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Tarpy's Roadhouse Restaurant Review: Tarpy's is a landmark restaurant featuring a sophisticated, casual vibe and a bar boasting a creative cocktail menu inspired by goods freshly picked from the on-site garden. The pet-friendly patio is one of the nicest around, and the interior has an airy and contemporary Southwestern feel. Chef Todd Fisher's menu ranges from light bites to comfort food. Start with a small plate, perhaps the whimsical "frickles" (hot, tangy, crunchy, fried pickles). Try the mushroom cheeseburger with a touch of bone marrow mixed with the ground beef, accompanied by a "mini" wedge salad that's plenty big. Traditionalists can go straight for the classic meatloaf --- the elevated roadhouse fare here is satisfying. Chocolate peanut butter mousse is a locals' favorite, and with good reason; refreshing house sorbets make it just as difficult to put the spoon down.