Urge Gastropub - farm-to-table?
- Josh Aug 6, 2010 11:23 AM
I recently learned about a new place called Urge Gastropub claiming farm-to-table, yet listing "angus beef", and no other ingredient sources.
So what's the deal? Anyone know if they're for real? Or are they just another business talking the talk but not walking the walk?
I have no idea where they source their ingredients, but I can tell you the burger tastes like a good ol' Angus beef patty, and that's not a compliment. They mention "local heirloom tomato", "local Carlsbad oyster", and various house-made/cured/pulled/soaked items, but that's all I can see.
They are very big on highlighting all the ways they've incorporated more than one beer into the food, although it was only slightly obvious in taste in the beer cheese soup.
The draft and bottle list is decent, and decently priced but was deemed slightly "pedestrian" by my boyfriend, who knows his beers and what's readily available in San Diego. They do have this pale lager, though, from a brewery in Golden, CO - it's called Coors...
After only one visit (where the draft system went down), I think they're decent for some appetizers and a beer, but it's unlikely to become a dinner spot for us. Especially when the burger is less than spectacular. I'd love to hear if anyone else has visited, though.
Is it just me, or is "Urge" kind of a very strange name for an eating establishment? Sort of falls into the "Searsucker" category for me. Urge? Urge to do what? Write a book? Take a trip? Relieve a bodily function? Have a drink? It's a silly a** name and it doesn't Urge me to mosey on over...
Stopped in at a new bistro in Point Loma today. Just a cheese sample and glass of wine. They claim grass fed beef, Shelton chicken. Dining on Friday night. Deets to follow.