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Monday, August 8, 2011
Union Kitchen & Tap
Ridin' to Union Kitchen & Tap
Luckily for us we live in Encinitas. So a lil' bike ride to Union Kitchen & Tap is just what the doctor ordered. We love UNION KITCHEN! The first time we tried it out was the evening of the soft opening. We were with our friend Howard and we were looking for a place to have a drink. We were on our way to Cardiff and saw the old When In Rome that had been under construction for months finally had a name and was OPEN!!!!! We knew we picked the right spot as we were parking because all we could see were people laughing, talking and cheering their beers. The front of the restaurant faces HWY 101 directly across from Hansens Surf Shop. The windows are practically from floor to ceiling and the tables are right at the window. It was packed! People everywhere. We got in and sat down at a table. Breeze blowing in and up walks an old friend of Phil's, Jim Hurley! He manages the place. Jim told us the background of the design and the plans for the restaurant. We couldn't wait to tell friends & family all about our new find. Fast forward to just about every other weekend. Now we take a bike ride to Union Kitchen & Tap all the time. Seating is family style. Long tables with bar stools so everyone has to get friendly quickly. We like to sit in the booth and people watch but even the booths are family style so everyone scoots in and get acquainted.
We like to order a couple of Palm beers and a flatbread. Union Kitchen & Tap is all about the beer so take your pick. I'm sure they have it. They have a great wine selection and of course their are cocktails as well. They have a wide variety of chicken and fish on the menu and a couple of vegan options for you tree huggers.
Bacon & Tomato Flatbread
Union Kitchen & Tap is high energy and always a fun time. People pile in all day and all through the night. Its a great place to meet for happy hour, take your friends to from out of town or just sit with your beer and people watch!
So head to Union Kitchen & Tap and tell Jim Hurley "PHIL & ANGIE" recommended you give it a try and remember toGO LOCAL! ***** Union Kitchen & Tap is located at 1108 S. Coast Hwy 101 Encinitas, CA 92024 http://www.localunion101.com