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Quick Review: The Swift Half

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lawgirl3278 Sep 8, 2009 05:45 AM

My DH and I, after enjoying happy hour at one of our local haunts, decided to take a drive to Northern Liberties to check out The Swift Half for dinner.

Place was fairly empty when we arrived, but our waiter said they were slammed all day for brunch. Very clean, plain decor - tin ceiling, dark brown wood booths with old photos of Schmidt's all around. Very diverse beer list. On Mondays, they offer half pints for $2 which was a great deal. I had a Victory Whirliwind Wit and my DH had a Flying Fish Octoberfish.

Menu is diverse, interesting pub fare. Almost got the duck prosciutto flatbread pizza, but decided on the B.E.L.T. - a BLT with a fried egg, homemade mayo on sourdough bread. It was delicious. A perfectly cooked fried egg (a little runny but not too much), applewood smoked bacon, tomatoes and lettuce on nicely toasted bread. It came with a heaping pile of fresh cut shoestries fries.

My DH got the fish & chips. 2 nice pieces of crispy fish, all served on paper (like it should be!). Not too greasy or dense. He loved it.

We finished off the meal by splitting a Flying Fish Exit 11.

Service was pleasant and helpful. If you're in the hood, or just curious to check out the Piazza, the Swift Half is definitely worth a visit.

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