Where You Won’t Find Barrel-Aged Cocktails or Fernet Branca
New smaller combo Red Lobster/Olive Gardens with
shared kitchens make the mind reel–could one substitute endless Cheddar Bay
Biscuits for breadsticks? (Seriously, who wouldn't if they could?)
Yet the more fascinating aspect is that these prototypes–only
six currently exist–house a separate Darden brand, The Atrium Bar, with a menu
belonging to neither restaurant.
The only photographic evidence, above, isn't
exactly convincing, but as a Darden completist (I still need to get to West Nyack and
try Yard House, a newish acquisition) I would try a flatbread and glass of
Chateau Ste. Michelle Riesling (I don't even need to see a menu to know that
would be poured).
Photo: Wilkes Journal Patriot