Word of Mouth

The Village Cork is what a girl wants

I got off to a rough start during a recent meal at the Village Cork, 1300 South Pearl Street, mostly because I was having trouble integrating myself into the feminine fold. The restaurant, full of charming knickknacks and smiling women, could sell you a lifestyle with dinner. And given that I'm not exactly girly, I felt like I was doomed to be the masculine elephant in the room, the only patron that didn't fit into the fairy tale.
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Laura Shunk was Westword's restaurant critic from 2010 to 2012; she's also been food editor at the Village Voice and a dining columnist in Beijing. Her toughest assignment had her drinking ten martinis and eating ten Caesar salads over the course of 48 hours. She still drinks martinis, but remains lukewarm on Caesar salads.
Contact: Laura Shunk