The Phat Dog

August 20, 2011

in bar, restaurant, vegetarian

I haven’t been to Coffee Commissary in forever; since my last visit a few new neighbors have moved into the building – including organic (female!!!) butchers Lindy & Grundy and 4-month-old The Fat Dog.

Had a 50% off Groupon for the latter, so I checked it out with Abe + Amy last night!

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The outside is nondescript, but there is no doubt who this gastropub is named after

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We didn’t see Luther (the owners’ bulldog) – apparently this place is pretty dog-friendly during the day but it’s good thing we decided to leave Julius home:

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Inside, we settled into a cozy booth and snacked on a couple complimentary Rosemary Roasted Almonds

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All of us were immediately drawn to their “Alternative Burger”

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It was the only option for Abe so he ordered it

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Amy and I decided to share one too, with Sweet Potato Fries ($1 extra)

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Plus a chopped salad with swiss cheese on the side

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They very thoughtfully split the burger in half for us!

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FYI Vegans – don’t know if the patty’s cruelty-free, but it’s served with brioche (egg bun) + aioli

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Snagged some of Abe’s plain fries

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Dipped in lotsa ketchup and a creamy dill sauce

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Wound up polishing off the rest of this bag too

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We thought this place was a really chill, fun place to hang out with friends after work with solid food. Reasonably priced as well; the entire tab – including drinks, tax, and tip – equalled about $20/person (with my $40 Groupon it came out to a LOT less, obviously)

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Guest post over at Holly’s site!

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{ 4 comments }

1 Emily@SavoryandSavage August 20, 2011 at 10:13 am

Wow that dinner looked yummy. I love sweet potato fries!

Everyone seems to get such great bargains through Groupon – I am going to have to check it out.

2 Sues August 20, 2011 at 10:19 am

That restaurant looks SO cute!! And the sweet potato fries look amazing. I love that they cut the burger in half for you!

3 Maris(In Good Taste) August 20, 2011 at 1:56 pm

Those fries look indescribably delicious!

4 livinglearningeating August 21, 2011 at 12:49 am

I love how they split the burger for you – and everything looks delicious! Sharing is the best, because then you can try a bunch of different things *and* have room for dessert. ;)

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