Because there's nothing more delicious than food's essential ingredients/ flavorful '90s chick-hop, check out Salt & Pepper: run by a husband/ wife team who met in culinary school and now serve, basically, "what they like to eat", this black 'n white comfort-foodery's cut up into three separate dining spaces, including the front-facing Salt Cafe, and a back bar where patrons stare directly into a wide-open "watching kitchen", also a pastime reserved for only the bored-est of housewives. Suppers include buttermilk-brined fried chicken w/ braised greens, American Wagyu meatloaf w/ whipped potatoes, and vegetable stew-accompanied veal shaker steak, all of which can be preluded with a mysterious rotating starter called the Farmstand Favorite and described only as "the best of what we could find at the farm or the market" -- so, slightly less-bored housewives? Keeping it domestic, all their signature cocktails use only American spirits, and run from an Old Fashioned twisted with almond-infused simple syrup, to a schnapps- and vodka-filled Root Beer Floatini, to a sparkling wine/ honey syrup concoction called the Air Mail, despite being filled with enough rum and honey liquor to ensure you get nowhere next day.
In addition to cocktails, they'll have four domestic craft drafts, a rotating draft wine, and 24 non-tapped vinos by the glass -- try them all, and your friends will have to pull you away from that beautiful stranger as you exclaim, "What? A man?".