The boyfriend and I had yet another great dinner last night - this time at City Tavern in Culver City.
I had heard about their booth taps (and origins) from some source or another and thought it would be right up Brian's alley. We were nearby, hanging with some friends, and decided to change locations on a whim. The hostess, normally a server, was sharp and we didn't have to wait too long before we were seated. The "rustic chic" atmosphere was welcoming with exposed brick walls, reclaimed wood floors and worn wooden tables and chairs.
The boys started off with Iron Fist's Renegade Blonde while the girls started off with Julian hard ciders. As with all of the Tavern's beers, the cider is California made. It was served in a tall, skinny glass (almost like an oversized champagne glass without the stem) that complimented the lightly carbonated, tart but not sweet, dry cider well.
We started off with the appetizer special - Squash Blossoms Stuffed with Goat Cheese. Ah-mazing!
Next up was our entrees. I went with the Yellowtail special while the rest of the gang went with the Southern-style Grilled Cheese with pimento cheese. It was all delicious and perfectly portioned. I was so enamored with the tuna that I totally forgot to take a picture. It was lightly seared, served with a slightly spicy sauce and a cool cucumber and grape salad. I tried Brian's sandwich and it was really hard to admit that it was right up their with mine but got comfort food points. To top off the meal, Brian got a taster of the Craftsman Triple White Sage. It's described as a fruit/vegetable beer and tastes very similar to a Belgium White - quite interesting.
Can't wait to come back - I hear they have fried green tomatoes too!!