May 11, 2018
Tucked away behind a corrugated metal doorway, Michael Kornick and David Morton’s hip bar and restaurant located in a converted warehouse space has a rugged, urban quality. With candles flickering on tables, a concrete-topped bar, and a vinyl library, the space is atmospheric if tricky to find, way out in an industrial park as it is, but people make the effort because of the names involved, knowing they’ll have an experience to remember. The menu features a range of seasonal small-plates octopus and Tobasco mash, braised veal cheeks, Denver lamb ribs – and a drinks list featuring imaginative hand-crafted cocktails, like the Thunder Road, which pairs apple brandy with pimento dram, or the Fistful of Dollars, a complex mix of bourbon, mezcal mist and mole bitters. The Folsom Prison Blues blends rye with maple syrup and mint and Day Tripper is an exceedingly drinkable mix of Pimm’s, cassis, honey and lemon. They serve classic drinks too, including an exemplary Martinez and there’s a wide ranging wine list and a selection of craft beers on offer too. If you have a sweet tooth, you’ll want to save belly space for their brioche donuts with port wine caramel. Reservations are advised.