First and Main Features: Wobbly Olive
Having a background in chemistry comes in handy when you’re a professional bartender. Inez Fitzgerald owner of Wobbly Olive at First and Main, was just months away from medical school when she and husband Sean, decided to bring an upscale restaurant to the city’s northeast side.
Wobbly Olive is a local favorite for date night, ladies’ nights, birthdays, anniversaries, and happy hour. The chef-inspired menu rotates seasonally and features only the freshest ingredients. Planning a date night or anniversary? Grab dinner and cocktails (be sure to sit on the beautiful patio in the warmer months) before catching a movie at Cinemark at First and Main, just steps away.
Martini Monday $6 martinis from 4:00-close
Tuesday through Friday, enjoy $5 house wines, $6 martinis and half price beer from 4-6 p.m.
The charcuterie board is, hands down, one of the most generous you will find in town. The board boasts a generous portion of smoked meats and cheeses, locally baked crostini’s, fig jam, dates and nuts, house made spicy pickles, lavender honey goat cheese, and more. Inez recommends pairing with the “Dirty Diana”, a dirty martini served with blue cheese stuffed olives and a delicious dash of truffle oil.
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Wobbly Olive serves fantastic mocktails for those who cannot or chose not to imbibe. Almost every drink on the menu can be created without alcohol. “We love to make pregnant women feel fancy,” says Inez.
Although you won’t find this on the menu, regulars continue to ask for the “Lavender Lemon Drop” made with fresh lemon juice, lemon vodka and lavender simple syrup. Simple, refreshing.
This family owned and operated business takes pride not just in the quality of the items on their thoughtfully curated menu but in providing a living wage to their staff. For nine months in 2020, during the most challenging time in restaurant history, Sean and Inez chose not to take a salary, instead pouring their savings into their business and their employees, paying them throughout the shutdown so that they wouldn’t have to file for unemployment.
Locally owned businesses still need your support! Call to host or cater your holiday party (up to 60 people).