Adieux's menu may be experiencing its best incarnation yet. Staples like Frito pies, rice bowls, and tacos are still around
Adieux café, Downtown’s sleeping giant, has a friendly, laidback vibe. It’s the sort of joint where you meet friends for lunch or a round of post-work, pre-dinner spirits. A spectrum of fine liquors is displayed for your perusal. The bartender can whip you up anything from classics like gimlets and Manhattans to brand-new, experimental specials.
Lately Chef Thomas Groff has been brewing tinctures to promote their forthcoming seasonal drink menu. Happy hour at Adieux happens every day from 4 to 6 p.m.
Adieux’s menu may be experiencing its best incarnation yet. Staples like Frito pies, rice bowls, and tacos are still around. Pro-tip: The carnitas sells out quickly, so plan accordingly. My faves are the Pully, a pulled-pork BBQ sandwich heaped with coleslaw, and the Banh Mi sandwich that pairs mushroom pate with pork loin. A superb vegetarian choice is the Bulbasaur sandwich, a marinated-and-grilled eggplant accented by green harissa, pickled beets, spinach and garlic mayonnaise. Traditionally made from African red peppers, Adieux’s harissa is a reimagined spread composed of green chiles, jalapenos and cilantro.
All sandwiches are now served on house-baked bread. Landing somewhere between bolillo and baguette, the bread is a crispy, chewy masterpiece. Feeling adventurous? Try the Musubi, a savory Hawaiian treat. Teriyaki Spam is placed on sticky rice, and the whole shebang is then wrapped in nori aka seaweed. It’s a salty, hearty combo that proves an unexpectedly satisfying snack.
— By Ariane Jarocki. Reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org.