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Red Room Tavern

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When Red Room moved from its tiny space and took over the huge corner spot formerly occupied by Pair, it took with it the San Francisco-esque urban vibe and then expanded on it. Some of the nicest servers in town were hired and a menu was added that is as diverse as the music that plays over the PA or live on the stage. Red Room serves everything from dinner to a totally affordable brunch with choices like a delicate smoked salmon platter, thick sausage gravy and biscuits and pb&j French toast (and bottomless mimosas). But one of the best bits is the little black box explaining that if you buy one cocktail, you can get everything on the happy-hour menu for only $1.95 each. What better way to soak up an appletini or giant can of PBR than with an order of battered and fried dill pickle chips or bacon strips? The saying that everything tastes better with bacon needs to be modified to include "especially if the bacon is deep-fried, sided with a cocktail and costs less than two bucks."

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