What does Unfiltered Adventure do when there are no plans for the weekend? We make plans happen! This Friday we started at the newly opened Transport Brewery in Shawnee, KS. They were having a Food Truck Friday event and we thought there is no better reason to check out a new brewery - beer AND food!
Leslie, Stephanie, and I arrived around 6:30pm and the place was already packed! We managed to snag some chairs at the front windows and had a good time people watching and critiquing parallel parking skills. At this point, you might be thinking “Where is Andrea?”. Answer is, her work company is pretty awesome and they were out celebrating some recent awards they had won. For some reason, Building 4 did not get the invite.
The brewery offered several in-house brews along with guest taps from other local breweries. We started the night trying the Sister Cities Red Ale, the Can’t Pay My Pils Pilsner, and the Broken Rail Brown Ale. The names are so clever! All were good, but I finished my night with a few more Brown Ales. After our first round, Leslie tried and really took to the Squire’s Coffee Stout. It’s served in an adorable coffee mug!
As I mentioned, there was a food truck at Transport Brewery on Friday night and it was Taste of Brazil. The menu looked delicious and items 1, 7 and 9 came highly recommended. Leslie and I opted for Number 1 with Shredded Chicken while Steph went with the Number 3 that included Shredded Beef Pot Roast. We highly recommend the Rice and Beans with your choice of Meat and strongly suggest topping it with their from scratch chimichurri sauce! The service was impeccable and they were super friendly!
All in all, we would definitely go back to Transport Brewery. The space is super welcoming and both kid and dog friendly. The addition of food trucks and other local beer offerings make this a place that everyone can enjoy. We even managed to get our friend Shauna to meet us since she lives close by! Hi Shauna!
While finishing up beers at Transport Brewery on Friday, we had to come up with a plan for Saturday Funday. While some suggestions (ahem…Stephanie’s) would have likely landed us in jail, we lucked out and found a new restaurant to try. We headed to Tabard’s Ale House for lunch. This place has a huge bar, a good TV set up (they even turned on the Texas game for Leslie) and an even cuter patio we want to try when warmer weather decides to show up. Tabard’s offers soup and salads, flatbreads, burgers, sandwiches, pastas and entrees - all from scratch. I tried the Mustard Grilled Pork Chop and was in heaven! This 12oz BONE IN chop was seasoned with dijon and thyme and topped with caramelized red onions. It was the best pork chop I have ever had! Leslie tried a veggie sandwich that included their grilled Moroccan Vegetables and was also very happy with her food. Stephanie had the wings, which were good, but we all know she secretly wanted either of our meals! Oh, and Andrea ditched us again to hang out with an out of town friend for her bachelorette party. Good excuse I suppose!!
Until next time, Cheers! ~Kristi