Food & Drink

Tweed

When one hears the term "swank", the mind conjures images of sweet cars, grandeur, and the question "So when exactly did that cute chick from Next Karate Kid become a dude, and is she a chick again yet?". Throwing down a resto in some seriously swank digs, Tweed

Opening tonight in the former Les Bon Temps, Tweed's a contemporary American joint decked out in, surprise! ... tweed ... serving up farm-to-table grub at a silver-topped bar featuring plaid stools and dining rooms replete with dark leather banquettes, gray booths, and textured brown chairs surrounding silver tables -- also an 80s show about an even richer Ricky Schroeder. Get things started with asparagus & ham chef's soup; smoked salmon deviled eggs w/ dill, green apple, and salmon roe; cheesesteak fritters with sweet onion and tomato marmalade; and a roasted beet salad with goat cheese, orange mint, and frisee, easily spotted as the only lettuce wearing a hat on humid days. Entrees include a rotating list of daily specials along with veal escalope milanese with lemon, capers, and arugula; orechiette with sauteed wild boar sausage, broccoli rabe, and garlic; a magret duck breast served on a cornmeal-ramp pancake with a cider espresso glaze; and a roasted and braised spring lamb, served with sheep's milk yogurt, mint, and Tuscan kale, one of two regionally-themed cabbages sampled by Dickens prior to penning "Kale From Two Cities"

For the tippling, they've got a serious selection of reds and whites, DelVal-centric brews like Yard's Extra Special Ale, Victory's Whirlwind, and Troeg's Troeganator, plus cocktails like a "herbaceous Pimms Cup" and a capiroska with basil and pear -- the perfect drink to buy for HIlary, provided she's got hers back.