Bar Food Is The Best Food

On FrontBurner, I just posted a review of four bars I hit this weekend. But three of them serve food, and I want to mention the dishes: at NSL, the sports bar, I had a surprisingly fresh, flavorful garden salad with grilled chicken, lightly covered in a balsamic vinegar-based dressing. The bartendress championed the spaghetti, which was reasonable at about $10, but described its gravy as “kind of Mexican.” That scared me. At the Blue Collar Bar, I mentioned the really tasty chicken sandwich on Texas toast, topped with a ginger sauce, tomatoes, and scallions. The appetizers like fried pickle chips and the corn fritters were tasty and big, considering the $6 price tag, but the meatball poppers were too BBQ-y and a little dry. Overall, a solid, interesting bar menu. And of course, the queso and chips (really like nachos) and the rigatoni mac and cheese at Central 214 were rich and sumptuous, perfect for a guilty bite after a big cocktail or two.

That said, my favorite bar food is still the burger at the Lakewood Landing. Yours? Or have you guys covered this to death already?

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