Sunday, January 6, 2013

Granite City Food and Brewery - Troy

Granite City is a very popular restaurant in Troy these days!  I've eaten here twice and have enjoyed both meals.  The menu is very upscale bar food - a variety of tempting appetizers, pizza, sandwiches, pastas, and main entrees.

The first time I ate there was on a Friday night.  Good thing we had called ahead for seating, because the wait at 6 pm was well over an hour.  We ended up at a high table in the bar.  It was VERY noisy and crowded, so this is not the best place to go for conversation.

The second time I came for lunch and we sat in the front room.  As you can see, it wasn't as busy and it was much easier to talk and enjoy the meal.  (The room is a bit drafty on a cold winter day.)

Be sure to request the bread!  It is crusty and served warm from the oven!

The pastas here are wonderful and come in large servings, so you are certain to have some to take home.  Above is chicken with sun dried tomatoes, asparagus, and pine nuts.

I had the Adult Mac and Cheese on my first visit and it was amazing!  Three cheeses, chicken, bacon, and crunchy bread crumb crust!

On my second visit, I had this special of barramundi with rice and grilled asparagus.   Much healthy, but not quite as yummy as the Mac and Cheese!

You must save room for dessert!  This large toffee cookie is served warm in a skillet with ice cream and caramel sauce on top.  Very soft and chewy.  We had it for both visits - it was that good!!

If you go to the Troy location, be warned that you have to turn on the street before the restaurant and enter the parking lot via the side street.  First visit I ended by going by the restaurant straight onto the highway as I looked for the entrance to the restaurant!!!  Consider yourself warned!

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