In a word: Sinks almost every shot on the table.
JM ate the Chicago chili dog and a lemonade.
Nichole ate the buffalo burger and a Coke.
The bill was $19, or $9.50/person, plus tip and a game of pool.
JM gave the Brass Ring an A; Nichole gave the Brass Ring an A- (see our grading rubric).
Brass Ring is an upscale bar and pool hall. It features an admirably deep menu and succeeds at being what it tries for.
JM's was a good dog, though the chili flavor was nothing special. The fries were tasty. He appreciated that they used "au jus" correctly on the menu. Overall, he was just plain impressed that a "pool hall" would put this much thought into a chili dog, let alone a whole menu.
Nichole's buffalo burger was about a 8.5 of 10 overall.
- Bun: toasted.
- Meat: real buffalo with great texture and flavor. From Northstar Farms. Knowing its provenance was a big plus.
- Bun/meat ratio: perfect.
- Cheese: sadly forgot to ask for it.
- Misc.: BBQ sauce on the side was deliciously spicy with a slow kick. The tomato slice was of the pink styrofoam variety, but the lettuce was fine.
While the results of the pool game were hotly contested due to a late scratch that may or may not have been on the eight ball, JM won but Nichole played a good game.