The Lost Bar
Magical Star Cocktail
organic mango & passion fruit liqueur, coconut rum, pineapple juice, and a multicoloured glow cube
Pumpkin Spice Martini
Grey Goose, ice cream, and pumpkin spice
with lettuce, 1000 Island dressing, and pickles
First of all, the Magical Star Cocktail gets two thumbs up. It’s different, it smells great, it’s tasty, the ingredients were well-balanced, and let me tell you — I’m not sure why the bars back home haven’t caught on to this glow cube thing yet. It’s genius. And it would be so much fun in a club (or at home, maybe). The pumpkin spice martini was like alcoholic milk with pumpkin spice sprinkled on top — and I found nothing to complain about, besides A) the bartender took my glass away before it was empty (!??) and B) I’m not an enormous straight vodka fan, so it was a little overpowering for my likes.
You have to give it to a place like this. They don’t want people getting horrifyingly drunk, so instead of banning alcohol, they price it so far out of the norm that you don’t want to buy more than one drink per person.
As for the food — it was bar food. What did you really expect?
The chicken sandwich was surprisingly moist and perfectly grilled. It came bare-bones, only lettuce, so garnish as you please (DH uses only mayo). The bun was toasted on the grill as well, a nice touch.
You know, this is the first time that I have ever described a burger in this way (and I hope I never have to again): It was slippery. It wasn’t disgustingly greasy, but the whole thing just slipped out of the bun when I took a bite. It had a little bit of 1000 Island smeared on the bottom half of the bun. There were three slices of pickles, which to me is usually a good sign. The lettuce was wet and thin and didn’t really help provide any traction. I had to add ketchup just to get a little flavour, and that didn’t help the slippery food problem. Then again, I’ve had worse bar food at home, and it was passable.
The fries, however, were not. Ask for the apple slices instead of the fries. It was late in the day, so the fries were decidedly…lacking. Completely unsalted — well, that’s understandable…But also dry as bones. Not going to go down that road again any time soon.
Overworked bartender(s) made it hard to get so much as an ice water after we’d placed our initial order. But for some reason, the water here actually tastes better than the water at home.