CP REVIEW: At this cozy, contemporary, candle-lit cottage, the Italian- and Mediterranean-inspired menu changes every two weeks to showcase the freshest in-season ingredients. The menu offers fewer than 10 entrées, each matched with a small suite of carefully selected sides. Expect quality ingredients — dayboat scallops, Maytag cheese, lamb, steak — and exquisitely prepared meals. [Aug. 12, 2009]
Rise above typical bar-scene madness at this slick Downtown spot where the music is what matters. Live jazz and blues fill this aerie full of a very cool crowd either lolling on couches and booths or switching into their dancing shoes.
The unique mix of disciplines fostered at this gallery, performance space and school for urban youths reflect the vision of its founder, the much-honored Bill Strickland. The visual art on display -- mostly photography and ceramics -- includes work by internationally known artists as well as by students learning the ropes. It's also a top local jazz venue.