kennebec Valley – carrots, parsnips, onions, peppers, winter squash, potatoes, parsley and thyme. That’ll fortify a fella from the fierce assaults of Old Man Winter, for sure! To finish the feast on a fine note, a bourbon chocolate cake known as boca negra will blacken the mouth while it brightens the mood!

Friday Night Jazz November 27

Jazz Friday November 27
On this so-called “Black Friday,” Bangor-area songstress Molly Pitcher and her musical accomplice, the Belfast-based guitarist David Clarke, will come to Bath, bringing to the banks of the mighty Kennebec, jazz from the valleys of the Penobscot and the Passagassawakeag. Add a delicious dinner at Solo Bistro and you’ve got the complete cure for the Black Friday blues right here in Bath from 6:30 to 9:30 PM at Solo Bistro!

As always, we look forward to seeing you on Front Street in downtown Bath, where matchless meals that conquer crass commercialism are only one of many things for which to be grateful! Happy Thanksgiving to all!

Pia & Will Neilson, Owners

Kitchen Theological
November 18th, 2015

Dear Friends and Customers of Solo Bistro:

With Thanksgiving looming large on the horizon, the kitchen garden, tucked between nice, warm buildings, is still producing chard and blooming roses. These almost balmy days can leave one wondering when the other shoe will drop, but as one’s own days lengthen, such concerns shrink beside the increasing desire to enjoy any given moment for itself, without excessive hand-wringing over the future. The scriptural injunction to let tomorrow worry about itself is gets easier to observe as time goes by, especially on lovely days such as this!

And as long as we’re quoting scripture, why not the restaurateur’s favorite Biblical verse, Ecclesiastes 8:15? Why that’s practically a divine encouragement, and given that there is surely more than one exhortation to thrift in the holy writ of any religion, what stronger endorsement of the universally famous Solo Bistro 3 course $17.99 Wednesday Special could there possibly be?

Wednesday Special

This week Chef Franklyn’s weekly offering will begin with a simple farm lettuce salad with a balsamic vinaigrette. The next course will contain a gentle reminder of fire and brimstone (and why we don’t read Mather and Edwards so much anymore . . .), as Chef Franklyn delivers a spicy Cajun Jambalaya of chicken, shrimp and sausage with tomatoes, peppers and celery over rice. The benediction will be a pumpkin cheesecake with caramel sauce and whipped cream. A blessing to the palate for sure!

Friday Night Jazz November 20

Having survived the malign influence of Friday the 13th with the expert assistance of Gary Wittner, this week Friday Night Jazz welcomes Titus Abbot on the saxophone and Duane Edwards on the bass, making a joyful, jazzful noise to accompany your food and drink in the New Space. This Friday from 6:30 to 9:30 PM at Solo Bistro!

As always, we look forward to seeing you on Front Street in downtown Bath, where any day now Anthony Bourdain will arrive to write the soon-to-be-super-hyped sequel to Kitchen Confidential, Kitchen Theological! Yessirree, you heard it here first!

Pia & Will Neilson, Owners

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