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Groovy, baby: The downtown art crowd comes out for a beer at The Lost Leaf.

Up until recently, The Lost Leaf was an eclectic, newish art gallery downtown, located just off of Roosevelt Row. (It's two doors south of MADE Art Boutique, which is on the corner of 5th Street and Roosevelt.)

Now, it's also the area's newest watering hole, serving beer, wine, and sake. Some friends of mine stopped by there recently and said that the bar is up and running. (Since I first visited The Lost Leaf in January, there's been a big sign out front, announcing pending approval from the city.) Now open daily, the gallery will also be showcasing live music.

And on a related note -- i.e. something, anything novel to do over the summer -- I just found out that Zest is open for lunch now. Ever since it opened a few years ago, it's been a dinner-only kind of destination, but now it's well within the reach of the downtown lunch crowd (it's on 16th Street, just north of Indian School). See you there!

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