Even the prettiest new restaurants don't always nail the food. And even those new restaurants that do nail the food, often don't nail the service. Charlie Bird gets all of the above and more; it's one of my favorite openings of the year.
Charlie Bird has some 20 speakers, and across from the windows on the second level, four boombox prints hang. For a half a second, they seem like conventional photographs, but look again. Says the artist, "the idea was to make the boomboxes look like they went to battle, war, or space."