by Lachelle Poppenhagen on
T Boyles has become a staple for those of us who prefer a more laid-back environment than Old Town tends to offer. Lots of different beers on tap and bottled but no hard alcohol (yet). The beer selection rotates frequently but my current favorite is Anderson Valley Winter Solstice. Troy (owner), Mike, Randy, Cliff, Oscar, Merc, and Rudy are the usuals serving it up. The sandwiches are all good but the pulled pork is my personal favorite. Action Trivia is on Tuesdays and Sundays but watch out for the (Cal) Techies.. Tons of TVs, pool, and free shuffleboard, darts, and peanuts..what else do you need in your local tavern??
by Chanel Columbia on
I absolutely love this gogeously adorable old-style hotel bar. Situated right off the lobby in the elegant Culver Hotel, the bar feels like a legitimate throwback to a 1940s New York cocktail room. The plentiful plush seating and dark lighting lend a truly mystifying ambience. While I am not one to order mixed drinks, I felt I just couldn't pass up ordering a martini here - it was only right. And the vodka martini was indeed a treat. What an enchanting location to just while away the hours on a lazy weeknight. The prices were a tad steep but I was more than happy to pay for the wonderful experience. Amazing. But don't tell your friends - it's still unspoiled.
by Chris W. on
All I wanted for a graduation gift was to have a great dinner with some friends, and this is the place we chose. I really don't regret it... it's a unique experience with some really interesting food you won't get anywhere else. When you enter the parking lot you'll see some bentleys, lots of mercedes, etc. etc. you get the idea... very posh interior with lots of dead animal skin. It is kind of stuffy in there... close quarters but its more of a problem for the servers than the diners. If you're not there for food this is definitely a "scene" place where lots of poseurs and douchebags hang out... but I really didn't care since I wanted to get drunk and eat. Concept is simple... tapas plates where the whole table participates in choosing a set of 8, 11, or 14 courses. We went with the 8 course for 60$ as follows: Terrine of Foie Gras (amazing... i heard its comparable to the one you might find at The French Laundry... though I won't find out for myself soon enough) Liberty Duck Breast (melts in your mouth, best duck breast preparation I've had to date) Heirloom Beets (unique and extraordinarily tasty) Tai Snapper (almost like a sweet and sour breaded fish with some salty wilted greens, the two eaten together were a perfect match) Sea Scallops Tempura (pedestrian... pick something else if you can) Beef Carpaccio (overly salted and as goes for the scallop dish, find something better) Filet Mignon (meh) Lobster Pot Pie (another miss) We closed the dinner with a McEllan's butterscotch and some kind of caramelized banana dessert, neither of which I enjoyed. All in all... there were more misses here than hits, but the hits were so good that they definitely made the trip here memorable. Would I eat here again? Probably not... but I'm not gonna ask for my money back.