While the tapas boom is great for tasting several dishes in a single visit, it can start to get very costly fast if you're hungry. At Poppy, long-time Herb Garden chef Jerry Traunfeld borrows the "Thali" (large platter) concept from India, and serves 7 to 10 pretty excellent different bites at a time.
The cocktails are good too. I had a tasty Papi Delicious (tequila, curacao, red bell pepper, jalapenos, lime and mint) and a Six Twenty Two (rye, Amarao Nonino, rhurbarb, and Angostura bitters). The decor is a little open and cold for a bar, but the food and drinks will definitely keep this high on my list of dinner choices.
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