Tuesday, August 28, 2012

The Brewpub


There was a time, when we used to go to the Broadripple Brewpub semi-regularly, when we were in college, even on the occasional date night after we got married.  But since kids, I can count on one hand how many times Eric and I have been to this old haunt of ours...no less than that.  Twice.  Twice.
Anyway, as it turns out, our old haunt is just around the corner from where we started our couples therapy this summer.  I don't know if I've talked about that.  The last few years have been rough, on me, on Chris, on us as a family.  And all the crap has rained down on Eric and I too.  My wonderful mother in law volunteered to watch the boys so we could go to therapy.  We've averaged going every other summer.  It's been right around the corner from the Brewpub, but we usually go on Friday nights, and Broadripple is CRAZY on Friday nights.  We are definitely old fuddy duddies and we can't stand crowds.  So when we drive by and see no parking, and people standing on the stret to get in, we go the other way.

However, this weekend we were busy Friday night, so we got an appointment on Saturday morning.  Blessedly Mom watched the boys, and we found ourselves in Broadripple at lunch time, a WHOLE lot less crowded.  So, in an ever-strengthening effort to Avoid the Crowds, we stopped at the Brewpub for a lovely lunch date.

Isn't he cute?!   Nice and relaxed.  I got some sort of Michigan Cheery Ale, and Eric got a Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout.  Brews followed with their infamous beer cheese crock.  Their own microbrews infused with cheese and fresh bread, how can you go wrong?  Answer:  You can't.  

Here was a little something new we'd never tried:  Scotch Egg Pizza.  The Brewpub makes these Scotch Eggs- hard boiled eggs, wrapped in sausage and fried.  So wicked.  But on a pizza, you'd think it would be funky, however the sausagey goodness really belonged on a pizza.  And hard boiled egg, that was pretty yummy too!   I would Definitely order it again!

Not much leftover! A really good lunch, and even better company. :)