It wasn’t exactly a Ladies Who Dine, but may of the Ladies joined me in my favorite hobby (the fine art of dining out) in celebration of my birthday.
We decided to venture south to beautiful Corona del Mar, sitting down at The Crow Bar and Kitchen, a gastropub along the area’s E. Coast Highway. Reservations would have been smart, but I’d like to say that our charm and style scored us a sweet table in the bar area (actually, we just got lucky; and one in our party was quick to grab the seats right as a group packed it up and left), helping us avoid an hour wait.
We began the night with drinks, my mojito coming in at fifteen bucks. But it was a $15 well spent (by the homie Mario – gracias!) as it packed all the alcohol I would need for the evening (the bartender warned to take it down slowly). It was so delicious and potent that I forgot to take a picture of it; but I know all (seven) of you Dianderthal readers are going to head down to The Crow Bar anyways to see for yourselves, as you do with all my Tasty Places, right?
Dinner was like Grace (AMAZING!). With six of us, I had quite the selection to sample. My favorite had to be the duck fat fries and the mussels (a complimentary order from the owner – he was super nice! – maybe we WERE a charming bunch). I also would make the 35 minute trip (without traffic) back in a hurry simply for the sweet potato fries, served with an unforgettable sauce that I neglected to ask about.
All in all, not a bad way to celebrate my birthday. Really, there was nothing bad about The Crow Bar. It was absolutely tasty and fabulous. Would love to make my way there again one of these days. Luckily, I have a small box of leftovers to tide me over for another day or so.
The Crow Bar and Kitchen
2325 E. Coast Highway
Corona del Mar, CA 92625