Monday, September 7, 2009


It's not too late to decorate a bra or panties and enter it in our Oct Breast Cancer Fundraiser, "Artsy Undies". $15 per entry (over 18) $5 (under 18) and the more outrageous the better because at the end of the month you get your artwork back. We want to encourage people to vacuum, prepare dinner and tend the garden in it. During the Friday night ArtWalk the feathers & beads were flying as Carol, Karen & Carol celebrated BYOB (Bring Your Own Bra). Check out their entries currently displayed inside the porch of Bonni Bakes...look but don't touch! Some people have expressed an interest in buying some of the entries and we'll consider that. After all, it's a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society and we need your money. In addition, we have a hot little selection of Ginger Kidz (our delicious orange/ginger cookies) who have been decorated with bras & panties by Anna and her sisters. Just $2 each, delightfully gift wrapped in a cello bag, and sure to bring a smile.

And then there's the bagels. New York City is my home town and there are lots of things that I miss, aside from cooler weather. A real bagel (shaped by hand, boiled before baking, crusty exterior with chewy interior, and smaller than a breadbox) shmeared with Zabar's Scallion Cream Cheese and topped with nova, red onion and ripe tomato is nirvana for me. After years of experimentation I can honestly say my bagels could be stamped "Made in NYC". Let me know what you think.

This month we're consolidating menus so Steph's Italian menu is available Tues-Thurs and you can enjoy my NYC Brunch menu on Fri & Sat. See details below. We had the honor of being one of three restaurants serving Ethiopian food that were highlighted in a national magazine favored by professional chefs. It's a great article but I don't know how to put a hot link in here, so if you'd like to see a copy drop me an email at Reserve now for Steph's Sept 26 SAT ETHIOPIAN DINNER two seatings: 5:30 & 7:30 pm $15+tax+tip all inclusive dinner. Reservations required TEL: (941) 746-6647 Serving Spicy Chicken, (doro wet) Chickpea Sauce, (yeshiro) Collard Greens, (gomen) Mild Beef Stew, (zigni alicha) Mixed Vegetable Stew, (yeataket alicha) Spicy Red Lentils, (yemisir kek wet), injera is served on the side to scoop the food up with. Coffee, tea sodas. Bring your own wine or beer. No corkage fee. VEGETARIAN PLATTERS AVAILABLE!

I'm working on something exciting and hope to be able to announce it next week. HINT: it involves cats need apply. See you soon.

Hugs from the kitchen,
Tues - Thurs Sept 8 - 10 Steph’s ITALIAN LUNCH served from 11-2pm

Minestrone Soup V
Carrots, celery, zucchini, red potato, cabbage, plum tomatoes, white beans, green beans, and onions simmered into a classic Italian favorite, topped with parmesan cheese; served with garlic bread. $4

Italian Tossed Salad
Mixed salad greens, shredded mozzarella cheese, kalamata olives, carrot and green onions tossed with Italian vinaigrette. $4

Insalata Caprese V
Fresh mozzarella balls and ripe tomato slices sprinkled with salt pepper and drizzled with extra virgin olive oil, topped with fresh basil leaves. $5

Thin sliced salami, mort Della, proscuitto, Kalamata black olives, roasted red peppers, marinated artichoke, pepperoncini, herbed cheese spread served with thin slices of garlic bread. $6

Mama’s Lasagna
Lasagna noodles layered with slow cooked meat sauce, herbs and garlic, ricotta, mozzarella and parmesan cheeses baked to a crusty delight served with Italian tossed salad. $7.50

Bruschetta Pomodoro V
Plum tomatoes, capers, Kalamata olives, onion, fresh basil, chopped and marinated in extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper served on top of slices of toasted homemade Italian bread. $4

Meatball Wedge
Italian pork and turkey sausage rolled into meatballs covered with herb infused marinara sauce on homemade Italian bread. $5with soup or tossed salad +$3.50

Spinach Calzone V
Spinach, parmesan and ricotta cheese, roasted red peppers and garlic encased in half moons of pizza dough baked to a golden brown and topped with herb infused tomato sauce. $5 with soup or tossed salad +$3.50

Sausage and Peppers Calzone
Chicken apple sausage, green and red bell pepper, onions, garlic, mozzarella, parmesan, and ricotta cheese, and tomato sauce encased in half moons of pizza dough baked to a golden brown. $5 with soup or tossed salad +$3.50

Cannoli $2.50
Chocolate Rum Ball $2.00
Assorted Cookies $1.25

Lemonade $1.50
Iced Tea $1.50
Coke, Sprite, Diet Coke, Bottled Spring Water $1
Coffee or Hot Tea $1.00

Fri Sept 11 & Sat Sept 12 Bonni’s NEW YORK CITY BRUNCH LUNCH

Vodka Bloody Mary Soup
If it were possible to serve it in a cocktail glass with a straw, I'd do it. Suffice to say it goes down smooth and leaves your puckered lips smiling. Served with Sour Rye Parmesan Crisps $4

The Real Deal NYC Bagel Platter
Now that I'm creating bagels that would make a New Yorker proud (sesame, poppy or onion) they deserve the company of great fixings, including nova, tomato & red onion. $7.50

Ses Salinas Salad (V)
Mixed greens, cukes, tomato, red onion, Spanish olives & Feta cheese served with Bonni’s Honey Dijon Vinaigrette $4 Add Chicken $2

Pick Two (V) Bowl of Soup, House Salad OR A Stromboli* $7.50
*choose Florentine w/spinach & tomato) (V) or Roasted Veggies w/Feta (V)

HANDMADE 8” THIN-CRUST PIZZA (vegan available on request)
Naked Cheese - mozzarella, red sauce, Parmesan, fresh oregano (V) $6
New York - mozzarella, pepperoni, red sauce, Parmesan, fresh oregano(V) $6
Mahon - mozzarella, spinach, tomato, red onion, red sauce, oregano (V) $7
Margherita - mozzarella, red sauce, tomato, Parmesan, basil, olive oil (V) $7
Chinese Chicken - hoisin, garlic, chicken, broccoli, mozzarella, scallions $7
(V) = Vegetarian

Upper West Side Eclair w/vanilla custard filling & chocolate ganache frosting $2.25
Chocolate Orgasm Cookies (pkg of 4) $4.50
Large Crunchy Cookie (assorted flavors) (V) $1.25
Chunky Muffin $1.75

Bottled Spring Water, cans of soda $1
Brewed Raspberry Iced Tea or Hot Tea (assorted bags) $1.50
Our House Blend of Half-Caff/Half-DeCaff Flavored Coffee $1.50

Bread & Dessert baked on-site / Vegetarian Options / We don't take credit or debit cards

Lunch served TUES-SAT 11AM-2PM All dinners by RESERVATION ONLY

in the Village of the Arts
930 12 ST W (just south of 9th Ave/MLK)

(941) 746-6647

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