Park House made an immediate impression when it opened in late 2012 on Colfax Avenue, making our list of the ten best new bars for that year. Now the little craftsman cottage that features live music, including bluegrass music every Wednesday, is marking its second anniversary this weekend with a parking lot party and has rolled out a new menu to help with the celebration.
The anniversary party runs from 2 to 11:30 p.m. this Saturday, September 27, with a parking-lot party featuring music on an outdoor stage from Dragondeer, Ignatius Reilly, Dead Larry, and Johnny Miller & Erinn Lukes.
The new menu was created by Scott Durrah of Jezebel's Southern Bistro and Bar fame, who also ran Jamaican joint 8 Rivers Cafe before that. Although Durrah created the menu, chef Spencer Alvarez is heading the kitchen at Park House, with a goal of appealing to both neighborhood families and later customers coming in for the live music. "We wanted a menu that spoke to the idea we are next to City Park," says Alvarez. "We want to cater to the casual family diner and the late night diner that is here to enjoy the music."
The menu features Southern touches thanks to Durrah, with baby back ribs glazed with Jim Beam Maple Whiskey barbecue sauce, Old Bay slaw on shrimp tacos, and BBQ pulled-pork sliders. Burger options include a hefty 10-ouncer with jalapeño cream cheese and bacon and a vegetarian burger with a house-made black bean patty, roasted peppers and garlic aioli. Families will love the ice-cream dessert menu, featuring a banana split for two and a Mexican Coke float.
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The new menu is already in place, so you can give it a try during Park House's regular business hours, starting nightly at 4 p.m. Apps and salads are all $3 off during the 4 to 7 p.m. happy hour. More information about the anniversary festivities can be found on the venue's website.