Four of us sat outside on the pleasant deck of the little house off Kirby, listening to Willie Nelson and enjoying the day. Though the menu is filled with groaner puns, the folks here do take their cocktails, wines, and food seriously. Brie with local honey and—surprise!—amazing smoked purple grapes got top marks, along with fabulous orecchiette with pistachio pesto, sweet peas, lemon curd, and goat cheese. Our guest approved his scallops with puffed rice, speck, and white bean puree, and the grilled carrots with feta, pistachio, and yogurt for added richness made us all happy. Dilly bread with rich herb butter came a bit underbaked, so we just concentrated on the perfectly done beer-battered sweet potato tots with harissa spice for dipping.
Cuisine: New American