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Ruta Smith

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If ceviche and coconut shrimp are your jam, and you want to slip away into a cabana for some stiff drinks, run, don’t walk, to The Getaway. With Top Chef alum Emily Hahn at the helm, this King St. spot serves up a sophisticated list of drinks from a Colonial Cup made with madeira, Wray & Nephew, Lemon, and Demerara to a classic frozen Pina Colada. The food is both Caribbean and South American inspired, with dishes like a Chilean fish stew ($15) and confit pork ($16). The former arrives with six mussels, four shrimp, and two chunks of seared white fish, served in a thin mussel broth sweetened with coconut milk and lime juice. Once again reminiscent of Southeast Asian cuisine, the Chilean version is fresher and sweeter, punctuated by thinly sliced carrot, onion, and red bell pepper slices, as well a fresh cilantro and mint garnish. The pork is sweet with a little heat, the meaty goodness served with some decadent coconut-braised greens and three tiny roasted beets. The shotgun shaped restaurant and bar is narrow with cozy booths. In the back there’s a lovely patio where The Getaway frequently projects movies. The vibe is relaxed and welcoming, just like a cabana bar should be. —Kinsey Gidick (Dish, Summer 2018)



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