Friday, December 15, 2006

Farm 255

This downtown restaurant located next to Clocked, is devoted to organic locally grown foods. It also hosts a number of musical acts during the week and on weekends. It is definitely one of the more upscale restaurants in town, but from what I can tell, it is definitely worth the price. The menu changes frequently because it relies on what is currently available so you never know what you may end up finding. One drawback I found (besides the price) was that they didn't have very many vegetarian options. You would think that being an organic place they would want to cater more to this type of crowd, but apparently they did not.

They also have a large bar, where they serve everything from the most exotic wines and liquors to the cheapest beers. After 11 on the weekends, they stop serving food and bring in different bands and musicians that you can see for free. When I went friday night Gabriel Kelley was playing. I have reviewed them before, and other than saying that they were excellent, I don't have a lot to say about that. I would like to say that it's nice to see how they've grown over the years, particularly the front man, Gabe. One of my earliest memories of Gabe was him at our house at one of our infamous middle school parties (they were awful) attempting to teach my brother a few chords (he was awful and still is) but Gabe was pretty good for a 14 year old kid.

The atmosphere was pretty nice. It was still pretty casual despite the upscale menu. The setup was nice for a band with plenty of chairs and tables and a well stocked bar. The acoustics were excellent as well. Not only were we able to hear them with a minimum of effort, despite the occasionally loud crowd, but well talking to the band they mentioned that this was one of the few venues in which they were able to hear each other.

The Farm is a great place to take a date or your parents for some excellent food or some great music. If you're earth/health conscious or just bohemian chic and you're looking to impresses the Farm is the place to be for great food, great music, great drinks, and a good time.

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