Another successful restaurant from the folks that brought Toro Bravo and others to life, the Mediterranean Exploration Company is definitely worth exploring. They even take reservations which is a nice bonus. Finding a parking spot in the Pearl, however, can be another matter. Give yourself plenty of time. The food is fantastic, and the drinks are good enough to match. We were there during the soft launch and tried an Arak Frappe which is no longer on the menu, but a few months later, the signature 50 Year Old Virgin cocktail pictured to the right is simply wonderful. Other interesting spirit and liqueur combinations round out the menu so there is something sure to satisfy anyone. An extensive spirits, wine and beer list along with a selection of non-alcoholic options will help everyone have a good time.