nothing like heading out for dinner on St Patrick’s Day and trying a new restaurant to find out that it is a bar. We worked and lazed around the house yesterday recovering from a long work week. Around six we decided to head out for dinner and thought about where to go. I remembered that there is a semi new place called the Lake Nona Tap Room fairly close by. We googled the menu and it looked pretty promising with a full complement of burgers, fish n chips and that type of thing. So we headed over.
It is pretty solidly a bar serving green beer and four giant televisions showing ‘the game’ (in this case March Madness highlights). They have like 50 beers on tap at a hugely long bar. Probably the first time Z has been to a bar on St Pat’s. We found two seats together and placed our orders for coke and iced tea while we perused the menu. We decided on pretzel bread and cheddar ale dip along with a bacon and blue burger and a bratwurst on a pretzel roll.
The kitchen in back looked tiny but they really put out some good food. My burger was well cooked medium-super juicy and had crisp bacon and a good amount of crumbly blue cheese on a floated toasty roll. They hand cut potatoes into super thick chips that weren’t exactly crisp but pretty tasty. I used a bit of the leftover cheddar ale dip for those and was pleased with the result.
I am happy to have a local spot for a good burger so close to home even if they don’t quite know my name.