There's the Gouda with bacon, grilled mushrooms, Gouda cheese and chili cream sauce. The Fire Breather with jalapenos, pepper jack cheese and hot sauce. The Rad 'Shroom with grilled mushrooms and horseradish. The Wild West with grilled onions, applewood smoked bacon and barbecue sauce.
We haven't tried the pizzas yet, but have enjoyed several desserts: a really nice apple tart a la mode, a brownie made with draft stout, and a rich and creamy cheesecake.
Most recently I enjoyed a new appetizer on the menu, tasty house-made Reuben eggrolls with Thousand Island dipping sauce, followed by one heckuva burger. "The Remedy" (basically a bacon, egg and cheese burger) featured crisp bacon, a fried egg and American cheese, to which I added lettuce, tomato, mayonnaise and onion.
When I gave the big burger a slight smash before digging in, that golden, glistening yolk oozed out and starting dripping down the sides. A thing of beauty!
My only real disappointment so far has been the Monte Cristo. Although they say it's a top seller, the hand-dipped and deep-fried ham, turkey and cheese sandwich dusted with powdered sugar was just too greasy for me.
B&D is still not my idea of a gastropub, but maybe I'm the one who's mistaken.
On my latest visit this past weekend, as I was washing down this fantastic burger with an incredible pint of Roedy's Red (think Killian's amber ale, but hoppy) from Parkersburg's North End Tavern & Brewery, an employee walked by wearing a T-shirt with the definition of "gastropub" printed on the back.
I didn't catch it all, so I immediately looked it up on my phone.
According to Dictionary.com, a gastropub [gas-troh-puhb] is "a bar that serves good food and high-quality alcoholic beverages."
By that definition, B&D nails it. I stand corrected.
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