Apparently they have expanded their operations since the last review. It is now a full-fledged restaurant complete with tables, waitresses, menus and the likes.
Snow covered parking lot in the middle of nowhere. Tetons towering in the horizon. Homely wooden building complete with porch. One large room with stainless steel tabletops and a gorgeous half moon bar. Pool tables and dart boards. A trash can made out of a keg. I like the place.
Though the menu is slim, it is good. Pizzas are the name of the game, and New York style is the fashion. Large, thin slices of foldable pizza handmade from fresh dough and sprinkled with a large variety of chopped goodies. House-made sauce, spicy sauce, buffalo meat, clams, shrimp, crab, gyro meat, alfredo sauce and scallops make for some pretty interesting combinations. The crust could have been a bit more textured and chewy on the inside, but overall it was good. New York is not my favorite style, but this pizza was very good. Other dishes to try include salads, Stromboli and a pizza “pot pie.”
I tried a piece of cheesecake that, while not made in house, I was told is made nearby. When you don’t have the facilities, you must get the best you possibly can to fill that void, and this cheesecake was damn good. One of the best I’ve ever had. Then again, I'm quite partial to any cheesecake.
The beer here is absolutely fabulous. Each of their six varieties left me wanting more. I was very disappointed that their tasters were so large because by the time I was done with each, I was becoming too inebriated to enjoy a pint of my favorite before driving home.
The brown ale, porter, and stout were all in the upper 10 percent of beers of their styles I’ve ever had, though none top the list. The amber is crisp and fresh, and a precursor to the Rodeo Red, which begins like the amber, but finishes with the complexity and satisfaction of a nut brown ale. I loved this beer. My other favorite was the ESB. It wasn’t quite traditional, but the changes were subtle and welcome.
Excellent service. Very attentive. Maybe a bit too friendly with the constant hand on the shoulder pat, but then again, I am an attractive single fellow traveling alone. Who can blame her?