The revamped Tap Room on 19th has released its updated menu, which includes several items that new owner Michael Strauss calls “upscale comfort stoner food.” Seeing the menu, it’s starting to make sense.
New appetizers at the restaurant, at 19th and Ritner streets, include wings, but they’re Pok Pok Wings, with citrus chili maple glaze, fried garlic and habanero. Carmelized pork belly snacks come with maple mustard for dipping. “Don’t worry, it’s only bacon!” the menu implores. Entrees top out at $15 for a skirt steak with farro, swiss chard, fennel and bay citrus butter. Check out the full thing below.
Strauss said his stoner food vision came up in his first conversation about the menu with new chef Jen Choplin, who was most recently at SoWe in Graduate Hospital. “Oddly enough, none of us are stoners, but it’s the only way I could convey my vision,” he said.
Michael Strauss, a commercial real estate broker who is buying the bar along with musician Pete Fry, said they will close the bar after they settle on the property at the end of the month and reopen quickly with 13 beers on tap.
They plan to keep the name for now, says the blog.