Great when you do it. Great when your dad did it. Great when cavemen did it.
But it’s probably better when guys from Dusek’s and Longman & Eagle do it...
Ergo: The Promontory, where open-hearth cooking pits, cocktails and live music all comingle into one big ball of everything, opening tomorrow in Hyde Park.
The essential breakdown:
Half of this place is basically a patio.
It’s modern and airy with an indoor-outdoor layout on both levels. Amazing what they can do with an old Borders bookstore these days.
But soon, you’ll take the party upstairs.
The second floor is a concert venue slated to open this fall, with a mix of touring and local acts. Convenient if you enjoy bobbing your head.
Quails get strung up here.
The oven is basically a big, ember-filled fireplace where cauldrons of burgoo (a Kentucky-style stew) bubble and hanging quails roast. Somehow they also manage to do spaghetti and meatballs.
Ordering drinks: a little like playing Battleship.
The menu is... complicated. Along the side, choose your liquor. Along the top, how you like it (stirred, shaken, carbonated). One potential intersection: Roots & Malt, a concoction of housemade root beer and rye.
Or as you like to call it, a direct hit.