Vintage Brewing Company
The specs: #0716
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Doug ate the chef salad sans ham.
JM ate the Big Sky burger and wedge fries with a lemonade.
Jesse ate the Homegrown burger with a beer.
Nichole ate the fish tacos with a Black Mirror IPA.
Stacy ate the Homegrown burger with a diet Pepsi.
We split some pretzels.
The bill was ? (probably $12-15/person, plus tip) - domo arigato, Doug!
JM gave Vintage Brewing Company an A-; Jesse and Nichole gave Vintage Brewing Company an A and A+ for their beer (see our grading rubric).
Vintage! You seem to make life on the square side of town bearable. You turn hobby homebrewing into an exercise in diminishing returns for anyone close enough to visit regularly. You challenge the idea that one can't live on root/beer alone. You serve Pepsi, but who cares? Your salty pretzels with mustard and white cheddar sauce are as manna to a hungry spirit.
Of course, maybe you, dear readers, are not JM and Nichole. Maybe you want to hear about what is good to eat at Vintage as opposed to how we live our life. And we're not really gonna mention the downtown one. Movin' on.
Let's look at burgers: the Homegrown comes with sliced apples and spinach, which we think is kinda neat. The Big Sky was refreshing and well assembled - though its connection to Big Sky Country was a little tenuous. It was quite good, on a nice bun with good bacon and rich BBQ sauce. And every burger we got was done to the requested degree of doneness.
Venturing out of Burgertime (who would want to walk on burger patties, anyway?), we can observe that the fish tacos were very spicy, despite the heat-taming breading on the tilapia. Peppery black beans and plain long-grain white rice came on the side. The chef salad was nicely assembled, with more than iceberg lettuce and other token veggies. Some menu things are odd, like the $2.25 upcharge for mashed potatoes when the fries are so much better than average to begin with. Some menu things are just plain delicious, like a creamy tomato bisque and the mountainous nachos.
Someday we will have to try their bacon ham and cheeseburger served between two grilled-cheese sandwiches - has anyone lived to tell the tale?
In the meantime, we'll keep refilling Vintage's growlers ($4 and it's yours to keep) with the beers and sodas du jour, to accompany leftovers from other A to Z outings. The sheer number of reviews of this place should tell you something.