Deftly blending New American and Spanish culinary propensities, Nicaro's menu changes daily to accommodate fresh flavors and culinary innovations. Recent offerings include bold, seafaring starters such as the shrimp bruschetta and the blackened, grilled, or barbecued salmon bites (each $9). The blackened chicken sandwich ($12) is served with steak fries and chipotle aioli, and the tossed house salad ($4.50 for a small and $8 for a large) unites julienne peppers, mushrooms, croutons, and bruschetta tomatoes in the perennial battle against boringly bagged grocery-store salads. The fettuccine with Alfredo sauce and basil pesto ($24) and the grilled vegetable platter ($15) both come stamped with the chef's recommendation.
Canadian electrofunk duo Chromeo exhales party-starting inertia, kicking off its Night Falls Tour by rolling out a carpet of dance-floor passports. Melding the talents of guitarist, vocalist, and French-literature buff Dave 1 with the dexterous fingers and throwback savvy of synthmaster P-Thugg, Chromeo has earned reverence from funkophiles for its slick grooves and mastery of jam architecture. Fans can expect congenial beats, riffing Moogs, and song craft that father-and-son yachts can enjoy together in support of the band's latest album, Business Casual. Inflating the soulful evening, singer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Mayer Hawthorne channels wandering Motown spirits with a retroactive Detroit sound, and French funk enthusiast Breakbot sets the scene with genre jumping and remixes that rumble like tubas in a Cuisinart.
Using a palette of freshly sliced fruit and house-blended purées, bartenders create masterful signature cocktails ranging from the vodka-infused strawberry lemonade to the cucumber-basil martini. Zeba’s cultivated list of draft beers—crafted by microbrews from across the country—fill glasses to the brim or spur wagers among bar patrons by threatening to overspill their pints with fluffy white heads. Patrons can sip their drinks at one of Zeba Bar and Grill's four distinct areas: the main bar, dance floor, front patio, or outdoor deck. The one-page menu presents a thoughtful selection of upscale bar eats such as spice-marinated chicken kebabs and made-from-scratch pizza to complement both adventurous and traditional drink choices.