I went out to lunch Friday with my husband. Both of us wanted to eat at a place we don’t normally go for lunch. We didn’t want Mexican, didn’t want the local pizza or Asian buffet, and we didn’t want to eat at Sidetrack, a local restaurant/bar next to railroad tracks.
Mike suggested we give the “Corner Brewery” a try. We visit the local restaurant /microbrewery quite often, but usually stick to a “liquid diet.” The food is a bit on the pricey side, but since we’d both had gotten paid, why not?
Both of us revealed our inner “hipsters” with our choices. Mike chose the bowl of vegan chili. My choice shocked him a bit, which prompted him to exclaim:
I could have chosen the fish sandwich, fish and chips, or a grilled or crispy chicken sandwich, all choices I could get virtually anywhere, so nope… I could have ordered a reuben, club or burger (none of these options too appealing for a non-pork/non-beef eater) or the vegan burger. I tried the vegan burger before – not only did this “faux” burger have no taste, but it fell apart when I ate it…pass.
Other popular choice were the pizzas…nope, not hungry for that…
One option remained – the “quinoa cake sandwich.” Quinoa patties, shredded lettuce, red onion, tomato on hoagie bun. I added smoked gouda and fries. I’ve jokingly called this a “urinal cake” sandwich when seeing it on the menu before.
Would I like my “hipster chow?” Yes…I would! The quinoa patties were crispy (texture similar to falafel), and held together while I ate them. I’ve read about how healthy quinoa is, but have dismissed it because of its “mealy” texture (pssst cooked quinoa can be smuggled easily into meatloaf). I don’t know how this “magic chef” made this delicious, but he did! I asked our server to pass along my sincere compliments. Mike was was also happy with his “hipster chili!”
Truth be told, we won’t be eating there very often. But it was nice having something different from standard “pub grub!”