I’ll admit right from the start that the only reason this place was on my radar was because of the Living Social deal that was on their website. If you have never used Living Social or Groupon, I highly recommend having their daily deals sent directly to your email. This can be done easily by signing up for their site and opting-in to receive emails. Some of the deals are to high class places such as Espana and V. Mertz which are pretty pricy to eat at. These deals can help defray the cost. Living Social tends to have better restaurant deals while Groupon has started to focus on more physical goods such as watches, sunglasses, etc.
Anyway, back to the review. The interior of the building was pretty standard for the Old Market, exposed brick, wood floors, etc. One thing that really was interesting was that the first three mega booths had their own built it taps! They are able to pipe in ice-cold suds right to your table from the in-house beers that they brew on the premise. I didn’t have a chance to sample the beers on this outings so I will update this review on a night that I have time to sample their wares.
The service was pretty good as well that night, granted we had gotten there at 5:30pm before the Friday crowd had rolled in taken over the place. The waitress did a good job explaining many of the items on the menu, highly recommending the classic Mac and Cheese which my wife ended up ordering. I ordered the Tillamook Cheddar Bacon Burger, medium, which most restaurants screw up and overcook. I was very pleasantly surprised that burger was actually cooked correctly and served with plentiful, fresh lettuce, tomato, pickle, and red onion. The pickles were especially awesome so I ordered some extra which I and my girls devoured. The burger was lightly seasoned and very juicy. The burger also came with BBQ Jalapeno Ranch sauce that was very good, but can but overwhelming so I suggest ordering it on the side. Karlie’s Classic Mac and Cheese was extra gooey and had a nice crunch from the Parmesan bread crumbs on top. The sauce was pretty thick but tasted good, but there wasn’t quite enough on the dish.
Overall, Karlie and I were quite impressed with the food and she was already thinking about telling some of our friends to have a night out for our next dinner club.