Opened in 1978 and nestled into the first floor of an 1870s-era edifice, The Brew House extinguishes hunger fires with hearty burgers made from beef ground fresh every day. A regular hamburger or cheeseburger (a $4.50 value) comes charbroiled with your choice of basic toppings, and sided with a heap of french fries (a $2 value). An included drink, such as iced tea, fruit juice, milk, coffee, or a fountain soda (a $2 value), washes down meal remnants, while free WiFi lets diners instantly transmit pictures of their favorite bites to meat-themed chatrooms.
Craig and Laura Decker seem to have a difficult time making up their minds. They also seem to have a knack for turning this indecisiveness into an advantage at every turn. When it came to opening their new business, for example, they briefly wondered whether it should feature a wine shop, a wine bar, or a gourmet bistro. Their solution? All three.
This spirit of inclusivity pervades W.G. Kitchen & Bar, a Wine Guy company, where the Deckers pair seasonal wine varietals with globally inspired cuisine. Rather than choose between European elegance and New-American pizzazz, they settled on a compromise they describe as ?Old World chic.? This label suits a menu that features small plates of housemade meatballs and bruschetta alongside assorted cheeses from around the world. The focus on small plates is in keeping with the Deckers? have-it-all mentality and gives diners the option to sample several dishes without having to barter with adjacent tables.