Thunderbird has changed its focus to be more of a full-time venue: Major promoters bring in indie rock and jazz shows alongside the standard blues, and bar-goers on the first floor can watch the action on the mezzanine-level stage via closed-circuit TV. The balcony level makes the most of the small venue's space and is a good spot for the slightly detached show-goer.
CP REVIEW: The menu offers a variety of stewed meats, legumes and veggies, all rich with warm spices. Order the sampler platters for the best variety of flavors, and ask for a glassof tej, a honey-based wine that is the perfect accompaniment. [July 2011]