My dining partner and I went here on a Sunday afternoon a few weeks ago for lunch. Being a big beer fan, he ordered one of their in-house crafted beers – a light beer for summer with bitter undertones and a medium amount of hops – and I ordered one of their martinis, “The Kamikaze Kosmo”, which was basically a cosmo made with flavored instead of plain vodka but was still enjoyable. It was also only $5, since they have select martinis for $5 on Sunday.
As an appetizer with drinks, we ordered the nachos. They were average, better than some I’ve had at other chain restaurants, and piled high with toppings. The serving was plenty to share with at least four or five people, but we managed to plow through most of them… ;)
For lunch, my dining partner ordered the french dip sandwich, which came with a bowl of cheddar and beer soup for dipping instead of au jus, and I ordered the crab cake sandwich, which came with a flavored mayo on the side. My dining partner said that the french dip was good, but a little too heavy because of the beer and cheese soup dipping sauce, and my sandwich was just average.
I liked the atmosphere, which was much nicer than larger chain restaurants like Fridays and Applebees, and I also liked the fact that they offer free tours and samples at their Allentown location. We actually went on the tour the following week. While we were underwhelmed by the actual tour and information session, the bartender was pleasant and he allowed us to pretty much sample anything that was on tap since we were a small group. Between the two of us, we sampled 8 of the different beers. Craving more “upscale” food, we decided to go elsewhere for lunch after the tasting, though…