And would you look at that...
They brought beer.
Say cheerio to Toad in the Hole, a dark wooden tavern peddling after-work pints and traditional English dinners, now open on Ross Ave.
This place used to be Southern Comforts. You can tell, because it still kind of looks like Southern Comforts. But now, you’ve got ornate chandeliers lighting your table, and everything’s more open. They even knocked down a wall to add another bar with pool tables. You can get on board with that.
So come here on weeknights for necessary ales. Come here on weekends for live music. And come here on both occasions to eat things like shepherd’s pie, fish-and-chips and the namesake toad in the hole, a happy combination of sausage, gravy and Yorkshire pudding.
That should adequately prepare you for what comes next. Which is basically just you sauntering toward the back bar for a game of nine-ball and a glass of whiskey.
Oh, and these guys also took over Ku De Ta, that cabana-dotted swimming hole out back. So look forward to a revamped concept called Salt launching next month.
Don’t worry, they’re keeping the pool.