Free House Pub
In a word: Not enough degrees of freedom.
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Chris ate the honey ham and sharp cheddar sandwich with a Manhattan.
JM ate the BBQ jalapeño burger with a lemonade.
Marissa ate the black bean and edamame salad.
Nichole ate the black and bleu burger.
The bill was $50ish, or $13ish/person, plus tip.
Chris gave Free House Pub a B; JM and Nichole gave Free House Pub a B-; Marissa gave Free House Pub a B+ (see our grading rubric).
Free House Pub's subtitle is "ale, whiskey, fare," and we'd bet that's in order of importance. The fare was fine, though it all sounded a little better on the menu than it came out in real life. We could choose from half a dozen burgers or salads, and about a dozen sandwiches, including two vegetarian options and three fish choices.
Marissa's black bean and edamame salad with chicken got most of its flavor from the chicken, though the other toppings added enough moisture to make the side of slowly-separating vinaigrette unnecessary. Chris' ham & cheese with bacon was good, but ran out of "oomph" before it was gone.
Both JM and Nichole's burgers were bloody-rare, soaking the bottom buns ahead of their time. The black & bleu was salty, with lots of cheese. The jalapeño BBQ burger was loaded with peppers and had a good flavor, but the tomato slice looked like it was looking back at us with an eyeball of green core.
For sides, we had regular fries and thin sweet potato fries. Here the condiments were fun. There was malt vinegar, smoked ketchup, and a smoked chipotle orange marmalade aioli. Beverages were weak (lemonade and Manhattan) to transparent (coffee, ordered but didn't appear).