Time to check that last one, because District Kitchen opens tonight to bring you that combo in all its glory.
This is the kind of mid-century industrial place where your grandfather might have taken a date to celebrate after V-J Day (hey, it worked for him). Think glass-jar pendant lights, brick walls, an antique stove doubling as a host desk.
For a quick after-work meetup, you’ll head to the stainless-topped bar in the rear, where you can sample a dozen local beers, four solid wines on tap and cocktails like the Kindness and Cruelty (gin, Bénédictine, absinthe, vermouth), and snack on pork cracklins and a rotating selection of house jerkies.
But on the weekend, bring a date back (request a table in the front window when you reserve) and get to know each other over the moody lighting. To say nothing of creative, sharing-sized plates like an egg barely cooked and whipped into a hash of potatoes and forest mushrooms, or mussels steamed with hard cider and curry, or sorghum ice cream with carrot cake crumbles.
It crumbles quicker than the Bachmann campaign.