I want to begin this post by saying that I have pretty high standards when it comes to food. I have a food blog, Sidewalk Shoes, so I cook a lot. When I eat out in a restaurant, I want it to serve me something better than I can make at home. I want to eat either something unusual or something more complicated than I feel like tackling. The Flying Squirrel Bar hit all the right marks! I loved it!
We went there at about 5:30 on a Thursday. It was just starting to pick up and we were able to get a nice table. I loved the decor with the big open two story area and huge windows. There are places to sit both inside and out. Our server immediately came to us and asked if we had ever been there before. When we said we hadn’t, he enthusiastically told us about the menu and the items, and made beer suggestions. Mr. Grey was very happy with the beer menu. I am pretty much a lightweight when it comes to beers, and the server’s suggestion of the Founders Rubaeus was perfect! I loved it.
The menu is small, but perfect. Every single thing sounded good. I opted for the Duck Tacos ($10), Mr. Grey got the Cuban Tacos ($10), and we shared an order of Garlic Fries ($5). The garlic fries were wonderful. They were buttery and garlic-y, but not overwhelmingly so.
I loved the duck tacos. The plate came with three tacos, perfectly sized. The bacon avocado mousse, duck confit, cabbage and raisin salsa combined perfectly. The rich duck and mousse was lightened by the cabbage and the sweet raisins.
Mr. Grey also loved his Cuban Tacos. Like the duck tacos, the flavors combined into something sublime. A perfect sum of all the parts. The Cuban Taco was made up of braised pork belly, braised beef brisket, red dragon, and house pickle.
Everything was wonderful, from the service, to the beers, to the food. I will definitely be going there again. The only problem is how much I loved the garlic fries and the duck tacos, I will have to convince myself to try something else!