Down At Rock Bottom Brewery

Poor Rock Bottom Brewery. The Daily News’s Chain Gang column stopped by the chain’s KoP location and came to a conclusion: There were lots of potatoes & the beer was good.

Ouch.

More specifically:


After a monster appetizer, four main dishes and three desserts, our verdict:The beer is good.The Gang started with the two-tiered appetizer sampler ($14.99), which featured a mountain of gooey nachos, onion rings, Buffalo chicken wings and something called a Titan Toothpick, which is kind of like a Mexican egg roll - smoked chicken, Jack cheese, peppers and onions wrapped in a tortilla and fried. All were OK; nothing stood out.The Chain Gang appreciates a smart-aleck waitress as much as we appreciate a good meal, so Rock Bottom scores points for its sassy server, who pitched those menu items like a Cole Hamels fastball - hard.But “the best steaks anywhere”? Come on. That’s laying it on as thick as the steak’s gorgonzola cheese sauce.The Tenderloin with Roasted Garlic ($21.99) was a well-prepared piece of meat (the cheese sauce left a bit of a smoky aftertaste) with stuffed garlic cloves so giant the Gangsterette who ordered it was intimidated.”Steak should not be stuffed with anything,” she said. “It’s not chicken, pasta or a turkey, damn it!”Like many of the dishes, the steak came with a side of white cheddar mashed potatoes that our waitress raved about as if those spuds were the rarest of truffles. The Gangsterette found the mash appealing.”The cheese wasn’t overpowering, and it didn’t mess with the smoothness of the potatoes,” she said.They reminded the Gang leader of a cross between Wheatina and spackle.

Hey… that “Titan Toothpick” sounds absolutely repulsive. Mmm… coronary bypasses.

Poor Rock Bottom Brewery. The Daily News’s Chain Gang column stopped by the chain’s KoP location and came to a conclusion: There were lots of potatoes & the beer was good.

Down At Rock Bottom Brewery