Arts & Culture
1:52 pm
Thu November 21, 2013

Carmen's De La Calle Offers Global Food And Local Music, But Not For Long

We don't normally do stories about eateries and bars, but the promise of "global eats and local acts" got my attention.

"We concentrate on giving you a global experience and then we use local entertainment," said Paula Sullivan from Carmen’s de la Calle, a European-inspired cafe that features live music.

Although they serve up a global experience with the food, Sullivan said she also thinks of her establishment as a tapas bar. Tapas cover a wide variety of things Americans tend to order as appetizers.

"Tapas was a way to introduce smaller portions but also a way to introduce a wider palate of food," Sullivan said.

But what really sets things off is the entertainment.

"On Thursdays it’s dedicated to jazz, Friday is dedicated to the flamenco dances and Saturday is our world music catch-all," she said. "And we have tango groups in, flamenco, jazz and we had a Paraguayan harp player. We also have a local group; they’re more of a Latin Reggae Fusion."

There is one hitch regarding Carmen's de la Calle: They’ve lost their lease and they don’t yet have a new home so the last weekend is December 13-14.