Saturday, September 24, 2011

A New Pub in the 'hood

Pia, Katie and I went to dinner last night at our new local "gastropub" The Manito Tap House.  Along with everyone who lives in the Manito neighborhood.  Evidently, we've ALL been waiting for this joint to open.

For those who are familiar with the Manito Shopping Center (that's Cara and Pooh), the pub is in the old Peartree Restaurant next to the liquor store.  Katie says Grandpa is devastated that the Peartree closed down.  I don't believe I ever ate there in the 25+ years I've lived in Spokane, so I'm okay with it.

Two thumbs up!  They have 50 beers on offer, with a lot of unfamiliar names (in fact I don't think I've ever heard of 49 of them).  I tried a "Double Dead Guy" Ale (a little bitter for me, but I managed to finish it off), Pia had a Granny Smith Cider (like an alcoholic Jolly Rancher, and you cannot go wrong w that combo), and Katie had a Tangerine Dream Hefeweisen (def. had an orange flavor).  So we've only got 47 to go before we've sampled them all.

And the food was excellent!  As Katie said, even though it was kind of "fancy food", she'd definitely try out more stuff on their menu.  None of us are super adventurous eaters, but they managed to create a menu with interesting food that isn't weird.  Katie & I scarfed down a crab and asparagus dip (Pia doesn't like either of those items, haha more for us!), and our entrees were equally good.  I especially LOVED the pickled vegetables that I chose as my side dish, the asparagus was TDF.  I could have happily eaten a plate of pickled asparagus. 

Anyway, we now have a fun and tasty spot within walking distance (not that we walked last night of course) that's better than Subway.  Yay!


Katie said...

SO good. i can't wait to go back like a million times, until i have eaten everything on that menu! :)

Cara said...

sounds yummy!

Laurie said...

WAY better than The Tavern :-)

zaideafraidey said...

pickled veggies good, crab dip not so much.

Laurie said...

really? you and P are the crab dip haters. Which means you two are the ideal dinner dates, bc more for me!