The Bee's Knees Tapas Restaurant
211 10TH ST.
WHAT'S THERE: Appetizer-size portions of food from around the world
THE ATMOSPHERE: Cool and stylish, with exposed brick walls and live music on weekends
SIGNATURE DISH: Tuna carpaccio: Thinly sliced sashimi grade yellow-fin tuna with ripe avocados in an Asian vinaigrette, $8.50
ON THE MENU: Samosa: Two spicy Indian pastries filled with potatoes and peas served with cilantro yogurt chutney, $5.25; baked green lip mussels: Four large New Zealand green lip mussels baked with Japanese aioli sauce, $6.95; crab & artichoke dip: Crab claw meat and artichoke hearts baked in a creamy Parmesan sauce with toasted baguettes, $5.95; and pad thai with tofu, chicken or shrimp: spicy Thai rice noodle stir fry flavored with egg, cilantro, mung bean sprouts, carrots, and peanuts, $7.50 and $8.50
AVERAGE PRICE: Appetizer, entre, and drink: $8 for lunch; $15 for dinner
THE BASICS: 11 a.m. to midnight Tuesday-Thursday, 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Friday and noon to 1 a.m. Saturday; 828-3600