In addition to its custom brewing business, the city’s newest craft brewery has four of its own beers: Amarillo Pale Ale, Spring Wheat, Dos Perros and Onward Stout. In the cozy taproom, customers can sample all of the brewery’s handcrafted offerings fresh from the taps in pints or 5-oz. samplers. Complementing the beers are small plates of artisan cheeses, fresh breads, chutney, fruits and nuts. Also available for purchase are freshly filled half-gallon bottles of beer to go, as well as logo T-shirts and glasses.
New Orleans-style fare and custom choppers wouldnt seem to pair well, but somehow Wild Bill brings it all together at his downtown location, where exposed brick walls and shiny chrome set a motley stage for coffee, hot dogs, and beignets made from Café du Monde's famous recipe. Part motorcycle museum, part coffee shop, Wild Bills hints at the off-beat offspring of a Hard Rock Café and a Starbucks.
Delivery is available from this downtown lunch and dinner spot whose extensive menu includes sandwiches, salads, steaks and Mexican specialties.
Located in a historic townhouse, The Standard recalls a bygone era of elegance. Lunch at this graciously renovated residence includes soups, salads and old-school favorites including a four-piece fried chicken basket, chicken salad on a croissant, veal meatloaf, pan-fried rainbow trout and shrimp over ground Anson Mills grits. Chef Joe Shaw gives dinner a more formal treatment with Southern-inspired delicacies such as fried mirliton with crawfish, andouille and Hollandaise.
The wordy name of this joint says it all. Buckets of cold long-neck beers are the preferred beverage to wash down the "Southern urban cuisine" here. A favorite refueling spot for weekend Harley riders, the bar is also a popular after-work hangout for music-bizzers. Featured dishes include South Street's famous smoked ribs, smoked pumped chicken and Carolina crab cakes. The second-story treehouse bar is indeed nestled in the branches of a large tree, a favorite not-so-secret clubhouse that's not for members only. Curbside pick-up available.
This upscale supper club with Texas ties (the brother-sister owners opened the first Sambuca in Dallas) gussies up the gritty Gulch with live music seven nights a week and fine dining created by globe-trotting chef Stephen Shires. His extensive travel and experience in international kitchens of renown packs his menu with worldly influence and discovery. The nightly entertainment is built into the dining costs, which puts entrées in the $20-$30 range.