With football season now under way after Ohio State throttled the Thundering Herd, it's about time to start staking out sports bars. Eddie George's Grille 27 is a sports bar/pub in the South Campus Gateway. It features typical pub grub with a generous array of vegetarian dining options.
Eddie George's has 27 craft beers on draft plus more in bottles, as well as a full selection of cocktails and wine. The atmosphere is pure sports bar, with televisions built into some of the tables as well as across the walls tuned to ESPN and other sports networks.
The menu also has my absolute favorite: markings identifying vegetarian fare. Eddie George's actually has a large amount of vegetarian appetizers, salads, sandwiches, pizza and pasta, conveniently marked with a green number 27.
Vegetarian starters include chips and salsa, hummus, roasted goat cheese, edamame, fried pretzels and a number of salads. There are three meatless pizzas, two vegetarian sandwiches and two pasta dishes. The menu is strongly biased towards lacto vegetarian dining, and does not appear to be vegan-compatible.
The roasted veggie wrap consists of a wheat wrap containing banana peppers, spring greens, mozzarella cheese and honey mustard. It is a tasty sandwich.
While the food at Eddie George's is solid, you definitely end up paying for the huge televisions you can watch at your table (or at the bar or in the bathroom). Prices seem a little high based based upon the overall quality of the food, although they do provide an admirable ocean of choices for vegetarians. If you're a vegetarian and feel like watching your favorite team that isn't part of the normal broadcast at the neighborhood pub, Grille 27 will at least get the job done. For diners, an appetizer and an entree should cost about $20 a person.
|Eddie George's Grille 27|