My last visit to The LOT at Gaston and Grand was back in February. The giant outdoor picnic tables were still being sanded, and the bridge from the patio to the Santa Fe Trail was still being imagined. When I jog by the place on the trail now, the bridge looks awesome. One biker on the trail joked with me “there is beer at the end of the trail!”
Last night I visited The LOT and the place looks like it’s come a long way. The patio and the playground were packed, which was surprising as it was the first official 100 degree day this year. The misters helped cool things off, but I opted to stay cool inside at the bar.
Service at the bar was pleasant and efficient. The fried cauliflower I got to go with my margarita was yummy, and my margarita wasn’t overpowered by sweet and sour mix nor too weak, so I would come back for it.
The four brisket sliders I ordered as my entreé were decent, but the portion/cost ratio was amiss. I had to lift the bun to see if there was any brisket on a few of them. While eating my meal, I noticed a curious practice by one of the bartenders: resting drink receipts on the head of freshly poured drafts. I was glad I chose to eat at the bar.
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