We have been to the Dust Bowl three times now, and have learned that the beer is very good, but the food is lacking. They menu is good, but it reads better than the food actually tastes. My husband and I ordered the Gazpacho, Lettuce Wraps, Fried Pickles and 50/50 Sliders. The Sliders were great. The soup looked great, but had no flavor...the chicken in the Lettuce Wraps was dry and overcooked...and they lacked seasoning/taste (great idea, poor delivery). The Fried pickles were the most disappointing of all, they were limp and the batter wouldn't stick. We should have learned from our prior visit not to order anything battered as we had the fish and chips and it was the same...limp, greasy fish!
I am really sad that the Dust Bowl can't pull off their own menu because the brewery is great along with the atmosphere (perhaps they need a new chef? or a trip to the south where they can learn how real fried pickles are supposed to taste?) We will go again, but we have learned we will go for the beer, and will only order the burger and fries; only safe bet. We spent way to much for the quality of the food. Too bad, cool place!
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