New Local Spot - Details Lounge
Thanks to Lisa the waitress we went to the soft opening of Details Lounge last night. Because we read the website ahead of time, we went straight upstairs to see if there were seats open at the chef-side bar.
Lucky us, there were two bar stools right in front of Drew Garms, the Chef de Cuisine (I think he's the shadowy figure at right, pretty hard to tell from this angle). We introduced ourselves and ordered a Rye Smile and a Singapore Sling. All mixers were house made and delicious. Garnishes were real maraschino cherries and fruits. Later in the evening Alex had a Zombie and I had a Pim's Cup.
Drew presented a plate of snacks (ruben with house made pastrami, toast point with cherry compote and foie gras, and puff pastry with butternut squash puree, seared duck, and apple/squash garnish) that we devoured before remembering to take a picture. Later in the evening we scored a basket of the paprika potato chips. These were perfectly crunchy with that well fried bubbled texture I love!
Details was serving just a few things last night but their full menu will be available starting tonight. Tapas style dishes are $4 - $11, cocktails range from $6 - $13. Lunch service begins Monday. I enjoyed it so much I'll be there again Tuesday afternoon to check out full service.
Oh, and just because I'm so happy with them, here's a picture of my new shoes. Vegan leather-like from j-41 ordered with Zappos new VIP service including free express shipping. Woot!