The second half of the expansion, hopes Thompson, will be completed by mid-April. "The new space will be the hardcore drinking side with parlor games, darts and our drunk buddies, while the original part of Argyll will continue to remain food-driven," explains Thompson. "The other side will be a little grittier and the menu will be more approachable, more pub-like." To that end, executive chef Sergio Romero plans to create a board with fish and chips, build-your-own lamb, beef, salmon or pork belly sliders, and chicken wings -- but not just any chicken wings. "Our version of chicken wings will be a little different," promises Thompson. "We'll do wings with an apple gastrique and maybe a little chile."
What could conceivably be the best part of the enlargement, however, is the presence of four bars, one of which will be on the patio. "Think about it: You can fall in any direction and hit one of the bars," jokes Thompson.
Start practicing now, kids.