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Midtown’s Secret – Tuli Bistro

If you don’t know where Tuli Bistro is, you’ll likely have a hard time finding it on your own.  Situated on the corner of 21st and S Streets, Tuli has no signage to advertise its existence.  However, if you walk by during meal time, the

packed restaurant tells that something good is going on inside.  Tuli is truly a neighborhood spot; it’s cozy, quaint and the staff is knowledgeable and friendly.  They have a diverse beer and wine list and are more than happy to help you choose a wine or beer to suit your tastes.

Kris and I had agreed to meet my parents at Tuli at 6:30pm.  We got there about 6, and sat at the bar to have a drink and wait.  It’s a good thing we did, because by 6:30, the place was packed!  We were quickly seated at a nice table for four.

The menu is full of mouthwatering choices, and it was hard to decide what to eat!  We started with a bottle of Talbott Pinot Noir and all of us ordered a Caesar Salad.  Now let me tell you that this isn’t your average Caesar.  Our lovely server, Jessica, asked each of us if we wanted anchovies to which we all replied, “yes”!  The salad was perfectly dressed and served with shaved parmesan cheese and homemade croutons.  The dressing is what really makesCaesar Salad stand out – you can literally taste every flavor…garlic, lemon and pepper.  Yum!

For dinner, I chose the Mussels because I love shellfish.

They were served with bacon, garlic and whole grain mustard type broth and were just heavenly.  Kris and my parents ordered the Scallop Risotto.  The scallops were seared to perfection and the risotto had a very nice balsamic and corn flavor

Overall the meal was delicious and Tuli remains a favorite local spot.  Definitely try it out if you are looking for a new restaurant to try in midtown!

For more information on Tuli, visit their website at http://www.tulibistro.com/

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