Isla, the new tropical restaurant and bar from the owners of Peche, will open next
Sunday, March 1 Update: Monday, March 2. Owner Rob Pate took over the next-door former Pleasant Storage Room space after its sudden shutter last December. Keeping in the spirit of the previous tenant, Isla will focus on "island-inspired food and drink." Originally, the bar was going to be named Peche’s Old Kill Devil
Dishes by executive chef John Lichtenberger, also of Peche, include grilled octopus and a spicy seafood pepper pot. The rum-focused bar menu have traditional tiki and classic rum drinks, as well as signature concoctions like Dawn of the Apes, made with two different rums, banana liqueur, and pineapple. The space will keep the Cuban murals from Pleasant Storage Room, and add new art pieces. There will also be a large island landscape artwork visible from the entrance.
Isla will be open on Mondays through Fridays from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m., and Saturdays and Sundays from 5 p.m to 2 a.m.