Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Lily Matini just shared the news with me today, about the loss of the iconic restaurant in Portsmouth Virginia. I have many fond memories of dining at the circle, the historic Art Deco piano bar in Portsmouth Virginia. I had many opportunities to visit the circle while stationed The USS Theodore Roosevelt, when it was in the Portsmouth shipyard for maintenance. The circle was only a short drive from the shipyards and a fun place to visit for dinner.
Restaurant was well known for its iconic mural of Hollywood stars above the bar. In the center of the circle sat a baby grand piano on a rotating platform. Each night at the circle, diners would be entertained with live piano music. The music was elegant but the food was simple, the menu consisted of fried chicken, seafood and soul food. Another wonderful thing about the circle, was the eclectic mix of clientele. Some patrons were dressed in their best, with suits, ties, dresses and pearls. This was in contrast to others who would show up in sweatpants and jeans, to cruise the buffet line.
Posted by Mike at 7:21 AM