In a word: Mayor may not.
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JM ate the chipotle chicken wrap with fries and a lemonade.
Nichole ate the black and bleu burger with two Capital Winter Skals.
We split some fried pickles and popcorn.
The bill was $26, or $13/person, plus tip.
JM gave City Bar an A-; Nichole gave City Bar an A (see our grading rubric).
City Bar has been around the block, but joined the list in 2010. We have no idea why. Maybe it's hard to Google, like that guy Matt Smith everyone went to high school with. Maybe it's because it decided to start quietly chirping. It's definitely not somewhere people should go for good food and to get off the internet.
They don't have the friendliest bartenders in the world, nor free popcorn, and certainly not Bacon Salt to put on it. Or dill pickles fried in wonton wrappers. Or a Bitburger sign with a good story behind it. Or an approachable mix of pop hits on the stereo, from Katy Perry to Natasha Bedingfeld to Ray Charles to Len. Nope.
You can ask for a rare black and blue burger, but you'll probably just get a bloody, peppercorn-crusted meat patty with slightly browned edges on a lightly toasted, buttered bun. Why they put those moldy cheese crumbles on it is way beyond us.
You might think a wrap would be a better idea, and it almost is. If you choose the chipotle chicken, it'll be OK but mostly vegetables and not enough sauce. If you're lucky. Supposedly the fries and potato chips are cut in-house, but you wouldn't know it from how light and crisp they are.
You should probably just go somewhere else and leave City Bar for those who don't need the respite.