Cheapside is downtown and you have to pay attention – it’s easy to pass up. The outside looks really cool with a teepee type structure on their patio.
It’s a very “earthy” restaurant – it’s all white and pretty wood – very granola (haha). It gives you a feeling that you’re being healthy! Why yes I want ginger soda and chips in brown bag with the ingredients on them!
I tried the Hen of the Woods salt & vinegar wood chips. They seemed very organic and such – I didn’t like them at all though. They were crispy but too hard and I just didn’t like the flavor (and I like salt & vinegar).
I tried the Muffaletta (ham, salami, olive salad and provolone). It was fine – but the baguette was hard which made it hard to eat. The insides were fine – but not the best I’ve had by any means.
Why Should You Go? Well – it’s very popular right now – but I didn’t care for it. The menu is really small and none of the stuff sounded that appealing. It’s also not a “Cheapside” – cuz it ain’t cheap. So if you wanna be cool – then check it out – but I don’t think I’ll be back. This also might be the kind of place that changes their menu on a regular basis – so I’ll check back and see if anything sounds interesting down the road. I could imagine them making a really good frittata.
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