Saturday, January 16, 2016
Eating out in Springfield MO (or anywhere else)
I know that I said that we were going to try to eat out less (and we are), but the truth is that we still eat out often. We are not generally eating out at fancy places -- just someplace that has decent food, is not too expensive and keeps us from having to cook and clean up at home. Often times, it's just a matter of being out when we feel like eating -- like today.
Today we were near downtown Springfield, which is a little out of our normal area. We ended up at Springfield Brew Co (SBC). I'm a fan of pub style food and SBC has a good menu and a decent variety of food. My usual choice is their Brewben sandwich. (What else would you call a Reuben at a micro-brewery?) I love a good Reuben and theirs is very good.
This afternoon I decided to try the Chicken Pub Pie -- a pot pie in a small cast iron pot.
Wow! I may have a new favorite meal at SBC! We don't eat there often and I should probably try to work my way through the menu. The few items that I have tried have all been very good.
I'm not going to be a great food critic. I just know what I like. This pot pie had a nice top only crust and a rich creamy filling. It was served with a side of fresh salad greens with a light vinegar dressing. It could probably have used a small dinner roll or a half slice of rye bread. It wasn't a big meal, but it was just right for a late afternoon lunch. If we had been there for dinner or a larger meal, I probably would have needed and appetizer or a little something more.
Even though we tend to frequent the same few places, I'll be sharing those places and dinner choices and perhaps, we will try some new places, as well.