Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Small City Taphouse

Things are quiet over here these days. My new small business, Evy Lena Vintage, is keeping me busy during every spare minute that I have. I'm learning a ton, finding such joy in running my shop, and achieving goals that I set for myself. To put it simply...life is good. Like real good.

But that doesn't mean that Mr. H and I aren't still having some dining adventures. Now they just might include a thrift store stop or center around picking up winnings from an estate sale auction. Which is how we found ourselves in Sandusky one Saturday afternoon. 

I went to Twitter for your recommendations, and boy did you follow through! We looked at a few menus, and settled on Small City Taphouse for their Asian cuisine and extensive craft beer list.

Several items in the Appetizers section sounded good, so we went for the SAMPLER ($12) with 2 soft spring rolls, 2 crispy spring rolls, 2 toasted shrimp, 2 jumbo crispy shrimp, and 2 fried pork dumplings. 
A good way to try a little bit of everything. Our favorite was the Toasted Shrimp. Everything was good and we enjoyed it, but nothing was noteworthy. 

The second appetizer that appealed to us was the BANH MI WITH MEATBALL ($7), served with pickled carrot, cucumber, cilantro and pepper.
When it arrived at the table, it wasn't at all what we were expecting! Which is always kind of fun. I thought maybe it would be a slider, steamed bun, or crostini. It was tasty, but I was kind of missing a more traditional version if I'm honest. 

Lastly, they have a good amount of sushi on their menu, so we decided to share two House Special Rolls. I loved their use of chili crisp! 
We enjoyed our lunch and the casual sports-bar feel of the restaurant & bar, and even enjoyed a new-to-us stout so much that we bought a crowler to take home.
While we won't be making a special trip here, it's definitely a good spot to stop at if you're in the area. Family-friendly atmosphere, walkable area, and easy public parking on the street. 

202 Columbus Avenue
Sandusky, OH 44870
(419) 502-0099