When I asked Eric for a chance to pick his brain about Cuba, he suggested meeting at Smuggler's Cove, a new Tiki-themed rum bar.
I was saddened to learn this bar was formerly Jade, one of my favorite watering holes. The new owner easily spent $1 million completely revamping the space. It could be kitschy, but it's not. The bartender was friendly and knowledgeable and the atmosphere was cozy.