Meals and drinks at Ivywild College are elementary, my expensive.
Don’t fear, although, they’re additionally elevated given the eating and imbibing choices. The place is a glorified meals courtroom in the very best approach. Pizza, empanadas, salads, beer, whiskey, artisan cocktails, espresso and burgers are all out there.
Meals orders are positioned at separate home windows positioned on the primary flooring for particular person eating choice. Every has its personal cooking/meals prep space.
The menu at Ivywild Kitchen, one of many eating choices, is proscribed to pretzels, burgers, rooster sandwiches, rooster tenders and fries. With so few decisions, you work — or hope — every part is finished excellent. Fortuitously, it’s.
Appetizers are restricted to pretzel knots from Mark Anthony’s Pretzels, that are regionally made. They arrive two to an order, with spicy mustard sauces ($8) or loaded with summer season sausage, Swiss cheese and the 2 sauces ($16).
The highlight shines, although, on the burgers: 5 potentialities plus a Past Meat different for an additional $3. There’s a fundamental burger, which doesn’t imply it’s plain, solely that the standard accoutrements of are a part of the bundle. Regionally sourced Colorado beef is topped with cheddar, lettuce, tomato, pickle and the home sauce, served on a potato bun. The one is $8; the double is $10. It’s the sauce that elevates what would in any other case be a regular burger.
Blended mustard, ketchup and mayo tastes significantly better than it sounds. It’s all of the condiments in a single and works surprisingly nicely even when ordinarily you won’t go for all three without delay. My recommendation is to provide it an opportunity. The home sauce is included on the aspect with all of the burgers.
The mushroom and Swiss burger ($10) has roasted ‘shrooms and gooey cheese that doesn’t overwhelm the juicy meat. Nonetheless, it was messy to eat for the reason that bun didn’t maintain up in addition to we’d have preferred. A basket of french fries ($9 if ordered individually; $4 if ordered as a aspect) made this the epitome of a summer season meal.
One other burger comes with bacon, blue cheese and caramelized onions ($10), and there’s one with bacon, barbecue sauce and jalapeno ($10). Vegan cheese might be substituted for a $2 upcharge.
The grilled rooster sandwich featured Purple Chook rooster breast brined in buttermilk served on a potato bun ($10). The juicy meat topped with pickled onions and lettuce was additional enhanced by the chipotle lime mayo, which I additionally loved as a dip for the candy potato fries.
Once more, the bun didn’t fare as nicely, but it surely mattered little for the reason that rooster and sauce had been so flavorful.
Ivywild Kitchen makes 4 different sauces (50 cents every): Ranch, barbecue, spicy aioli and curry mayo. I believe you may’t go unsuitable with any. Nonetheless, the younger man who took orders stated the chipotle lime is his favourite.
Diners present a cellphone quantity and are notified by textual content when orders are prepared. Meals could also be carried into totally different areas of the constructing, however liquor have to be consumed the place it’s bought.
A number of indoor and outside eating areas can be found.
Repurposed greater than a decade in the past, the advanced continues to be a formidable reuse of an old style constructing.
DETAILS – IVYWILD SCHOOL
Description: Informal and enjoyable for burgers and rooster sandwiches
Location: 1604 S. Cascade Ave.
Contact: 368-6118; www.ivywildkitchen.co/
Costs: $8 to $14
Hours: 4 to 9 p.m. Monday – Thursday; 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Particulars: Bank cards accepted. Alcohol close by. Wi-Fi. Favourite dishes: Hen sandwich with chipotle lime mayo Different: Gluten-free and vegan choices out there
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