101's concept is craft beers and rustic, made from scratch food. We split their loaded tater tots (topped with cheese and Sriracha cream...cue mouth watering) for appetizer. Since I'm not the biggest beer drinker nor am I a beer savant by any stretch of the imagination I was a little hesitant on ordering. Our server very easily helped me navigate through the beer list and we landed on a yummy wheat beer similar to Blue Moon. He also gave Christina and I a tasting of a beer that is made with wine grapes so it tasted like fizzy wine, YUM! Everyone at the table was pleased with their beer selections and their dinner choices. I had a winter vegetable salad and a side of their mac and cheese that was just delicious. Their menu doesn't seem expansive at first glance but for a place serving seasonal, delicious food it really doesn't feel like there is a shortage of options. They do what they're good at and leave you more than satisfied with that.
|101 Beer Kitchen|
Over the course of trying to revamp our eating habits when we eat out we've become a little more discriminating (not to sound like food snobs because we certainly aren't classy enough to be called those hah!). We've gravitated more towards the locally owned farm to table type places that put immense pride and effort into not only their food but their atmosphere. Dining out should be an experience! 101 definitely provides that with the convenience of being in the suburbs as well as going easy on the pursestrings.
Next up, a Lent friendly recipe!