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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Bar snacks

It's rare to go out for beer without there being at least a little food involved.  I've eaten far more of my share of The Porter's browned butter and powdered vinegar popcorn and the Brick Store's hummus than I care to admit, but recently found what I think is now my favorite Atlanta bar snack: fried brussels and cauliflower with rice and nuoc chom (a Vietnamese fish sauce based sauce) at Steinbeck's.  Cheap ($4.50), filling, delicious, and probably quite a bit healthier than your standard fried potato bar snack.  It's not always available but it's there pretty regularly as a special.  This has no resemblance to the overcooked, mushy brussel sprouts you may have grown up being forced to eat.  Went down well with a Corsendonk.  As an aside, any bar owner who says that they don't have enough taps to have anything interesting on tap should look to Steinbeck's 8-10 taps.  That's how you do it.

What are your favorite bar snacks?

1 comment:

  1. I thought I hated brussel sprouts and cauliflower. The guys at Steinbecks brought us it by accident, and I have to say I loved it. How they made hated vegetables so tasty I'll never know. But all of their food does rock. Try the truffle mac and cheese sometime.