If you think nothing exciting happens in the suburbs, you obviously haven’t been to The Last Page. The modern American menu's influences span the globe, but the cocktail menu, complete with glitter, smoke and flames, keeps us coming back. A cup depicting a distressed-looking red fish wears a lime broach of flames in the Mai Tai ($15), while the Thai Butterfly ($15), presented tableside like a gift in a golden box, opens to reveal a gold pixie dust treat in a cloud of smoke.
But with flavors infused into these elements, it’s more than a dry-ice-esque gimmick. “We wanted to bring some of the excitement that happens behind the bar into the dining room,” says Angelica Sbai, director of beverage for Kind of One Concepts. “I'm also a firm believer that you eat with your eyes first, and I wanted to invoke all the senses.”