A requirement of Dave’s when we decided to move was that we had to have a neighborhood bar. After living in a residential area for two years in his old apartment, he was ready to live somewhere he could walk home from. You know, a bar where everybody knows your name… that sort of thing.
In the month we’ve lived in the city, we’ve found tons of great restaurants and bars in walking distance from our apartment. We’re loving the city life. Of course it took Dave going away for a boys weekend for me to discover what I think will be one of our very favorite neighborhood bars. Sorry Dave! We’ll just have to go back!
I took a walk with my friend Emily down the street to SoWe Restaurant and Bar for dinner this past weekend. We knew it was going to be a great place when I saw the specials written on a pig shaped chalkboard.
We started the meal off with drinks from the cocktail list. Emily ordered the Fall Fiz (Vodka, Dried Cranberries, Ginger) and I chose to get the Gazer (Hendricks Gin, White Cranberry, St. Germaine, and Cucumber) at the recommendation of our server. We really liked both of our drinks. Both drinks were refreshing and not too sweet. They were pretty too, mine with a light green color and Em’s with bright red cranberries covering the bottom.
For starters, we ordered the Brussel Sprouts and Sweet Potato Fries. The fries were so good, fresh and cooked to perfection with sea salt and an amazing sweet maple dipping sauce. The Brussels are cooked with Bacon and Red Bell Peppers in Balsamic Vinegar. I could eat like three servings of these. YUM!
Next up, Emily ordered the special appetizer of the night for her entree- Fish Tacos. They sounded too good to pass up! Em loved the fish tacos which were stuffed with grilled Tilapia, Mango Salsa, and a creamy Jalapeno sauce. I couldn’t resist trying out the SoWe Burger after seeing someone else’s picture of it on Yelp. The fries were amazing. I somehow managed to cut my burger and take half home since it was so incredibly massive (a feat i attempt often but rarely accomplish). The signature 1/2lb burger comes on a toasted brioche bun. It’s stuffed with fried Peppers and Onions, Sharp Cheddar, Smoked Bacon, and a delicious Horseradish Mayo. This is a burger you do not want to miss. OMG!
I think we did a pretty good job of finding a great neighborhood bar with yummy food and drinks! The atmosphere was laid back and the service was great. SoWe is a place I’ll definitely be coming back to… I’m thinkin’ next time for some Tuesday $1 Oysters and Quizzo!
Have you been here before? Check out these other great Restaurant/Bars!