Then came the cocktails and fries. And it was better.
Now, finally, you can get some full-on lobster-mushroom-corn risotto before a show at the Chapel.
With cocktails and fries.
Give humble thanks for The Vestry, a real, actual, no-joke restaurant at the Mission’s largest live music spot, opening Thursday.
Picture the doors you’ve gone through a million times for a show at the Chapel. Sure, there were a bar and a patio here to help you kill time first. But now picture a newly important door to the left of that main entrance. It now leads to a dark and red and sort of Victorian hideaway, with church pews by the door and a bar that fills half the room. So you approve of the decor choices already.
Behind that bar: lots of random whiskeys and rums from a Bourbon & Branch vet. Start with a pair of stools there, where you can best inspect the inventory. If you suddenly find you’re in no rush to leave, make your way to a booth in the back and get comfortable. Grilled Toulouse sausage awaits you. And meatballs under marinara.
The power chord of any restaurant menu.