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$15 for $30 Worth of Eclectic American Pub
The menu is full of updated pub dishes, such as a penne diablo with capers, spinach, red peppers and goat cheese ($16) and a house-smoked mexibano sandwich filled with pulled pork, bacon, cilantro cream, and chipotle mustard ($13). Other comforting meals include the shrimp and grits ($18) and the beer-can chicken ($16 for a half, $23 for a whole).<p>
Townhouse Kitchen + Bar
Though from afar the chefs at Townhouse Kitchen + Bar may appear to be making traditional American food, up close it’s a different story. Nearly every item on the gastropub’s menu contains a creative twist, such as the lamb featured in the french dip sandwich, served with red-wine jus, and the candied bacon and two eggs that enhance foot-long grilled cheese, layered with three cheeses on a crispy baguette. To further add to their dishes’ unique flavors, the chefs smoke their own meats in-house. They use the tender cuts to create sophisticated entrees, such as the boneless leg of lamb in a fig mostarda and their street-vendor tacos available in four styles.
The interior’s wood finishes glow under an array of abstract, sculptural light fixtures, creating a contemporary atmosphere that contrasts with the relaxed, beachy feel of the outdoor patio. The patio’s palm trees provide shade during hot summer months, granting diners cool spots to eat without requiring them to chisel chairs out of ice blocks.