Hody Bar & Grill
In a word: Nothin' too fancy and it likes it that way.
The specs: #0236
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JM ate the bacon cheddar cheeseburger and a lemonade.
Nichole ate the BLT with a 7up.
We split an order of chicken tenders.
The bill was $12, or $6/person, plus tip (thanks, Bucky Book!)
JM gave Hody Bar a B-; Nichole gave Hody Bar a B (see our grading rubric).
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Pulling up to the Hody Bar on a sunny Sunday, we were at first surprised at its upscale exterior. We were expecting a more casual neighborhood tap. But that's exactly what Hody turned out to be.
Spacious yet smoky inside, decorated with the usual bar signs plus various trophies (including a bowling pin decorated as a "Hody Hottie"), the bar's stools were almost all in use. There was a relatively high swivel factor this time. That was offset by a friendly, welcoming bartender. WOLX was on, but a touchscreen jukebox stocked with average-to-aged bar tunes stood by a (possibly retired) cigarette machine.
We looked at the Sunday breakfast menu, which features french toast in an amaretto wash, steak and eggs, omelettes, and pancakes. Though it all looked promising, we opted for sandwiches and a basket of chicken tenders.
The food came out fast and hot. The tenders were quite tasty but not special, served with a choice of BBQ, ranch, or hot buffalo sauce.
JM found his burger small yet reliably good, and it was gone in a flash. He doesn't ever much care for a side of potato chips, though. Nichole's BLT was very nice: the wheat toast was just right, the vegetables were fresh and cool, and the mayo and bacon ratio was well-balanced.
The whole meal was a good value on solid bar food, even without the benefit of a Bucky Book. If it seems odd to drink and smoke on Sunday at noon, you may want to give Hody a miss as you just won't get it.