Great Atmosphere, Food, and Beer
Posted on 01 / 22 / 2014
I would give it five "happy cows," but that option is reserved for vegetarian restaurants.
I was just wowed by everything with this restaurant. The atmosphere is warm and welcoming, hip and modern, but woodsy and tavern-like. It all comes together very well. All of the staff we encountered seemed to be on top of things and were very friendly.
With lots of beers on draft and a huge whiskey selection, the drink options are great.
For appetizers, we shared a veggie chilli and vegan wings ("muddy"). The chilli was incredibly simple but so delicious. It was a mix of a few kinds of beans, some corn, and BBQ sauce. No fake meat or anything, which in this case, worked really well. The wings actually looked like small drumsticks with a skewer for the bone. They looked pretty awesome. The texture was impeccable and the sauce absolutely delicious. We actually ended up tearing up a few pieces of wings and putting them in the chilli and it made it even more exciting.
For my entree, I ordered the vegan spare ribs with a side of coleslaw. There were several other vegan entrees that sounded good, so it was nice having some choices. The dish was presented really well. It was pieces of "meat" that seemed slightly charred then cooked in BBQ sauce with bell pepper strips, onions, and pine nuts. The coleslaw was simple, fairly dry, and paired very well. It was all pretty good.
One of my favorite parts was the bottle of spicy BBQ sauce on the table that was also sweet. I put it on everything and it made already great food even more flavorful.
I wish I had saved room for dessert. They offer vegan vanilla ice cream with different fruit drizzle flavors.
I will definitely be back and highly recommend it to others.
Atmosphere, Menu options (both food and drinks)