Posted by The Editorial Desk / Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010
The nary two-year-old experiment that was Tap & Vine officially came to a close Monday night.
But co-founder Joy Reinhardt reports that the spirit of the craft brew-fielding, kid-friendly dining haven will live on at her flagship property, Restaurant Vero.
Vero also absorbed the neighboring Grape Juice wine shop a while back.
The culinary consolidation means Vero will now be open from lunch through dinner daily, with a new bar menu–a compact carte featuring various T&V carry-overs, including: the Spanish trio (manchego, chorizo and olive tapenade), homemade tater tots and rotating flatbread pizzas–available from open to close.
Vero also inherits more sandwiches and entree options at lunch (the custom mac & cheese is also migrating), familiar kid’s offerings (build-your-own pastas, homemade chicken fingers) and, of course, T&V’s signature closers (cracker jack, malted milk sundaes).
No word yet on whether T&V’s enviable beer catalog will fully transfer.
Meanwhile, Rheinhardt said another local restaurateur has already been in touch about snatching up the T&V site. Those negotiations have not yet been finalized.