Focusing on local farms to source their meat, the restaurant team has revamped the menu around six signature burgers, which include: The Sunday Brunch, The Balboa, Hell's Kitchen, Juicy Lucy, P.E.T.A (Vegetarian) and The Black & Bleu. Patrons will also be welcome to build their own stuffed burgers from a long list of ingredients. Taps will also serve a selection of gourmet fries including fresh-cut Truffle Fries, Spicy Fries, Stadium Fries, BBQ Fries, Jerk Sweet Potato Fries and Garlic Parmesan Fries. You had me at "Truffle Fries."
The new management group seeks to make Taps even more of a comfortable neighborhood hangout with a full bar featuring a happy hour every day, including one stuffed burger option for just $5. They promise a kickin' juke box as well as live bands and DJs. If you remember the more acoustic songwriter focus of Taps and Tapas, you can expect the energy level of the music to be much more upbeat if not downright rowdy.
The new Taps is so new that they haven't even updated their website or Facebook page with the new menu info, so I won't point you there yet. After a week of friends and family events to make the full format transition, Taps will be having a soft opening for the public today. They're open for lunch and dinner, so drop on by and let us know here in the comments what you think of the new incarnation.
2117 Belcourt Ave.