In one of the bigger coups of the year, Jasper's Corner Tap nabbed two key team members from nearby cocktail den, Burritt Room, earlier this year. "Bar Star" Kevin Deidrich and manager Matthew Meidinger make Jasper's opening one of the few where the bar program far eclipses the food, at least as far as pre-opening buzz goes. (Note: the esteemed Jacques Bezuidenhout also consulted on the cocktail list.) As you see in this gallery here, the restaurant and pub has wrapped up its remodel of the former Ponzu interior, and is ready for tomorrow's opening. Puccini Group re-designed things with a Jetsonesque gastropub vibe. 137 seats are divided amongst two communal tables, the TV-laden bar, lounge and restaurant.
For your pre-opening menu purposes, here's the first release of the dessert menu, along with dinner, beer/wine and cocktails—ahem—the beverage book. So far, we've heard some very nice things about chef Adam Carpenter's deviled eggs. Although Jasper's cocktails have usurped most of the ink up to now, master sommelier Emily Wines put together the wine list here, including six tap options; and there are 18 beers on tap and 25 bottles. Nothing to sneeze at. Brunch will be served on Saturday and Sunday. Other fun facts: the restaurant is named after Jasper O'Farrell, the man who decided to put Market Street on the diagonal. Early reports, as always, here. Facebookage. Website.
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