Two Sundays ago Adam and I had the good fortune to attend the 2nd anniversary party of one of our favorite restaurants, Tavolo.
When Tavolo first opened two years ago, we were both excited since we were already big fans of of Chris Douglass's other Dorchester restaurant, Ashmont Grill (located only a stone's throw from Tavolo). Offering elegant yet comforting Italian dishes, delicious pizzas and a to die for antipasto plate, Tavolo also has a great cocktail and wine list and some of the friendliest people (working the bar, and regular customers) you will meet. It's no surprise this place quickly grew to be one of our go-to places for great food, drink and company.
When we first started this blog and were looking for local bars and restaurants that made an effort to serve local beer, Tavolo popped right up on our list (you can read our original rave review here). We love Chris Douglas's commitment to small and local business, and especially to local beer!
In any case the anniversary party featured a special $2 menu as well as $2 bellinis, live music and an incredible turnout.
The music was great, the atmosphere was festive and while I partook of the martinis, Adam enjoyed Tavolo's latest offering from the Harpoon Leviathan series, the Bohemian Pilsner. While he is not normally a fan of pilsners, he thoroughly enjoyed this one stating that it's richer body made it more drinkable than other pilsners he has tried.
We couldn't leave without getting a photo of Chris and our favorite bartenders, Brian and Donna.
Tavolo is a true friend of local beer and a fantastic place to grab dinner and a drink. It's worth checking out the next time you have an empty spot on your calendar and a yen for some great local beer, delicious food and fun people to enjoy it with.
Tavolo is located at 1918 Dorchester Avenue in Dorchester. Find them on Facebook and Twitter.