To all who dwell in the Village, prepare yourself for an extended summer: the Grenade Bar and its terrace are now open for business!
What if it rains? Worry not, my friends; the inside has an open kitchen, modern ceilings with wooden panels, and a DJ to spin the night away.
Come for the drinks; you won’t be disappointed. I had the Ferdinand Megallan, a Megallan ice tea made with some serious peach vodka, black-spiced Kraken and a touch of lime ($8.75). J went for the Mandarin and Stormy, a Dark’N’Stormy 2.0 ($8.75). You guessed it, made with mandarin juice, the drink is as gutsy and delicious as a Bruce Cost Ginger Ale can get.
As for the food, Grenade offers a menu of Asian-inspired nibbles. Skip the peanuts and head straight to the crab cakes ($14). Crunchy on the outside, moist and buttery on the inside, the cakes are a sweet deal meant to be dipped in the accompanying fish sauce. But beware – they come with feisty little bits of green chilies! The Asian in me cried of happiness biting into one of them.