Sunday, January 13, 2019
Morgantown Edition: Iron Horse Tavern - University Town Centre
You know I can never pass up shrimp & grits!
Iron Horse Tavern is arguably one of the more successful restaurant that has popped up in Morgantown over the past five years. So successful, in fact, they've opened a second location at the University Town Centre.
The location, which looks similar to the downtown spot, has wooden accents, dark chairs and booths, and local art all over the walls.
The menu is the same, save for no brunch at this location. That said, it's still a bit different from the last time I visited, so I was excited to try some new items.
We started with an appetizer of house-fried chips, which come with a bacon & sour cream dip!
And, I ordered a "Who Tarted? Berliner Weisse" from Stumptown Ales to start. "Golden in color, this weisse has a rich & tart flavor." The sour beer had me hooked!
As we were all perusing the menu for our main meals, we saw the "Impossible Burger," which has been highly praised for being a nearly identical substitute to meat - but it's made with wheat protein, potato protein, and coconut oil.
We got one that we all tried, and honestly, I couldn't tell the difference. I was really trying to pinpoint some unique differences or get that "veggie burger" taste, but if you told me that was a regular burger, I would believe you. And Vicki & Steve felt the same. Look below, it even looks like a real burger!
Vicki and Steve ordered regular burgers for their main meals, so they compared and contrasted a bit. Vicki said the real burger is a bit thicker and the texture is a bit different. But not by much. Below is the real burger.
I went with the shrimp and grits etouffee. It came with a corn cake and this veggie gravy. Mm!