New at Firefly and Beyond

Although the departure of chef John Wabeck will be a big loss for the Hotel Madera's Firefly, there are new reasons at the bar to visit the cozy restaurant.

New floor manager Will Earls is creating a daily cocktail for $7 to feature during happy hour. Watch for drinks made with innovative ingredients like Earl Grey tea and wasabi. The 4 to 7 p.m. happy hour runs Monday through Saturday and offers drinks and snacks, like housemade charcuterie plates, all for either $4 or $7.

Speaking of Firefly, the restaurant's former general manager, Derek Brown, is joining forces with the talented Johnny Monis as Komi's new sommelier. Brown, who was most recently at Citronelle, will start later this month. Congrats to both parties.

(And props to Komi's new and improved web site!)