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Poitin

This hot spot’s new on the scene, and it’s already making quite the mark. It’s the kind of place you just have to try out after driving by, with a restored warehouse-vibe, massive windows and a huge patio in the heart of the Washington Avenue Arts District at 2313 Edwards.

The restaurant’s menu does the creative digs justice. It’s full of internationally inspired dishes. The slow-braised lamb neck’s emerged as an early favorite — it’s tender and served on a bed of cooked-to-perfection cauliflower couscous.

Another go to? Pick ya flavor pork skins, in either tomatillo-Guajillo, Cajun or Saigon kick.

Named for an ancient Irish spirit, it’s no surprise that Poitin is heavy on craft cocktails. Think the smoky Sancho with mezcal, Iago’s Patience with pisco and the Swayback with fennel liquor. Brunch launches in early June.