Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Wino Wednesday: Still Eclectic Tapas

In celebration of a recent onslaught of birthdays in our wine club, we ventured to downtown Portsmouth, Va. for a fun dinner. Our original restaurant choice seemed to have shuttered its doors, so we had to quickly find a replacement. Lauren suggested Still Wordly Eclectic Tapas, a speakeasy-inspired tapas restaurant located in the basement of a building on Court Street.

Considering it wasn't our first choice, Still absolutely blew us away. Their drink menu featured all those classic cocktails you never see on menus: Sidecars, Old-Fashioneds and more. I ordered a Moscow Mule which was refreshing and tart and minty deliciousness. A Moscow Mule is made with vodka, ginger beer, lime juice and sometimes, mint. It was fabulous!

We ordered a bunch of random items, all of which were delicious. Forgive the horrible flash lighting! These are the pork and ginger potstickers, with spaghetti squash. They were SO GOOD.

Banana fritters with caramel sauce.

Pumpkin ginger spice cake with coffee ice cream.

Crab cake!

Bacon-wrapped tater tots with chili ketchup. Also super good.

All of us ladies! The birthday girls sweetly received mini Astis from Miranda.

I can't recommend Still enough; we really enjoyed it and the atmosphere was great, too.


Bret said...

please tell me you reenacted oprah making moscow mules while camping.

Amber said...

oh don't you worry, I told the waitress all about it, and the wine club. I also asked why she didn't have copper cups like Oprah. lol.