Monday, June 28, 2010

Four corners of Mainstrasse - 2 down, 2 to go

I like to refer to it as the four corners of Mainstrasse because everywhere you look - you can eat. You've got Cock & Bull, Dee Felice, Cosmos and Chez Nora. There are other places close by as well - but these definitely stand out based on location alone.

Chez Nora is very cute and has nice outdoor seating as well as a rooftop deck. Inside it's really large and they often have live music on the weekends.

The Pub Burger
One-half pound of ground Black Angus beef with lettuce, tomato and onion on a toasted bun Extra toppings are available at an additional charge - $8

Larry got the burger - it was really good. I forget how good plain old hamburger can be - the smell of beef is very distinct and flavorful. I was definitely jealous. Topped with Swiss cheese - nothing better.

Marinated Portobella Mushroom Sandwich
Topped with roasted red peppers, onions And gruyère cheese with a side of cucumber-dill sauce - $8

I considered going for the Covington Hero which is a country fried steak fritter but the waiter nudged me to the mushroom instead... The mushroom was good although as often happens - it gets a bit "wet" and the bun gets soggy. Soggy bread grosses me out. It was tasty though although I'm not sure it was gruyere as it didn't have much flavor. The cucumber dill was okay - but the hot sun made the texture kinda funky - so I was a little weary.

Side note: I was back soon after for a work lunch and had the veggie quesadilla - it was really good. The chili I got that day looked fantastic but just tasted so-so. Nobody liked the pulled pork special that day - very dry.

Why Should You Go? Good basic bar food in a fun atmosphere and you can't go wrong with live music. Not my favorite place in Mainstrasse but always a decent meal.

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