I am pleased to inform you that this burger did the trick, plus some. It didn't just hit the spot, it was INCREDIBLE. If you've seen How I Met Your Mother, you'll understand exactly how good this burger was to me. Marshall said it best on his quest to find the perfect burger in the place with the green door and red neon sign, "Just a Burger? Just a burger. Robin, it’s so much more than "just a burger." I mean…that first bite—oh, what heaven that first bite is. The bun, like a sesame freckled breast of an angel, resting gently on the ketchup and mustard below, flavors mingling in a seductive pas de deux. And then…a pickle! The most playful little pickle! Then a slice of tomato, a leaf of lettuce and a…a patty of ground beef so exquisite, swirling in your mouth, breaking apart, and combining again in a fugue of sweets and savor so delightful. This is no mere sandwich of grilled meat and toasted bread, Robin. This is God, speaking to us in food." Ok, so the burger didn't have a pickle, but the rest was pretty spot on.
|Tap House Burger with Yam Chips|
|Grand Beef Burger with Camelized Onions and Bacon |
with Jalepeno Cheddar Soup
|Half of the taps and the keg fridge behind it|
|Just one page of the Tap List|
While there, I had Rogue Ale Honey Mead and Tieton Cider Works Cherry Cider and my mom had North Coast Old Rasputin Imperial Stout on nitro. The beauty of their tap list isn't just the number, it's the variety and the micros you can't find anywhere else in Spokane. It was refreshing to see and I've already made plans to go there for New Years Eve with friends (other self-proclaimed beer snobs).
Thanks for reading my rant and hopefully you won't just take my word for it, and experience Manito for yourself.
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