The District is nestled in a budding strip off NE Second Avenue, a neighborhood where the pavement is jagged, houses are quaint, and restaurants are small and warm. Rivadero's dining room rivals Mandolin Aegean Bistro as the fanciest of the bunch. Surrounded by brick-lined walls are dainty flowers in vases, tea lights in mason jars, and a bar that's packed with an after-work crowd. Most nights, the rowdy din of Spanish words floats past the narrow front porch.
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