Food & Drink Mar 26, 2014 at 4:00 am

Renee Erickson Gives Us Something to Get Attached To

You have to go. Kelly O


Bethany, another awesome feature of Barnacle is the Champagne Room, their little table in the back where up to 7 or 8 can sit and be served a prix fixe series of courses with optional wine pairings. It's the Big Ass Barnacle Experience!!! Delicious!!!
I often sit at the bar at The Roanoke and talk food with a couple of regulars. They know their stuff.
I often sit at the bar at The Roanoke and talk hockey, baseball and music with a couple of regulars. They are knowledge on those subjects as well. I have never had the nachos at The Roanoke. Good to know.
Agreed. Barnacle kicks ass. Went in on a whim after the Walrus and Carpenter was packed...three seats at the bar for three butts, it's a deal! I was super impressed by the staff, who were all friendly without being obsequious, and genuinely into the cocktails and food they were serving. Fresh oysters, good charcuterie plate, awesome sardines. I liked how small and personal the bar was. The fairly rare and interesting Italian liquors were largely new to me, so it was great to have a chat about them as we sipped. "Did you like that one? Hmm, here let's try this..." Great time, only spoiled by, perhaps, one too many cocktails...
While I realize this review was not about the Roanoke, I have to pipe up and say that I've tried the Roanoke a number of times and it always feels cliquish and slightly homophobic. Yeah, yeah, sorry...but it does. I'm not a big ol' flaming queen, but my partner and I noticed an odd vibe to the place. Maybe it's me, but the energy there never seems friendly to anyone but the regulars.

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