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Bailey’s on the Beach
Cuisine: American, Organic/Locally Grown, Vegetarian/Health Foods, Fusion, Coffee/Tea/Espresso, Deli/Sandwiches, Seafood
$$ • Vegetarian Available • Booze Served • Delivery • Take Out / To-Go • Outdoor Patio • Wireless Internet
The concept of Bailey’s on the Beach seems to put some people off at first because, naturally, it’s nowhere near the ocean. On the other hand, “Bailey’s on the Taco Bell Parking Lot” doesn’t have the same ring. In any case, a few minutes on the restaurant’s third story deck at sunset will earn Bailey’s the benefit of the doubt. The beach theme finds its way into the dining experience in whimsical ways. The pasta dishes are made of organic, shell-shaped noodles. The seafood stew, a Cabernet bouillabaisse, is chunky and tastes like the sea. Fish tacos bear generous chunks of mahimahi and avocado, and are flanked by a dish of creamy papaya coleslaw. Bailey’s “beach burger” contains caramelized onions, jack cheese and double-roasted green chile on a quality ciabatta bun. The salads are made with feeling. There’s even cold-drip coffee! Fresh, tasty, healthy and inexpensive—we’re sold. (Alibi Staff, December 23, 2010)