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Catsup and Mustard, Manchester CT.

dugbee | Feb 26, 2008 11:55 AM

I went to Catsup and Mustard last week, so far so good. This resides in what used to be
Del's Downtown Cafe on Main Street, a place that had initial promise but quickly became dingy and rather questionable.

Catsup and Mustard is warm on the interior, the front half is a bar coupled with a few tables. The back half is for sit-down eating; we sat at the bar. This was around dinner time, and it was fairly quiet (in decibels) despite having quite a few people inside. On tap are a couple of Berkshire Brewing beers, Sam Adams, a few other bar-standard brews. While it's nice to see BBC on tap, a few more microbrews wouldn't hurt.

The menu is divided into appetizers, salads, burgers, and some entrees, if I recall. I had a burger, the "Auntie Laurie" which is cheddar and bacon, served on a pretzel roll. The burger was very good, the roll a nice touch - but the bacon was thick and CRISP! A nice rarity.

Fries are not included with the burger (it comes with cole slaw, a pickle spear, and a gherkin) but they have a few different types to order on the side, including plain, cajun, caesar, garlic/parmesan. All were quite good, but I'd rate the cajun as the least awe-inspiring. Burgers were all about $8.00, fries were $2.50 or less.

All-in-all it's worth another visit. They had a bruschetta burger which looks tempting for the next time.

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