Hidden from the general view in an enclave of Staten Island’s North Shore (not far from The Snug Harbor Cultural Center) is a family-friendly Southwestern-styled restaurant that has become a landmark for lovers of jazz and blues music on the borough - and beyond.
“There are people that come here from Brooklyn and New Jersey,” says general manager Jack Baboub, who has been with the club for the last ten years and who is in charge of booking various local acts on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.
The place’s décor makes you think of a country bar - there are saddles, bullhorns and pictures of Western legends and on its walls are posted several reviews that have appeared in local papers. The beer list is impressive - there are over 200 beers - and they also offer a vast variety of tequilas. The menu is
moderately priced - a bison burger sets you back for about $7 - dinner options rarely go over $14 and the service is effective and courteous. The kitchen closes at 11 pm on Fridays and at 1 am on Saturdays, offering a more limited late-night menu.