While we are on the subject of bars with good food….(See last week’s post about Barn Town Brewing), let’s talk about the new and exciting addition to the South Side, Angry Goldfish.
We had heard they’ve been busy, so we called ahead and surprisingly, they let us make a reservation. Brownie points right away for taking reservations.
It wasn’t too busy when we showed up on a Tuesday evening, but there was plenty of friendly staff and we immediately noticed the updates they have made from the previous bars that used to live in this location. It still felt like your local bar, but it was clean and bright and had a nice feel. Nice touches like an empty whisky bottle for hand soap in the restroom, didn’t go unnoticed.
We had seen a recent special on their Facebook page of tater-tot nachos and even though it wasn’t on the menu this evening, the chef happily made them for us anyway for our appetizer. Thanks again! So good! The the addition of bits of bacon to the diced onions and tomatoes along with the crispy tots made these a hit at our table.
I was debating between the Graziano meatloaf and the brisket dinner, so I asked our waitress and she said to go with the brisket, and I’m so glad I took her advice, because it was flavorful and tender and everything brisket should be. It came out without sauce, which was a little odd, but it was good without it and I’m sure they would have happily brought me some had I asked. The skin-on mashed potatoes were great but the corn was lacking in flavor a bit. The corn bread with honey-butter was very good.
Their Tuesday special is a pint of beer and a burger with fries for only $10. Do this! The burgers are great. Also, the two people at our table who got coleslaw said it was up there with the best they’d ever had.
We didn’t have a chance to try the signature “Angry Goldfish” appetizer which boasts Sriracha covered goldfish for $1 or the tenderloin which features a pork tenderloin actually breaded with the “Angry Goldfish” but they seemed intriguing, so if you try them, let us know what you think!
We were celebrating a birthday and the birthday girl couldn’t decide between the two flavors of cheesecake they were offing this evening, so our waitress brought both, one on the house, which was very sweet.
At around $4.50 for a beer or spirit w/pop, $10-$16 for entrees and under $4 for dessert, Angry Goldfish is an affordable, fun place to hang out and eat. They’ve replaced the karaoke area with some video games and have done a good job with the new decor. The food is way better than your typical faire of fried food and pizza that most bars offer! Work a trip to the South Side if you’re looking for a bar with good food!