Thursday, December 6, 2012
Coronado Brewing Company
I took the train down to San Diego early Monday morning and met up with Zach and his girlfriend, who graciously agreed to drive us around. Our first stop was Coronado Island, where it was 72 degrees and sunny. We decided on lunch at the Coronado Brewing Company.
This menu was what I was expecting: appetizers, pizza, burgers & sandwiches, and a few other things thrown in for good measure.
While I was browsing the menu, Zach returned from the restroom.
"You gotta check out the signs in there," he said. So I did.
We finished the tasters and selected some more.
This was a good call on her part. The hotter of the sauces was blistering. I liked applying small amounts of it to each strip, but if they'd been tossed in this sauce it probably would have been too much. The chicken, on the other hand, wasn't very good. It had been overcooked. It wasn't inedible or anything, it just was too chewy.
But, as I wrote, that's why I stopped eating at brewpubs with any frequency. This is the kind of food I have to come to expect. Nothing bad, just nothing very good. Food to serve the main purpose of soaking up the alcohol perhaps. (Although I admit I didn't really make an adventuresome order; Zach and Jenna were certainly more pleased with their food than I was.)
Still, I would put Coronado Brewing ahead of those chains I mentioned earlier. I liked almost all of the beers, the service was great, and the atmosphere pleasant. It was hard to complain too much on a 72-degree late November day.
Posted by JustinM at 11:33 AM