Bistro By The Sea - Morehead City, NC

Viva Italiano!!! Begining Tues., Sept. 4, 2012 @ 5 p.m.

Chef Tim just rolled out the 2 dishes featured for the begining of Viva Italiano @ the ‘stro begining Tues., Sept. 4 @ 5 p.m. He will be making his famous meatballs (just for yous twos, Crystal Hesmer & Ray Tillery!) which can be ordered as an app (2 lg. meat-a-balls w/bread or $4.95) or w/his mild, spicey or hot-as-hell tomato sauce w/spagat (just for yous twos, Jim & Gaye Miles w/choice of a It
alian hse salad or his famous minestone soup (just for yous twos Wanda & Tommy Bennett) for $9.95-add balls for $3 more! Or, for the vegetarians in the house, he will be making his meatfree lasagna (just for yous twos, Sarah & Steve Langham!) Again your choice of Italian soup or salad for $12.95…Make it really I-talian w/a mini bottle of Chianti in a straw basket!!! Ciao!

The Bistro’s Community Charity–State Employees Credit Union/Crystal Coast Hospice House

We proud to support our community charity–SECU CCHH which when finished w/construction will serve Carteret, Craven, Onslow, Jones & Pamlico counties. In order to help sustain SECU CCHH into the future, Grey Sabiston from Hannah’s Haus in Beaufort & Libby Eaton from the Bistro-by-the-Sea are co-chairs of the 1st Annual SECU/CCHH’s Craft-on-the-Crystal Coast on Veteran’s Day weekend, Sun., Nov. 11 from 2 to 5 p.m. @ the Crystal Coast Civic Center! Do you know NC is the raising star for craft brewed beers? Come taste & educate your palate on the many flavors of the Craft Beer Movement…To sponsor, donate or volunteer for this event, contact or visit the website @ 100% of net profits will benefit this 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization.

Labor Day 2012

Hey All,
Well this is my first official blog on our website design by Bellagurl. I told my mother my Journalism degree would come in handy in the restaurant biz someday! It only took 30 years until it did!
Just a quick reminder that the Bistro will be open on Sunday, Sept. 2 @ 5 to 9 p.m. w/our regular dinner menu. If you don’t feel like cooking out, Chef Tim will be featuring a BBQ Chicken & Rib combo platter that day…We will be open our regular dining hours that entire week…Have a wonderful & safe Labor Day weekend…

Why a Destination Wedding Will Save Your Budget and Sanity

Once that solitaire diamond is slid onto the dainty little finger by a sweet, nervous beau, the bride realizes her time has come to plan the wedding she has been dreaming about. As the average price of a traditional wedding reaches $26,501, according to BRIDES 2011 American Wedding Survey, brides must create a budget and research the most viable options to keep that budget in check.

Traditional weddings can quickly force a couple over budget as the bride gets caught up in hometown familiarity: friends she’s known since childhood, the church she’s been attending since she was baptized, etc…

What’s the best way to minimize the guest list, focus on one another and leave the details to professionals? A destination wedding.

In 2011, one in every ten engaged couples chose to get out of town and celebrate their big day far away from coworkers and the guests they would be forced to invite. You know who they are? Those neighbors no one really gets along with but your mom would look bad if she invited everyone but them.

The number of destination weddings has increased 25% from 2009 and once you read the benefits of getting married away from home, you’ll be calling the Hampton Inn and Bistro By The Sea to book your hassle-free wedding ceremony on the Crystal Coast. Take note, with the increase in popularity, most advise brides book 10-15 months in advance to ensure you get your preferred weekend and vendors.

Budget Friendly – Once guests see the vows will be taking place a plane ride – or at least a long car drive – away, the “accept” list will pare down rapidly. This will leave you with fewer mouths to feed, as well as the understanding the people you are paying for are your dearest friends and family. The Hampton Inn Morehead City, adjacent to Bistro By The Sea, also offers group discount rates for guests, particularly if you’re allowing the Hampton Inn to host your wedding.  The happy couple is typically offered additional complimentary, or discounted, amenities to enjoy during their stay. Check with our conceirge for details.

Stress Reducer – When you’re having the wedding in your hometown you’re dealing with multiple vendors, shuffling from one to the other, as well as daily obligations. The Hampton Inn in Morehead City will provide their wedding planner who will handle all the details, allowing you to enjoy your vacation, as well as quality time with your guests. The wedding planner will be your liaison with the local vendors leaving no detail overlooked.

Vacation – Gone are the days of family and friends maintaining residence in the same city. Loved ones are scattered across the country and a destination wedding will provide the couple, as well as their friends and family, an opportunity to escape and relax. While I’m sure they would fly to simply attend your wedding, having it at a vacation spot gives them more bang for their buck. Not to mention, you and your new husband can stay at the hotel and explore the beach without having to pay for additional airfare for your honeymoon.

Uniquely You – Selecting a spot that speaks to you and your groom will make the day more special. Beach and tropical are the leading themes for weddings. Use this opportunity to incorporate your favorite items, scenery, foods or whatever made you feel compelled to choose this location. One of our favorite ideas for a beach themed wedding– instead of floral boutonnieres for the groomsmen, use small, white starfish.

A vacation should be a time you don’t want to end, just like your wedding. Combine the two and you have the ideal destination wedding. For information on how to plan your destination wedding on the Crystal Coast, call us today! We’re here to help your dream wedding come true.


Tuesday through Thursday:
5 to 9:30 p.m.
Friday & Saturday:
5 to 10 p.m.


Tuesday through Thursday:
5 till ?


Sunday through Saturday depending on size of group.

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