When facing an expansive and ever-changing inventory of craft beers and fine wines, it is not hard to end up with a drink that doesn’t quite tickle your fancy. But At Cork & Tap, the staff takes time to help their guests navigate their collection of 16 tap craft beers and over 40 boutique wines to find the ideal libation. They also have the tools to ensure beverages stay in top-tasting form: bouquets linger in aerated Austrian Riedel glassware and frosty pint glasses keep draft beers cool more practically than an all-snowman staff. The staffers happily make recommendations for perfectly pairing beverages with artful nibbles from the chef’s menu of upscale eats, which include rich tapenade, hummus made from locally sourced herbs, and paninis stuffed with sugar-glazed ham and norwegian jarlsburg.
Between its beer and its food, The Velo Fellow’s menu is almost as long as Britain’s history. It’s a fitting comparison, because the menu is chock-full of food and drink inspired by England and the domains its empire expanded to include. Specifically, the food roster showcases fish and chips—beer-battered whitefish—and shepherd’s pie. But there are also more inventive options such as falafel burgers. The food gets a boost from bottled beers such as Boddingtons Pub Ale, Highland Kashmir IPA, and Taj Mahal Premium Lager.
The chefs at the newly opened Grape Leaf cook up hearty Mediterranean cuisine that spans Middle Eastern to Greek specialties. They cook up a variety of sandwiches, appetizers, and entrees that include stuffed grape leaves, rack of lamb, and zesty beef shawarma. On select nights, belly dancers spin circles around the dining room as diners nibble at falafel and baklava.
21 East serves a number of cocktails that's easy to remember: 21. Its libation menu also catalogs 12 rotating draft beers and 25 bottles of wine. Perhaps the only thing flowing through the restaurant as profusely as the drinks is the sense of local community. 21 East showcases the talents of local artists who perform between exposed brick walls and under blue-tinted light.
Locally sourced ingredients help inspire a feast of American cuisine. From entrees such as new york strip steak to lobster mac 'n’ cheese and citrus-marinated mahi-mahi, the menu unites a whimsical blend of upscale and down-home taste.
During Shake, Rattle, & Roll!, professional Elvis impersonator Scot Bruce accurately depicts The King during his prime by belting out hits from the 1950s and 1960s in classic Presley attire. Known for his cameo in Faith Hill's "Let's Go to Vegas" music video, Bruce impresses audiences with an uncanny resemblance to Presley that encompasses the same pompadour, shared facial characteristics, and the ability to power a propeller-less helicopter by swiveling his hips. A four-piece band equipped with vintage instruments joins Bruce in successfully recreating Elvis's journey from his humble beginnings at Sun Records.