Vinyl and Kai
Vinyl & Kai is the culinary concept of owner Chris Barron, a New Zealander looking to bring together his love of food (or kai, in the Maori language) and music (or vinyl, in the Old English). Appetizers on the menu include favorites such as chips and salsa ($5) and chicken wings ($9), as well as game-changing grub such as sweet-potato fries with a cilantro sour cream ($5) and the pint o' bacon ($6), with thick cuts of smoked bacon placed in a glass, much like a caveman's martini. Entrees include roasted rack of lamb ($31) and a 16 oz. Jamaican-jerked skirt steak smothered in fiery rub ($22). A flotilla of flatbread pizzas is also available, such as the ham-and-pineapple hula dancer ($12) and the veggie-friendly tree hugger ($12). Sandwich-loving sand sculptors can opt for a prime burger ($12) or a grilled-mahi sandwich ($12), while wrap-loving rappers may go for a chicken-fajita wrap ($9). Vinyl & Kai delves into decadent drinkdom with a roster of beers, wines, cocktails, martinis, and margaritas, including the Jameson-and-pickle-juice concoction dammit Janet ($7), named after former U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno's bestselling book of slam poetry.