The Scene Located west of downtown, Original Joe's is the latest candidate to occupy a space that previously housed the Mongolian Food Experience and the ever-so-eclectic Iron Bridge. Much of the building's decor remains intact from the last eatery to occupy the joint, right down to the posh patio that's been a much-talked-about after-work hangout and a lengthy pit stop for sunset worshipers. Adding to the vibe is an evening pub feel and live music every Saturday.
The Food Name your poison, you've got it, right down to nearly a dozen microbrewery ales and lager served on the premises. Cuisine is several notches above pub grub, and while the menu is nowhere near as exotic as the dishes served in restaurants previously served in the location, chances are you won't be disappointed. For starters, the menu ranges from all sorts of burgers, pizzas and salads to some interesting pasta dishes. Also check out the weekend brunches from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. But a great deal of presentation goes into most of the entrees, in part presumably to assure the clientele that service is crucial to garnering regulars. And that may go a long way to ensure that Original Joe's will be around for a while.