Grilled Cheese Pretzel – Dough
If you have not been to Datz’s quirky, sweet, fanciful little sister Dough, you are in for some tasty and original treats. You need to plan ahead if you want to hit this place up for lunch; the bistro hours are Tuesday-Friday from 11:30-3:00.
The succinct and original menu is of the highest quality and our order was executed to perfection. First up? The Duck Fat Fries. Word on the foodie streets has been loud and long about this potato dish. It was everything I hoped for and more. Fried in duck fat, then served with a confit roasted garlic aioli. Potato perfection.
Another stellar choice: Black Truffle Tater Tots. It is hard for me to not love all forms of the Tot. This particular version was elevated to another level, thereby forcing me to do my Napoleon Dynamite impression in a French accent, which was just as awful as it sounds.
Spencer ordered the Lamb Burger. Ground lamb seasoned with onions and cumin, feta cheese, black olive aioli, slow roasted Mediterranean spiced roma tomato, and red onion served on a house made bun. The flavors were just out of this world.
The Grilled Cheese Pretzel is a simple, small, delicious variant of my all time favorite sandwich. Jarlsberg cheese, caramelized onions and stoneground craft beer mustard served on a warm pretzel bun with a hella-spicy lager mustard for dipping.
We were so full, but we knew we couldn’t leave without taking in all of the glorious confections that Dough has to offer.
We ended up taking home a cupcake and a donut, which we ate later for dinner.
I was a little disappointed in the serious lag time it took to get refills on our drinks, and the desserts we chose were good, but not great. Dough is a little on the pricey side, but the savory dishes on the Bistro menu are well worth the bucks. I would highly recommend this place if you are looking for some fun and delectable lunch options.