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The Pinewood Restaurant Review: Class-act mixology reigns supreme at The Pinewood, and wines and beers get short shrift. We've enjoyed the house-made biscuits with crisp pork belly; cornmeal-dusted oysters also make a fine starter, as does a salad of roasted beets with blue cheese and almonds; good drinks nibbles come in the form of "grits tots" or cheddar cheese hush puppies to share. We favor the slightly unorthodox ratatouille, which comes with pencil asparagus and a bed of soft polenta that seemed to want a bit of salt. The burger ordered rare came closer to well done, but it was still tasty. Two desserts --- beignets and pain perdu --- seem more appropriate for breakfast than for dessert (indeed, the pain perdu appears for brunch); the pecan tart is quite good --- complement it with a cup of Batdorf & Bronson French press coffee. Monday night specials focus on New Orleans-themed fare like gumbo, red beans and rice and jambalaya, while Wednesday is whiskey night. On Tuesdays, get three tacos for $10 while they last, and bottles of wine are half price on Thursdays.