. . . And World Piece
We’re probably all wishing for the elusive peace on earth this holiday season, but at least we’ll have World Piece on Stone by Christmas. Yes, the restaurant from Coffee Underground owner Dana Lowie is almost open next to the second location of her coffee shop – this one called Coffee on Stone – in the Westone development at 109 W. Stone Ave. With her certificate of occupancy and liquor license in hand, Lowie is working with the staff for a few more days before opening to the public. Target public opening date is Dec. 19. The menu will have half-a-dozen different flavors of wings, Chicago style pizza, and burgers – basically, something for just about everyone who wants to hang with their families in a casual atmosphere.
After almost two years of no reservations, except for the chef’s tasting table, The Anchorage has partnered with RESY to offer reservations up to 30 days in advance for brunch and dinner, while also keeping tables and the bar open for the loyal walk-ins. That means New Year’s Eve reservations are now available, and those will fill up. This year for NYE The Anchorage will be offering a limited choice four course tasting menu ($55 per person) with an optional wine pairing ($45 per person). On the menu will be some of their favorite wines and favorite dishes from the past two years as well as some new creations. Also keep in mind the restaurant will be closed following days: Dec. 24-26 and Jan. 1-2. Visit theanchoragerestaurant.com to book your table.
Papi’s Club de Cena
When Papi cooks, you want to be there, because the namesake of Papi’s Tacos does way more than just tacos. When the second Papi’s location is announced (very soon), it will include a full menu of authentic Mexican offerings showcasing the culinary heritage of Jorge Borrales (Papi). In the mean time, though, the taco and torta shop on the Reedy River is hosting a monthly dinner club to introduce what those traditional menu items may be. On Dec. 6, the small casual restaurant was transformed into a white tablecloth venue for the first Club de Cena. The five-course dinner included cocktail and Spanish wine pairings. On the menu were chorizo and potato empanadas, shrimp ceviche, lamb tacos and consommé soup, Chile Colorado, and tres leches cake. The next Club de Cena is scheduled for Jan. 24, so keep an eye out for tickets.