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Friday, April 25, 2008

Margaritas plus chocolate

A new dessert/nightspot/bar is opening in Kenwood, probably making it the first dessert/nightspot/bar in the area. It's called The Chocolate Tequila, and it's going to be in Jalapeno's on Hosbrook Road. So it's not a brand-new place, but more of a concept within a restaurant.
Lori Levy is the woman behind it. Her idea combines Mexican food with chocolate desserts and drinks, plus live music and dancing. The signature drink will be a margarita in a chocolate and salt-rimmed glass. (I'll have to try that before I decide what I think.) There will be salsa music with Salsa Caliente once a month, and live music on Fridays and Saturdays. She's planning to do a teen night on Thursdays. "There are tons of restaurants in the area. You can go out to eat, maybe go to a movie, but then you go home," she said. "This is a way to make a whole evening out." On Second Salsa Saturdays, you can spend your whole Saturday night in one place with dinner from 8-9:30, salsa lessons from 9:30-1030, and dancing after that. She plans to open May 16.


at 11:15 AM Blogger Lauren Bishop said...

Wait, so is Jalepeno's closing? I love that place! Or is it just opening inside the restaurant?

at 11:44 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

woo! we have a Lauren Bishop sighting!

at 11:46 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great question Lauren! I was going to post the same question.

at 1:32 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love to lay into a bunch o' Mexican food and then shake my ass.

If the next foodie report gathering takes place there, I would love to demonstrate.

at 1:37 PM Blogger Lauren Bishop said...

I'll be there with my video camera.

at 2:03 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Deals off...I'm supposed to be home incarcerated.

at 4:51 PM Anonymous betsy zelek said...

No! Jalapenos is definately not closing - still going strong. The Chocolate Tequila will be inside the existing restaurant, as a new addition.

at 2:33 PM Blogger Polly Campbell said...

No, it's not closing. Sorry. This is going to take over the space after the dinner rush is over

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