Dodging Duck in Boerne
Ok, so I've not posted a review on this place because the first trip we made here was not-so-hot, but the last one was so wonderful! So I'm posting my review and look forward to seeing if anyone else has comments on the place :)
First, let me start by saying that it's a Brewhaus, so food would naturally be second to the brew. And since I'm not a drinker, and honestly HATE beer (except for cooking), you need to know that to understand where this review comes from...
The first trip hubby and I made to DD was at lunchtime on a Friday. I got the fish and chips and he got the Axis burger. This was not a good experience. The fish fell right out of the coating and was greasy. The malt vinegar had an off taste (could just be the brand, which I can't recall the name of) and hubby's axis burger was dry and overcooked. But, I'm someone who believes that everyone can have an off day, so we decided to try it again.
Our second visit more than redeemed the food for us! We went on a Thursday night and sat out on the patio (a little chilly that night, but very serene and pretty!). We ordered their new "two dip" thing as an appetizer. It was good, but seemed to be lacking something we couldn't quite put our finger on. Then dh ordered the Philly cheese steak and I ordered the tapas portion of their tenderloin medallions. OH MY! The flavor on those medallions was AWESOME! I'm guessing they were marinaded or at least basted with some of the brew from the place, but the result was a sweet/spicy/almost vinegary flavor that blew me away! It's served with "avocado butter" (basically unseasoned guac) and a chimichuri sauce that was fantastic. And the tapas portion was HUGE! I was expecting maybe a few small pieces of meat, but there were 4 pieces about 4" diameter each and done exactly to my request (medium rare). I ended up taking some home because I couldn't finish and it was delicious the next day as well! Dh said his Philly was one of the best he's found in Texas (having relatives in Philly and had the "real thing") and the bite I had was definitely tasty. All in all it was a great visit and we'll definitely go back!
One thing that made us laugh is the door handles on the doors in from the patio... There are handles at the bottom of the door, which the waitresses open using their feet, which makes total sense when you think about it! How else would they open a door with hands full of brew and food! And the only other comment I have is that I wish they'd list their menu on their website! They've got a ton of photos, but no menu! Of course I'm of the mind that many restaurants need to get themselves on the web, so that's just my own pet peeve :) At least they've got a site! :)
Hope to hear from others who have tried this place!