Resetting things can be the worst, whether you're redoing a paper after a bluescreen, or never seeing what happened after you finally beat Piston Hon...um, Mike Tyson!!!...cause your little brother pushed reset. Looking for Mr. Dream-level success after a name and format reset, Twenty Manning Grill.
After nearly 10 years of operating Twenty Manning, the owners closed the doors a couple months back to flip the American Asian bistro into TMG, a neighborhood joint doling out pork, seafood, chicken, and beef in a dining room flush with black leather stools, yellow leather banquettes, a painted tin ceiling, white paneling, and a chalkboard over the bar announcing available wines and the names of who misbehaved and will subsequently have to clap erasers outside. The menu's happily in flux, changing with seasonal availabilities and at the chef's whims, with apps currently including an heirloom tomato gazpacho with pineapple-basil sorbet, farmer's market beets (yellow and red jobs served with local goat cheese, lavender honey, and aged balsamic), and crab cakes with apple slaw, old bay tartar, and micro greens, scaled down versions of the familiar, advertised by a dude talking way too fast. Entrees're chock full of things that were once alive, including moules frites (mussels in a classic broth, served with a bourbon remoulade and fries), charbroiled beef sirloin noodles (w/ lemongrass, pickled cucumber, herbs, and garlic-lime vinaigrette), and pan-seared scallops accompanied by sautéed spinach & yellow pepper olive oil, as if she wasn't seeing plenty of spinach already.
TMG also offers up signature liquids like the Audrey, (Grey Goose Poire, Lillet, fresh lime juice), wines from Europe, Latin America, and Cali, and local drafts including Flying Fish's Farmhouse Summer Ale and Dock Street's Rye IPA, although unlike Glass Joe, they really shouldn't be downed in under 30 seconds.