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Local Deals: 120 * 90

Lunch Tues.-Fri., Dinner Tues.-Sun.
  • Dress code: Casual
  • Entertainment: Entertainment
  • Full bar

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Spotted Dog Cafe Restaurant Review

: The Spotted Dog's name makes one envision an English-style pub sign swinging outside the door. Not at the Firehouse, the overall name for this music-and-dining complex made from an old converted---oh, yeah, of course. Almost within walking distance of Powell Symphony Hall and the Fox Theatre, here are casual eats more thoughtful than those at most music venues, although the acoustics are just what you'd expect. So is the crowd that arrives later, young, exuberant, and dressed to impress each other, not the after-work crowd or the theater-goers of, say, 6:30 p.m. Not surprisingly, the beer list is geometrically larger than that of wine, but beer may be what you want with chicken wings in a smoky chipotle sauce that can be stoked to any desired heat. Chicken taquitos have a savory green sauce alongside, which also can team with onion rings that don't appear mass-produced and frozen. Yes, jukebox and televisions with sports on them, if that makes any difference. Go next door to the Firehouse music room if you can and look at the immense chandelier created by the owner. Late-ish dinners (after 8 p.m.) Sunday nights.

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