| Euclid Hall is generating its fairshare of buzz. From Austin to Denver, from locals in Denver to Tweeps across the country, we kept hearing about Euclid Hall. So after @theartofbeer's birthday party, @windaddict and I strolled down to check it out. Euclid has only been open for about 6 weeks, and we'd say that they are full of potential. Even though Euclid was offering beer and small plate pairings for $5 each, we were so hungry that we decided to get regular size portions. The menu at Euclid is all a la carte and not your typical bar fare. |
I ordered the cheesesteak (9.50) that was served with a cheese sauce, picked onions and jalapenos on a hoagie roll. The meat was perfectly tender and well-balanced with the flavors of the mild cheese sauce and sour vegetables.
If you have a place in your heart for deep fried foods (DFF), this dish is for you. These pig ear fries ($5) weren't like any that I've ever had. These fries are time consuming to make. The ears are first braised for some time (I think the chef said 4 hours), flattened, the cartilage cleaned off and removed, sliced thinly, and then battered/coated, and fried. The results are little crispy shells surrounding the soft skin of pig ears. This dish is one for DFF-lovers. If you aren't a fan of DFF, you might want to skip this one.
Pretzel pies (7.50) are somewhat like deep fried pies, however the crust is made with a mixture of pretzel and pie dough. One order comes with three of these little pies in three flavors: chocolate, cheesecake, and peach. I thought they were fairly tasty, though the crust was a bit tough.
We didn't order these, but they sure did look good. Waffle ice cream sandwiches. Mmm........
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