Wednesday, March 12, 2014

The Tap Room at the Hollander (revisit)

The female offspring decided to treat her old momma to a momma/daughter meal.  We debated between several downtown options.....#9 Bangkok, Beaks merge into Butler's BBQ, Urban Brew and BBQ (I admit I want to see the copper penny floor in the facilities), The Avenue Eats, Lemongrass, The Burg, Engine#9, so many options and so many diverse menu and dining experiences.

We happily settled on the Tap Room at the Hollander.  I love their ambiance, dog friendly confines. superb signature cocktails, diverse brews on tap and simply delicious food.  Yes, it is bar food and sandwich fare, but it excels for what it is.
The Cuban quesadilla continues to capture the essence of a Cuban in a wafer thin quesadilla tortilla.  The Jalapeno wontons are exceptional.   My Buffalo chicken fried sandwich on kaiser bun with blue cheese crumbles was wonderful.  Female offspring was very happy with her chicken Caesar salad.

We saw some yummy looking glazed pork chops from the kitchen at an adjoining table.  Our server, Jen, was spot on with her timing and she was a delight as a conversational friendly competent staff member.  My daughter was enamoured with her dirty Stoli martini and I was equally in love with my handcrafted cocktail, "Fire in the Hole" premium bourbon, muddled ginger/strawberries and gingerale.  It went down smooooooth.  Our dinner entrees were hugely successful. We had after dinner drinks that hit the spot beautifully.  There was a lovely array of sweet treats at the adjoining coffee and bakery.  We were too full to be swayed, but the temptation was monumental.

All in all, once again the Tap Room delivers a fine meal.  There were a number of guests lounging the lobby in this lovingly restored "Boutique hotel and Tap Room"  Bravo!  An individual "hot" spot that oozes charm and delight.

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