Saturday, November 9, 2013

Dark Horse Bar & Grill

Location:  3443 N. Sheffield Ave., Chicago, IL 60657
Dark Horse Bar & Grill on Urbanspoon

A Quick Word:
When Monday Night Football rolled around, one of my friends suggested coming to this wrigleyville bar for the Bears game.  It happened to be a Pittsburgh Steeler bar, so I felt right at home. Anyway, the bar has an amazing heated beer garden open year round.  They had a decent beer selection and surprisingly had even drink specials.  But it was the food special that sold me.  Either a burger or BBQ pork sandwich with a side for only $3.00.  Unfortunately, we had some awful service with out waitress bringing us wrong beers, bringing us more beer without us requesting, spilling food, and not being attentive for most of the game.  I swear we had to call the bus boy to get out waitress every time we needed something. The food itself was nothing spectacular... Well I guess the price is great... But that's all.  And for those reasons, I thought 2.5 mile rating was fair.

What I Ate:

BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich

There was one menu item on special that was the clear front runner for my meal.  The BBQ pulled pork sandwich for only $3.00 and came with your choice of french fries or tater tots, which I chose the latter.  The sandwich was not the largest, but what can you expect for such a cheap meal.  The meat was tender and covered in a tangy BBQ sauce.  The bread was nothing special--unless you truly love enriched flour hamburger buns.  I was extremely disappointed to have sweet potato tater tots arrive as my side.  The lady never stated sweet potato and I was craving just regular tots.  Maybe a small scoop of cole slaw would be nice to give a contrasting texture to the sandwich... but I wouldn't want to pay any more than those three bucks if I were to order this special again.

The DOs/DON'Ts:
- Watching Monday Night Football here is great.  The heated beer garden wasn't packed, even for the Bears game.
- Plenty of food and beer specials.

- If you want the rowdy crowd for football games, this place is not for you.
- Don't expect the best service here.

How far would I walk for this food?

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