Smokey the Bear would just have a PSA field day with Oak Tavern, David Bracha's (River Seafood & Oyster Bar) gigantic woodsy eat & drinkery in the Design District featuring a dining room lined with massive bark lamps, and a name stemming from the giant palm oak tree they transplanted from the wild and anchors the outdoor patio. The not-terribly rustic menu mostly sources from local farms for an eclectic lineup including duck egg-topped truffled corn, avocado/dill stone crab crostinis, foie gras/pork belly manh mis, and house-cured maple bacon cheeseburgers (House: what can't this guy cure?!) w/ grass-fed patties. Plus, they'll have pig roasts going out back to facilitate plates of hog and crispy ear schnitzel. Because they will literally throw you in a well in most Eastern European countries if you eat schnitzel without drinking, there're 50+ vinos, cocktails like The Green Mile (gin, cucumber, chile, cilantro, lime), plus 25 bottled and draft suds like Due South Category 3 IPA, Flying Dog In-Heat Wheat, and New Planet, enough of which will make you more difficult to transplant than a gigantic oak tree.
Timothy DeLaGhetto and David So Hit Up the Taste of Little Italy Food Festival