Tiki Time! This Year We've Got Salt + Smoke on Deck
July 02, 2017
Join us for this summer’s installment of TIKI SUNDAY, on Sunday, August 13, 2017. We throw out our well-loved menus in favor of special sips and potent potations, and scrum-diddly-umptuous sustenance. This year we’re mixing it up, we’ll open early and close early for day drinking and frivolity, and we’ve invited our super rad friends from Salt + Smoke to join us! They’re roasting suckling pig on site and slinging their famous macaroni and cheese. Imagine, roast hog in one hand and a Suffering Bastard in the other. You’ll probably see at least one of us splitting open coconuts with a machete. Yes, we have a machete! Dressing up is encouraged, studies show if you look good you feel good so come look and feel good with us while we endeavor to get you a bit giggly. See you August 13!
Goodbye, 2016, Hello End Times!
December 20, 2016
IS IT OVER YET?
Here’s something to celebrate: its never going to be 2016 again. Hurrah! Help us bid this year one final adieu as we gleefully draw the curtain on this Year of Infamy.
Tickets are $100 a person for a lavish evening of unlimited champagne, cocktails, a multitude of gustatory delights prepared by chef Brian Moxey, and party music from vinyl master Crim Dolla Cray. Buy them here! ( http://tastenye16.bpt.me/)
Think caviar, hamachi crudo, truffled arancini, Dia’s cheese bread, and dare we say, duck confit toasted ravioli.
Tickets are very limited, as this is a private evening. You’ll have the run of the place, and our expert bartenders will be on hand to make you every Taste cocktail your heart desires. Did we mention the champagne fountains? Lets kick it one last time and send this dumpster fire of a year packing forever!
CELEBRATORY PUNCH BOWLS
DINNER OF PASSED & STATIONARY FOOD
– Dia’s Cheese Bread
– Deviled Eggs
– Truffled Arancini
– Scallop with Blood Orange, Celery Root
– Hamachi Crudo with Gold Leaf
– Nduja Blini with Crème Fraîche and Caviar
– Veggie Nacho Bites
– Duck Confit Toasted Ravioli with Kumquat Marmalade
– Potato Soup with Smoked King Trumpet Mushrooms
– Pork Burger Sliders
– Chorizo Spiced Hen of the Woods Sliders
– Salume Beddu Grand Charcuterie Board
Riki-TIKI-Tavi: The Return of Tiki
June 10, 2016
Remember the Tiki originators in our fair city? Yeah, that was us. We’re gearing up for a summer of love here at Taste Bar, and that means the return of Tiki Sundays. There are three: June 26, July 31, and August 28. Normal operating hours, but we’ll set fire to our regular, workaday menu in favor of specials, old stand-bys (can you smell that bahn mi yet?!) and new classics. Instead of Old-Fashioneds and Heavy Waters you’ll be sipping Port Lights, diabolical Pina Coladas, and souped-up Zombies. Normal hours apply, but get in before 10pm for best results (we make no promises so close to the witching hour). Grab your most tropical Tiki attire, get your mind on that Jimmy Buffett tip, and join us for three steamy evenings this summer at Taste Bar.
Taste in 2016
May 30, 2016
Restaurants are like dogs–they age at a much faster rate than humans. Our little 7 year old slice of heaven was needing a little bit of a facelift, so we brought in our good friend Tuan Lee, a longtime lover of Taste and brilliant photographer, now based out of Los Angeles. Here are some of our favorite shots straight from Tuan’s inimitable lens.
Shh…Neal and Teshua posed for this one but never fear; they’re both single and better looking in focus.
February 19, 2016
With heavy hearts, we bid farewell to one of Taste’s originals, Joel Burton. This Sunday, February 21, will be Joel’s last night manning the shakers and Oxos behind the bar. We’ll have a special menu of Joel’s best potations–Unsinkable Molly, Black Dog Flip, Hedonistic Me, Sidewards, Auburn and Ivory to name a few–so join us in sending this former chemist and superlative cocktailian off in style! He’s been ours for four years and it’s hard to imagine Taste Bar without him. We love you Joel!