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Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Save room for a dessert (bar)

This Saturday, a new "ultra lounge and dessert bar" called Serenity is scheduled to open its doors in Corryville. I went to a sneak preview on Friday, and at least on that particular night, it was heavier on the lounge than it was on the dessert. The only dessert-y offering was creme brulee (the other food was more appetizer-y). But from the looks of the menu on their Web site, they'll also be offering triple chocolate fondue, mousse, bread pudding, cheesecake, chocolate cake, apple pie, gelato and sorbet. Yum!

At any rate, it's certainly an interesting addition to Short Vine, which appeals more to people in search of a tattoo, a rock concert or a shiny new grill than it does Serenity's target audience (described on their Web site as "a demographic that will reflect a culturally diverse, educated, business professional, twenty-five and older in search of entertainment"). It also had some decor that I've never seen before, such as this room with a sand-covered floor (thanks to my co-worker Jamie for the photo). If you go at some point, let me know what you think.


at 2:28 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

im suprised that no one has mentioned that paul sturkey only ownes mesh. He sold all of his other resturants.

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