Sunday, May 26, 2013

Barlo Kitchen + Cocktails (Venice)


Barlo Kitchen + Cocktails had been just outside of my periphery for some time now.  It was never meant to be a destination spot for me, but rather a pit stop betwixt place A and place B.  And so it was, that Yessie and I stepped foot inside this place as part of our Venice bar crawl.  
We stopped by for a couple of drinks and snacks and left content, especially after receiving our bill!  $13 a piece after a Yelp check-in scored us both a free $10 cocktail.  Oh ya, and then there was the incident where the food runner knocked over my bottle of beer, spilling half over me and the table.  But was it worth it?  If that means I'll get a discount, "spill beer on me every time," I say! ;)

Shenanigans aside, it's a cool spot for a quick bite and drink inside the Erwin Hotel.  I didn't have much to eat and drink but what I had was above par.  

Barlo's small plates menu.

I'd like to return to try the shrimp & grits.

Bacon caramel corn.

The popcorn was good but needed more bacon, especially if the dish is gonna lead off with the word "bacon."  Know what I mean?  Villain's Tavern makes a better version of this snack. 


Vanilla Chai'd Car.




Coronado's Orange Avenue Wit.


 Barlo's pickled eggs.

I was hoping I would have liked this more but it wasn't very flavorful and I dislike salad garnishes not being dressed with something...anything.  Maybe it's just me, but I like to nosh on my salad garnishes.  


The burgers, fried chicken and...well, the whole entree portion of the menu looked great as I saw it coming out of the kitchen.  Once day. 

Truffle fries.

Blue Star's Hef.

Feel free and spill this over me anytime if it means I'll get to finish what's left of it, get another full bottle and have a portion of the bill comped! 

A look inside the quaint hotel bar/lounge.

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