And date spots.
Not to be outdone, along comes Bookhill Bistro, now open on Wisconsin to help you woo your next grad student with cheese boards and foie gras.
This is the kind of cozy spot—a former gallery with 200-year-old floors, tiny dining rooms and a hidden back patio—that looks like you put exactly the right amount of thought into things.
When you walk in, you’ll immediately gravitate toward the tiny bar that pours beers like Old Dominion Oak Barrel Stout and Goose Island IPA and cocktails like the Dirty Politician (vodka, caper juice, blue cheese olives). But your best bet is to head upstairs, where you’ll find... another tiny bar, along with a fireplace and tables that look out the big picture windows onto the street.
That’s where you’ll get to work on broiled Nova Scotia lobster tails, rack of lamb with garlic confit and shareable desserts like the Meyer Lemon and Whiskey Napoleon and Tiramisu with Nutella Sauce.
In coming days, they’ll unveil a fenced-in slate patio in back, which shares space with the chef’s herb garden.
A great venue for whale pants, if ever there was one.