Drinking makes you smarter -- at least, that's the case at Harbor East's The Tavern Room.
In name and style, this newly opened front division of Fleet Street Kitchen portrays a laid-back sense of refinement that's a nod to both classic American culture and a more modern sense of merriment. The cocktail program mirrors this historical feel with a unique feature: three seasonal punches, served for two or four in Mason jars, poured and garnished tableside.
Head bartender Tim Riley sees his cocktail program as a way to highlight the punch-making craft the restaurant wants to be known for. The Kentucky Navy, my favorite, is a rich, spicy, springtime sip.
There are several...