With spacious outdoor patios seating almost 100 guests, roll-up doors to our dining room, and all tables inside and out spaced up to 6-10 apart, there is no easier place to relax than at Tavern on Kruse these sunny days.
A little birdie told me that you should expect a formal announcement from the State soon about face shields like the ones our staff wears proving safer (for everyone) than face masks and becoming the new “recommended” PPE for all of us. Because you’ve been asking and it’s about to become “the thing,” I’ll tell you now that ours are provided by WaveCel bicycle helmets, who have adapted their factory to making face shields. You can order yours at wavecel.com by clicking in the green banner at the top of their page.
Monday & Wednesday
The George Colligan Trio
George Colligan has 24 albums out, has played with all the greats, played festivals (literally) around the world and taught at Juliard in NYC. George is one of the musicians that helped Tavern exceed everyone’s expectations by surprising them with live, amazing music when we reopened. The George Colligan Trio, featuring Eric Gruber on bass and Michael Raynor on drums is fun, upbeat, and way over Tavern’s pay grade.
Having recorded or performed with Beyonce, Ray Charles, Esperanza Spaulding and dozens of the world’s most respected musicians, Christopher Brown is one of the two drummers who helped Tavern put its reopening “house band” together. Now that you know who’s on stage, tune into the genius of Chris as he’s joined by Greg Goebel on Keys and Ross Garlow on Bass.
He’s played for The Queen of England, toured with Diana Ross for decades, played with Placido Domingo and Jose Carreras, and has appeared on The Tonight Show, Late Night with David Letterman, NBC’s Today Show and Oprah.
Playing with George will be Kevin Deitz on bass and Chris Lee on drums.
We believe that the State’s new “indoor mask” is probably prudent given “better safe than sorry” but we know that not everyone agrees. Last week, a few demonstrations of dissent at our front desk proved to be as unkind toward our hosts as they were ineffectual. It would help us out if you could remind your guests to bring a mask whether your reservations are indoors or out just in case someone needs to come indoors to use the facilities. If anyone needs a disposable mask, we will happily provide one and quietly charge $1 to your tab. It’s a law. We have no choice. We all need to be as good to one another as possible, probably now more than ever.