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August 11, 2010

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Twisted Spoke

by gastronomicbypass

Location– 501 North Ogden (Ogden and Grand)

Websitehttp://www.twistedspoke.com

In one word– Filling

Food– I won’t lie; I’m a big fan of their brunch menu. I’ll challenge anyone to find a better fried egg sandwich, though I do prefer to order french fries instead of the home fries with it. They have a great selection of sandwiches if you’re headed here for lunch or dinner; I’ve not been disappointed with any selection that I’ve made to date. The ‘fat boy’ burger is huge, and endlessly customizable.  One thing to note is that I’ve never left here hungry, but I’ve been disappointed with their appetizers a few times. I’d stick to drinks and sandwiches or come for brunch.

Drink– One of the biggest selections of whiskeys, scotches, and tequilas I’ve seen. If you like a particular brand of brown liquor, chances are they’ll have it. They also have a solid mixed drink menu, including a variety of Bloody Marys as well as a $125 Manhattan (haven’t tried it). The beer list is nothing to sniff at either; I think they have 12 drafts and dozens of bottled options.

Service– First and foremost, the Twisted Spoke styles itself a biker bar. You’re not here for the service. I’ve never had any serious complaints about the wait-staff; the biggest problem is that they don’t come by to refill your drinks quickly enough.

Scene– You do get an actual biker bar crowd in here sometimes, most of the time though it’s people watching a game or some yuppies taking a walk on the wild side. They do have a nice rooftop seating area, but the surroundings aren’t much to look at.

Dress– Anything you want, I’d actually be careful of wearing anything too nice as you’re likely to spill something from sandwich on to it.

Occasion
– A casual night out drinking good beer while having a great selection of drinks and tasty food available, or an alternative to the crowds found further north and west for brunch.

Cost– Sandwiches $10, drinks about the same, though prepare for that drink bill to be high.

If you like, try… Kuma’s Corner, Hop Leaf

written by ieatthis

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1 Comment Post a comment
  1. Laura
    Jan 22 2011

    Would love it if you guys would add pictures!

    Reply

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