The English-style eatery boasts an attentive staff feting familial units and fans of comfort cuisine with a menu full of delectable sandwiches, burgers, salads, and more at three distinct and lively establishments. Devour a quintessential across-the-pond dish in portable form with the fish 'n' chips sandwich ($10.95) or shake hands with The Stranger ($6.99), which is actually just a Reuben you haven't met yet, packed with oven-roasted turkey breast, sauerkraut, melted swiss, and thousand-island dressing. The Sir Loin VIII ($9.49) dons a regal coat of sautéed onions across his 8-ounce center-cut meaty torso as he arrives on an open-faced chariot of texas toast. Herbivores hankering for historically delicious grub will delight in the Trojan Horse ($6.99)—a wrap designed to conceal an army of grilled seasonal vegetables and cheeses in a honey-garlic sauce—and adults in need of belly baby-sitting can dig into the D&D Daycare ($13.95), a medley of savory samples including boneless chicken bites, mini corn dogs, and mini cheeseburgers designed to elicit oversized grins of appreciation.
Suede Supper Club bids 2011 adieu with a lush celebration brimming with live DJ sets, snacks and libations, and extensive Times Square coverage. Patrons can try out new dance moves or dust off old replicas of Fred Astaire to move-inducing tunes spun by a DJ in the Red Bull Lounge. Bars lining a champagne deck decant $2 well drinks, Sam Adams drafts, and wine pours from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., with appetizers available until 10 p.m. Party people grab fists full of favors, such as hats and whistles, to ring in the New Year and terrify the old one until it cowers in the corner. Adding a visual coda and figurative bookend, 12 televisions will broadcast the New York City ball drop as revelers revel, and a food truck will be idling outside to keep bodies fueled for the rest of the party until 3 a.m.
Heralded by the staff of Charleston City Paper for its "cozy, candle-lit atmosphere" and selection of dozens of wines, The Wine Bar caters to enophiles with bottled and by-the-glass varietals from the world's major wine-producing locales. Artfully arranged platters of artisanal cheeses, charcuterie, and gourmet chocolates complement sundry reds and whites, as well as a lineup of craft beer. Those tasty morsels, along with cabernet-colored paintings and modern exposed-brick walls, prepare wine lovers for a comfortable session of decadence.
Twenty Six Divine serves up a wide range of specialty homemade sweets and savories for daily meals and special events. An extensive à la carte lunch menu changes daily, like a kitschy wicked witch trying on different Dorothy heads. Past offerings have included wraps, paninis, and soups, as well as dishes such as seared beef tenderloin with bacon, caramelized onions, and roasted tomato over homemade olive bread ($6). Gourmet take-home dinners include turkey meatballs with egg noodles and creamy mushroom sauce ($6) and can also feed two people or sixteen self-sufficient automatons. Assorted fresh-baked rolls and crackers ($3–$5) are on hand daily for simple noshing, and sweet teeth can sink into specialty à la carte desserts, including marble-glazed pound cake ($3), peanut-butter chocolate cups ($3.75) and peaches 'n' cream charlotte with fresh raspberries ($4.25).
Renovated and under new ownership, The Village Tavern serves up a menu of gourmet pub fare until 2 a.m. in one of Charleston’s premiere music venues. Falafel perches atop tahini and shrouds itself in chopped israeli salad to hide from hungry birds of prey ($4.95), and select imported cheese and marinated calamata olives from Crete mingle on the olive-and-cheese plate ($10.95). The Buttercup Blue salad combines Rex bib lettuce topped with homemade Bleu cheese dressing, warm bacon, avocado, garlic, and herb croutons with grape tomato halves and a medium boiled egg finished with chives ($9.95). House chips are fried on-site, dressed with saba and sea salt, and served with house blue cheese ($5.95). Both the house burger and the 8-ounce tavern dog come topped with a merlot onion jam, pepper mayo, and five-year-aged gouda ($10.95 each), and pair well with a glass of Fat Tire, available on draft from The Tavern's full bar.
Show the ocean who’s boss by gulping down large quantities of its delicious denizens. With today’s Groupon, $10 gets you $25 worth of seafood and spirits at Steamhouse Lounge, the popular Midtown seafood restaurant owned by Nightcap Food & Spirits, the group that brought you Vickery’s, Fontaine’s, Gene's Haufbrau, and Highland Tap.