ford cocktail
fords gin, blanc vermouth, orange bitters

log lady
bols genever, kleos mastiha liqueur, cinzano, braulio

we’ll always have paris
hine cognac, oloroso sherry, berries, creme de cacao, mole bitters

raw vegan pirate diet
privateer silver rum, green chartreuse, luxardo bitter bianco, ancho reyes verde, thai basil

pecan sandy
brown butter washed whiskey, demerara syrup, pecan bitters

island fashion
bacardi 8 rum, guava, allspice, polynesian bitters

somerville squirrel
bourbon, lemon, creme de noyaux, almond, pomegranate

nat king kola
coganc, habib’s kola nut liqueur, lime, averna, acid phosphate

bananakin skywalker
scotch, pineapple, lime, cappelletti, banana, maple, angostura

suffering venture swizzle
privateer silver rum, batavia arrack, lime, honey, ginger, chocolate, mole bitters, red wine

frightened tiger
pisco, lime, almond, apricot, suze, persimmon bitters, egg white

treaty of friendship
suntory toki whiskey, lemon, fino sherry,st. george spiced pear liqueur, black walnut bitters



snacks by field & vine


crispy chicken sandwich ~ $13
pimenton aioli, lettuce, onion roll, pickle

castelvetrano olives ~ $4
orange, chili flakes, sichuan peppercorns 

buttermilk ranch popcorn ~ $5

assorted pickles ~ $5

pao de quiejo ~ $6
brazilian style cheese puffs, parmesan

cheese plate ~ $13
3 daily selections, crostini, accoutrement

green garlic whipped feta ~ $10
nettle, seeded pita, herb salad
(extra crackers $1)

spiced nuts ~ $4
old bay, meyer lemon


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