Places with limited menus often get a bad rap, even though they really shouldn't be penalized just because Flo Rida has an extremely unadventurous palate. Turning that reputation Right Round: The Public House.
Sitting in the intimate, refurbed former home of NoLo staple North Washington Cafe, The Public House's a concrete-hewn, loft-ish craft beer and wine bar, with an intentionally small-but-quality selection of each served by the entire staff sans bartenders -- doable because just as on a college football player's report card, there's no hard A. The suds list rocks ten-ish taps like Fulton Lonely Blonde and Deschutes Obsidian, plus there's a fistful of bottles like Founders' Dirty Bastard and Furthermore Knot Stock, and a few 22oz “big bottles” like Stone Cali-Belgique and New Holland Dragon’s Milk, which is kinda pricey, but to be fair, those mythical beasts can become pretty irritable when you get up around their nipples. The wine list digs equally deep with reds like Stickybeak Cabernet and Allegrini Valpolicella Ripasso, whites including Nieto Torrontes and Zardetto Prosecco, and dessert bottles like Stump Jump Sticky Chard and Graham’s 6 Grapes Ruby Port -- so good, it makes you wonder what he could have done with seven!
Crafted by a chef with experience at Brasa, Cafe Maude, and Victory 44, they've also got a seasonal menu of dishes like poblano chicken sausage with ratatouille, and andouille with yams, delicious enough to ensure that regardless of the menu's size, you won't be kept small.
Published: August 8, 2011 at 4:00am EDT
700 Washington Ave N
, MN 55401
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