First visit to GOOD "microbrew and grill", in the old CREST space in Silverlake. Interesting that this place is right down the street from MALO.
Space and menu seem to be totally new. So does the '80s music that they blast inside. Hard to keep one's appetite whilst being serenaded by Starship, Bonnie Tyler and Kajagoogoo. Annoying at first, fun after a few drinks.
Menu is meat and potatoes pub food. $10-$13 entrees. Ridiculous, Shaq-sized portions.
Rabo opts for the fish and chips. Beer-battered cod is nice and flaky, fries tasty and crisp, even after a malt vinegar dousing. Nice, garlicky punch to the slaw. All washed down with a couple of Kronenburg 1660's on tap. Well done lads!
Mrs. rabo goes for the fried chicken. An entire half bird is served up in a wooden, chicken shaped bowl. The sort of thing that embarasses you when it comes out of the kitchen. If they banged a bass drum and blew on whistles, we could've been at Farrel's.
This bird must've had thicker skin than Karl Rove; one had to crunch through multiple tiers of breading/batter before the searing meat revealed itself. Despite this, pretty tasty. Together with mashed potatoes, a side of gravy, and grilled veggies, poor Mrs. rabo is lost in a maze of plates and a wooden chicken. She is, nonetheless, satisfied.
TIP: Don't order sparkling water. It comes in a ten foot bottle and is a rip-off.
That blemish aside, tag-team service is efficient and very friendly. If you're in the mood for beer-and-a-burger type stuff, worth a stop if you're in the hood.
Can't friggin' get "Total Eclipse of the Heart" out of my head, though.
Good Microbrew and Grill
3725 Sunset Blvd