From Our Editors
Blue Bird Bistro: A User's Guide
Farm-to-Table Cuisine | Monthly Dinner with Local Farmers | Communal Dining | Creative Vegetarian Dishes
- Salad: Blue Bird Salad—organic mixed greens with crumbled blue cheese, toasted pecans, and candied onion in a blueberry vinaigrette
- Small plate: grilled organic polenta with herbed toppings and feta
- Entree: seared chicken breast with quinoa in a pepper-and-tomato sauce
- Entree (vegetarian): tempeh steak with vegetable ratatouille
Where to Sit: Here, it's more a question of how to sit. The cozy eatery—which retains its original pressed-tin ceiling from when it was built in the 1890s—is inviting any night of the week, but on Wednesdays it hosts communal dining events. These are great if you're looking to make new friends or find someone to help you move a new couch.
When to Go: The monthly Farmer's Table gives diners a chance to chat and break bread with the farmers that produced the ingredients used in the evening's dinner. The events begin with hors d'oeuvres and conversation followed by a five-course meal.