Band of Bohemia

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Band of Bohemia is a gathering of artists. There is co-founder Michael Carroll, who worked at Alinea before turning his talents toward brewing (and now sells beer to Alinea's sister property, Next). Carroll churns out on-premise, herbaceous and food-friendly brews (offering at least five on any given day) with names like Grilled Apple Tarragon Ale and Persimmon Honey Biscuit. Sommelier Crag Sindelar crafted the wine list and Executive Chef Matt Dubois created the menu. Dubois' menu begins with small plates — three quartets listed under the beer to which they are ideally paired, and here the beer is driving the menu. The entree-sized plates are listed with individual pairing suggestions, and the beer necessities are less pronounced.Highlights among the apple-tarragon ale dishes include the pretty and simple bass crudo, perked up with citrus and pink peppercorn and given a bit of weight by little drops of rich aioli; and a superb composition of roasted carrots, a vegan dish with coffee and black-sesame notes, topped by carrot-licorice foam. Miso-marinated and charred cabbage add interest to another dish that otherwise would be another miso cod concoction. The interior is inviting and warm with quaint dining tables and a long bar extending the length of most of the spot.