Matchmakers have long been adept at many things, for instance, making matches, finding finds, catching catches, and other activities with pleasing verb/subject agreement. For a matchmaker-arranged dining spot, hit Madison Street.
This subway-tiled, "old Victorian" feel, 80-seat Congress Park bar-staurant is the ninth spot hatched by Larimer Associates: a quartet of real estaters who operate by securing a location, then later bringing in a restaurateur to own & operate it, in this case the managing partner of Corridor 44, oddly not named for having a whole lot of pictures of Floyd Little. Kick off the gluttony with deep fried pickles, porchetta salad w/ jicama, corn, mango & goat cheese, and warm St. Marcellin cheese served with truffle honey, figs, and a crispy baguette, a dish so French, you'll wonder if you've become a figment of Audrey Tautou's whimsical imagination, and if so, will she soon be whimsically sleeping with you. Big plates include a strip steak, Baja tacos w/ fried rock shrimp, carnitas, chicken, or mahi mahi, a french dip, and a burger loaded with cheddar, green chili, and a fried egg -- everything you need to start your day, until the day you don't wake up.
On one of the nicer days that you do, kick back on the 24-seat patio with Belgians like Duvel and Saison Dupont or local taps like Oskar Blues Mama's Little Yella Pils and New Belgium's Sunshine Wheat, plus six signature cocktails and 25+ wines by the glass -- all matchmaking selections ideal for sloppily mating mates.