anyway, we finally settled in the hillside room, the "elegant dining" portion of the tavern. i don't have much to say about the whole experience except the service was very nice but very slow, i enjoyed my glass of zen of zin, and the uninspired lasagna was roughly the size of my head.
(head not pictured)
the hillside room gets a big "it's alright".
brian also wanted me to post a picture of his kickass parallel-parking. here it is, at no extra charge. (pay no mind to the disgusting dirtiness of my car)