Frontiers: Laurel Hardware

One of the most exciting new openings around town lately was Laurel Hardware, a little restaurant right around the corner from me that makes its home in...a former hardware store. These days, the place is looking gorgeous with a sleek and always-crowded back bar, a delightfully tranquil olive tree-shaded back patio, and a bustling front room that looks in on the open kitchen.

The food is all seasonal and fresh, and the menu is constantly changing, so there are always surprises, you won't ever get bored of the selection.

They do have a few kinks to work out (like proper ventilation when they fire up that pizza oven), but for a very nice dining experience and a great date place, try it for your next dinner out.