|Chips & Guacamole|
Weathered and beaten in appearance from the front, we got the feel this is going to be a trendy spot. Despite it's downtrodden street appeal, that's sooooo not the impression we were hit with when we stepped through the tall archways into a beer garden-like courtyard. As we progressed into the dining area, we stood under ultrahigh ceilings, and maneuvered through a totally chic interior. Complete refurb was done here folks, and done well! This place has a mixture of blasé and class: humorous touches like our water being poured from an old school coffee jug relaxed the atmosphere; the patterned rug reminiscent of something I'd seen in a 70's bowling alley all says to the diner, "We can have a bit of fun here". In sum, it has a pretty rad feel to it :)
What to eat, what to eat? We sipped on a wide variety of alcoholic beverages and munched on some chips & guacamole ($13) while we indecisively perused what was on offer. Our table consisted of two carnivores and two herbivores and the menu easily catered for both. We all wanted to try so much that no clear decision was forthcoming; luckily our lovely server picked up on our plight and headed over, "Get the SoCal Spread!" Stunned at such a simple solution, especially at the bargain price of $55 per person, we quickly acquiesce (but not until after Shawn got the negative answer to 'You don't serve up any offal do you?') and the food barrage began...
|Blue Corn Tacos & Fish Tacos|
With the appetizer we ordered pre-SoCal and all our drinks - our bill came to $300 - so $75 per head, which I think is spectacular given the volume of food, drink & fun we had that night! You know what we recommend...so hop to it!