Doesn't the Flyer still use Backpage as its online classified provider?
I lived around the corner and remember the restaurant opening "a little more than a year ago" which makes the photo above with "Est. 1986" more than a little misleading. That date alone juxtaposed with mention of wifi below makes my head spin. Is 1986 the date when the Grawemeyers put down their real estate roots in S. Main? Nonetheless, it's misleading to diners. I wish them the best of luck with the new focus on German fare.
Deep fried avocado? Dr. Pepper curry mayonnaise with pulled pork egg rolls? A shrimp salad with fruit, bread and lettuce on skewers but not a bit of char on those sorry looking shellfish? Not surprising but not especially tempting either. SOB has been overreaching with its menu since day one. A bit of creativity is one thing, but the chef is all over the map and this lunch menu looks to follow in that misguided direction. The hummus is tasty and generous, the Ghost River is cold and SOB has a great patio. A serious menu overhaul with well executed, simple plates could make the self-proclaimed gastropub a standout in South Main. At present, it will remain a Ghost River stop for me.
The lemon icebox pie at Trolley Stop is different but quite tasty. No meringue with a thicker lemon custard served ice cold. Germantown Commissary has solid pie offerings.
Would "I wish this were _____ " not be the proper construction? Nonetheless, sounds and looks like a great campaign. I'll miss In the Bluff.
As a longtime fan of the crusty bread at Fino's, I've been switching it up lately and ordering soft bread with certain sandwiches, eg: the meatball. I have no preference but it's a nice change on days when I'm not up for a battle with my lunch.
It seems like a logical location for an English-style neighborhood pub. Serve a cheap ploughman's lunch and other pub fare. Throw a few picnic tables outside. That would require installation of a bar though, which I don't think the space currently has.
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