The Tavern on the Water guys' newest creation
Since taking your date to The Tam before you go to Sweeney Todd might encourage her to get Angela Lansbury to kill you and sell you as meat pies while singing in a creepy Cockney accent, opt instead for a new Theatre District haunt: Sip Wine Bar And Kitchen. From the Max & Dylan's & Papagayo crew, Sip slings cocktails and an eclectic assortment of vittles in the former Bina Osteria, now tricked out with Edison bulbs, flatscreens, blue walls, and tons of small oval and rectangular mirrors, so you might have a hard time figuring out which is the squarest of them all. Small eats range from apps like the mini-Kobe meatballs and "hand-hacked" guacamole, to flatbreads, to a raw bar that Old Dirty Bastard would've really liked. If you prefer your food & rap references B.I.G.-ger, opt to spend mo' money on larger plates like
cheese eggs and Welch's grape a grass-fed burger with Harry's "spiked" ketchup on brioche, or the American Homestead pork chop with shiitake pan sauce, cranberry compote, and roasted sweet potato. And because you can't wash down pork chops with mini-Kobe meatballs, they've got a range of beers on tap (Lagunitas IPA, Wachusett Blueberry, etc.) plus cocktails like a "Mangria" which adds vodka to traditional sangria, or what The Tam calls, "something we don't carry here, unless sangria happens to be slang for 16oz bottles of Brubaker".