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Saturday, September 27, 2008

Open Mic Night is back at Aroma Thyme Bistro



Contact: Joe Bevilacqua, joebev@joebev.com, 845-647-9475

Aroma Thyme Bistro Open Mic Night Second Season Begins Friday, October 3, 2008, 10 p.m.

Pros, beginners and amateurs welcome

For the second year in a row, husband and wife performers Joe Bevilacqua and Lorie Kellogg are hosting the popular "Open Mic Night". at Aroma Thyme Bistro, 165 Canal Street, Ellenville, NY.

"Last year's open mic night season was a huge success," says Master Chef and Bistro Owner Marcus Guiliano. "We are happy that Joe and Lorie are coming back for a second year."

Open mic night co-host Joe Bevilacqua says, "There is a lot of great untapped talent in the Hudson Valley and Lorie and I are excited to be back helping to display it at Aroma Thyme."

He calls the open mic nights "upbeat" and "positive," a safe place for a singer-songwriter, musician, poet, or actor to meet with a receptive audience.

Bevilacqua is a veteran award-winning actor, writer, director, broadcaster, documentarian, and cartoonist living in Napanoch, NY, with his talented wife and creative partner, Lorie Kellogg. Together, they created THE COMEDY-O-RAMA HOUR which ran nationally for four years on XM Radio. Along with the music and poetry, Bevilacqua and Kellogg perform comedy and improv as they host the festivities.

The first Aroma Thyme Bistro was broadcast on public radio stations last year and received rave reviews:

"The light sound of clanking dishes and real-time laughter with applause is a reminder that this was recorded before a live audience. I was inspired to literally join the crowd with my own piece of cherry pie served with coffee. It would seem that no matter where you are, this piece would transport you to the friendly environment of Aroma Thyme Bistro in Ellenville, New York. Packed with entertaining skits, stories, and songs, this hour-long special moves along at a perfect pace. Anyone who listens to this will no doubt come away with something memorable to talk about with friends later. My personal favorite came in part two with the hilarious, "Words, Words, Words" skit," wrote Brian Douthit, Author, Editor, Book Reviewer, audio artist, "Perfectly Said," Colorado Springs, CO, January 24, 2008.

"Open Mic Night".at Aroma Thyme Bistro continues the first Friday of every month through June 2009.

Aroma Thyme Bistro offers an innovative menu of focused, natural cuisine that reflects balance and well-being. Marcus Guiliano's consistent objective is to create meals that achieve impact through focusing on pure ingredients and limiting manipulation. To achieve this objective, Aroma Thyme Bistro avoids refined white flour, sugar and butter and heavy dairy products. These are the traditional ways of masking food’s natural flavors and Chef Marcus realized that they are not only unnecessary, but they contribute massively to poor health.

Chef Marcus credits his culinary style to major health changes he experienced from the impact of diet including the use of essential oils, and raw foods. His restaurant, Aroma Thyme Bistro, has been described as “a miracle in the Catskills” among other things. The Bistro has been a regular recipient of an Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator and Zagat rated 25 for food.

Now in its fifth year of operation, Aroma Thyme Bistro has established itself as one of the best small restaurants in the Hudson Valley. Aroma Thyme Bistro 165
Canal St, Ellenville NY 12428 tel: 845.647.3000 www.aromathymebistro.com

More on Joe Bevilacqua can be found at: http://www.joebev.com

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