Town Kitchen & Bar's Bar: Solid But Missing Details

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John Zur
Lobster Quesadilla
When the tables in the dining room and out on the patio are taken, and the hostesses don't offer the bar tables, there's a problem. But it's not as if the bar menu at Kitchen Town & Bar stinks. Granted it's limited to a hodgepodge of appetizer-type selections such as an artisanal cheese plate ($10), edamame ($6), and pulled pork skillet nachos ($11). And the best they can do in the way of meat is sliders; Kobe ($15), meatball ($10), or beef tenderloin ($14). But when paired with a litany of inventive signature cocktails, who's that desperate for a table in the dining room just yet?

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John Zur
The Old Cuban & Gwen's Lychee Mutha' Freaker
Gwen's lychee mutha' freaker ($12) isn't as potent or repulsive as the name might suggest. It's Flor de Cana limon, lychee puree, and a touch of fresh lemon and lime. A little pulp will remain at the bottom of your martini glass, but the trip to get there is worth it; albeit a bit sweet. The Old Cuban ($12) is basically a mojito with Ron Zacappa 23-year rum, bitters, mint, lime, and simple syrup. It's a good, stiff drink that was muddled just right, but with a little too much mint left in the glass.

And off that bar menu, which is half-price Monday through Friday from 4-7pm, the lobster quesadilla ($9) was sampled. It includes Maine lobster meat, mixed cheeses, spicy pepper salsa, corn, black beans, and is topped with Siracha sour cream. There is also a side of arugula that, left undressed, seems superfluous and does nothing for the quesadilla. It is definitely a spicy quesadilla and a hearty appetizer unto itself unless shared by two.

Service at the bar tables seemed quicker and more efficient than the service being received at the outdoor tables. There was a point, while eating our spicy quesadilla, when our server was not to be found and we were in need of two glasses of water immediately.

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John Zur
And for good measure, the dessert menu was requested and our sweet-tooth was appeased by way of the bread pudding ($8), which is a block of some of the moistest bread pudding in this town.

Town Kitchen and Bar
7301 SW 57th Ct., South Miami
305.740.8118

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Town Kitchen and Bar

7301 SW 57th Court, South Miami, FL

Category: Music


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