Ze Mean Bean, which opened way back in 1995, had been flourishing under General Manager Scott Lanphear. Pollard thinks so, and points out that Ze Mean Bean deserves some attention for its wine and beer programs, too.

"We started with a refreshing Golden Pheasant pilsner ($6) and, because it came highly recommended, a Bedon cocktail ($7). The drink's combination of lemon, tonic, and the Czech bitters Becherovka would prove medicinal, the menu promised."

"One glance at the drinks menu makes it plain that Ze Mean Bean should be taken seriously as a wine and beer bar. We started with a refreshing Golden Pheasant pilsner ($6) and, because it came highly recommended, a Bedon cocktail ($7). The drink's combination of lemon, tonic, and the Czech bitters Becherovka would prove medicinal, the menu promised." 

I could use a Bedon, how about you?

Here's the review of Ze Mean Bean.