Saturday, April 13, 2013

Charleston - on the Izzy Train Last Night

Izzy wanted to take us to the Ordinary, the hot new restaurant in an old bank on Upper King. I saw it written up in the latest Elle Decor last week. And I guess it's made the NY Times. Well, it's really, really good. The interior is very nice - a GREAT huge bar - and fabulous staff. Although it's a fish restaurant (there is one beef item) Isabelle mentioned to the host that she was vegetarian and he immediately went to the kitchen to alert the cook. When the waitress arrived at our table she'd already been told that Izzy might want a vegetarian plate. It was impressive. 

After dinner, an espresso to keep me awake and.....chop, chop.... off to The Mezz for live jazz and wine. Then tumbled into bed after all that walking, eating and drinking. (Btw, Tami McCann makes the very best bed I know with the cotton sheets, cotton blanket and cotton quilt, and always a fan nearby.)

We sat in a booth. Magnificent long bar to right. 18 foot ceilings. Love the back wall in white tile.

Divine leek and goat cheese tart with olivata. Amazing!

Sea scallops in blood orange, fennel and olive oil. From the raw menu and just buttery.

Lee's Flounder with faro, pesto and ramps. OMG.

I felt morose in my NY black. Everyone wears color here.
More of the local color - the bartender climbing down after getting a wine off an upper shelf.

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