So it's been almost three years since Lord Hobo opened, and for a variety of reasons -- including less than stellar reviews here and an early chef change -- I never got around to trying it. Until now. And now I can't get enough!
It started a few weeks ago when I walked over for a beer. I guess I hadn't paid attention to how good their beer list -- both draught and bottles -- is, but the beer menu was the first thing to suck me in. I sat at the bar and thoroughly enjoyed a St Bernardus, as well as the great vibe. I have now been back four times in the last few weeks, and am working my way through both the beer and the food menu.
Of the beers, I have always loved Sinebrychoff, a Porter from Finland, and was excited to see it on the Lord Hobo menu. The Stone 16th Anniversary Ale was not a winner, but the Stone Sublimely Self Righteous Ale was, as was the Achel Trappist Extra (albeit at $30 for a 25.4 oz bottle).
The food has been consistently solid: fried chicken on biscuits (two with fries for a ridiculously cheap $10 on Monday night biscuit night), a very good burger, pan roasted duck breast (a special last week), and a veggie burger. They also offer a simple salad with chevre -- a fairly large serving, very nicely dressed, for only $6 -- that I have enjoyed. I'll continue to pay $30 for premium beers like the Achel when the food is this cheap, and solidly good.
For those of you who haven't tried Lord Hobo, or for those who haven't been in a while, I strongly encourage a visit!