Audrey Claire Taichman's Twenty Manning, on 20th Street north of Spruce (at Manning), is back after a five-week redo to both its philosophy and look.
She's making it clear that she's trying to impress her neighbors, not necessarily the critics.
It's now Twenty Manning Grill, and chef-partner Kiong Banh has put out an eclectic American menu -- utterly accessible and moderate-priced (everything is $22 and under). There will be a daily special (hot dogs on Mondays, fish and chips on Thursdays, for now). It's dinner only, daily, at the start.
Though the menu is still a work in progress -- and as such is not being made available -- Banh is offering at the outset such dishes as heirloom tomato gazpacho with pineapple-basil sorbet; moules frites with classic broth, crusty bread and bourbon remoulade; pan-seared scallops with pink grapefruit supremes, sauteed spinach, and yellow pepper olive oil; and an 8-ounce "TMG Burger," made of grass-fed, pasture-raised beef with special sauce, iceberg lettuce, plum tomato and raw purple onion, served on a cutting board topped with what Taichman calls a "good pickle" alongside fries.