Beware the Mummy Dog at Lake City's Elliott Bay Public House & Brewery

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The Place: Elliott Bay Public House & Brewery , 12537 Lake City Way NE, 365-2337

The Hours: M-F 3-6pm, 10-close

See Also: Calm and Cool,

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Beware the Mummy Dog at Lake City's Elliott Bay Public House & Brewery

  • Beware the Mummy Dog at Lake City's Elliott Bay Public House & Brewery

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    elliott-bay-brewery-and-pub-1.7153395.151.jpg
    The Place: Elliott Bay Public House & Brewery, 12537 Lake City Way NE, 365-2337

    The Hours: M-F 3-6pm, 10-close

    See Also: Calm and Cool, the Belltown Pub Will Refresh You

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    The Digs: With Halloween approaching and a cool autumn wind kicking up, I headed over to Lake City to try out the newest installment of Elliott Bay Brewing Co.'s small string of pubs. Beware the mummy, but first, let's set the scene. It's on the far end of a strip mall in a space that formerly housed a hobby shop. The basement once hosted Dungeons and Dragons tournaments. Currently it's being used for storage, but keep an eye out for an underground event lounge in the future. The ceilings are high and vaulted. The dining room is open and airy. Shiny, lacquered wood makes up just about everything in sight, while large windows provide a pleasant, tree-shaded view of traffic as it slowly whooshes by on Lake City Way. Two flat screens mounted above the bar played sports on my visit.

    The Deal: Organic, housemade beers are $1 off, bringing their price down to a very reasonable $3.75. House wines are also $1 off, making them four bucks a glass. There's a short happy hour food menu: All items are priced at less than five bucks. All in all, it's a reasonably-priced spread.

    For beer, I savored the extremely hoppy and delicious Lake City Way IPA. The brew had a powerful bouquet of bitter hops. For big IPA lovers, the LCW will give you a pucker upon first sip.

    The beer was good, but the food was hit-or-miss. I had the smoked tomato goat cheese spread, which was rich and flavorful, with a little spice that left a pleasant tingling sensation on my gums and tongue. The hummus, on the other hand, was speckled with black beans, giving the dish a distinctly Southwestern flavor, which I did not enjoy.

    Sitting on the tall bar stools, I resembled a small child in a high chair, legs swinging to and fro, which was perfectly fitting for the final dish I sampled. They call it the Mummy Dog, and it's a monster. Presented before me was a wrinkly, dried-up Nathan's hot dog, looking like a nipple from the overly-tanned lady in There's Something About Mary, or perhaps an actual mummy's wiener. This dehydrated tube of meat was wrapped first in American cheese, then prosciutto, and finally puff pastry. Legs aswing, I carefully cut into what resembled a seven-days-in-the-Arizona-sun Pig in a Blanket. The pastry was burnt on top and nearly raw in the middle; the cheese was gooey and clung to and strung from the inside of my mouth like bright yellow hair gel; and the wiener was more like beef jerky. I had one bite, and that was plenty.

    The Verdict: Go for the beer, but beware the Mummy Dog!

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