Friday, June 21, 2013

Crow's Nest

Now that I’m working in Brentwood again, I am close to one of my favorite areas of town: Downtown Maplewood. I have already been to Schlafly’s Bottleworks and Home Wine Kitchen for lunch, but I had never been to The Crow’s Nest! Luckily, I got an invitation to meet up there for a reasonably-priced meal, and a lot of food for the money!

Since I had never been, I fell victim to wanting to try one of everything as usual, and got a recommendation to try the Meat Loaf Sliders - house meatloaf, hawaiian sweet rolls, garnished with green beans and tomato jam.

Since this was on the starters list, I also added a House Salad. These two items would have been plenty by themselves, especially since the Meat Loaf Sliders (four of them!) were well sized. If you miss your Mother’s meat loaf as much as I do, you’ll really enjoy these “easy to eat” meat loaf. The only weird thing was the lone green bean at the bottom of each one.

Anyway, my salad was delicious and it really stood out from your typical side salad since it was well covered in gorgonzola and toasted almonds, as well as a light vinaigrette. The salad was medium in size and much more than what I thought of a side salad, so the vegetarian chili bowl pretty much tipped me over the edge.

The vegetarian chili bowl came in a small bread bowl and was filled to the brim with different types of peppers as well as beans. This could have been a meal all unto itself since it was so thick and heavy. I highly recommend this as a hearty meal for vegetarians…something that will really warm you up in the winter time.

So I have to admit I was really impressed with the atypical bar food at a “dive bar” lookin’ kind of place. I actually hope to go back and try a few more items on the menu…

Quite a few specialty items for veg-heads as well!

Resources:

The Crow’s Nest: http://crowsnestbarstl.blogspot.com/