Inspired by a sailing bar in Newport Rhode Island, Pat Dower and Mike Andre have transformed the former location of Tavolini, 3074 Fairfield Avenue, into The Black Rock Yacht & Athletic Club. It has a look and feel of a traditional yacht club social atmosphere, but Dower says all are welcome.
“It’s a play on a club but it’s really a public bar and restaurant,” says Dower. “We classed the idea up a bit for Black Rock and opened BRYAC.”
We at OIB like to crack open the juicy stuff and Friday at 7 p.m. Dower and his business partner Andre will open their doors offering a fresh raw bar of oysters, clams and shrimp. Starters include fried calamari, pan roasted Maine mussels, crab cakes, oyster rockefeller, clams casino and potato skins. Entrees include baked cod with lobster sauce, crab mac n’ cheese, cornish hen, New York strip and linguini in clam sauce. Plus an assortment of burgers and sandwiches.
The owners of Tavolini closed their doors more than a year ago so it’s nice to see that location filled with a new look and concept. Check it out. www.bryac.org.