Lunch at Cedar Street Grille

— We made a quick stop at Cedar Street Grille after getting our growlers filled at Tree House Brewing Co. It was a toss up between here and BT’s Smokehouse but Cedar Street is the only other place to get Tree House, and Elise really wasn’t interested in BBQ that day so it was a no brainer.

Pretty much anytime I see “short rib” on a menu you can pretty much guarantee that’s what I’m going to get. Elise’s weakness is definitely crab cakes. So, with menu items like Short Rib Grilled Cheese and Crab Cake Sliders we definitely had some winners here. The BBQ Pork Shoulder Egg Rolls looked too good to pass up, as well.

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As I said, Cedar Street is (at the time of this writing) the only draft account of Tree House’s. Lucky for me, the beer on tap that day was different than the ones they had on at the brewery, so I was unexpectedly able to try a fourth beer from them that day.

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Snowtober is their robust porter. The name is a throwback to last year’s October snowstorm that left part of the crew stranded at Tree House on the day they first brewed this beer. It hits you with a ton of roasted malts, with a bit of the usual suspects like chocolate and coffee. Great creamy mouthful and is easy as hell to drink.

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The food was top notch. The meat was tender as hell in the grilled cheese, literally melt in your mouth. One of my favorite reasons to go with slow cooked short ribs whenever I see them on a menu. It paired nicely with the cheddar cheese and the perfectly toasted bread to add a nice little crunch to the whole dish. The egg rolls were great, but I’m not a huge fan of Caroline Red sauce. Not Cedar Street’s fault, just a personal preference. 

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Cedar Street Grille was a really pleasant surprise. We didn’t know much about it going into it but the food was great and I was really happy to get my hands on some more Tree House while I was there, too. Anyone making the day trip to Tree House like I suggested in my post should definitely consider making Cedar Street a stop, too.

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