We came in for pizza, expecting the typical bar and grill pizza, and little more.
We left having had a great time, a brief date night out in a place as colorful and fun as the lyrics from a Toby Keith song.
There was a little bit of everyone at The Adobe the night we stopped in. There were young guys who had come in, fresh from work, with dust on their boots. There was at least one girl in spike heels, and there were a couple fun people who were perplexed trying to remember the name of the dog on Frasier.
“Something like ‘Ernie,’ ” but they knew that didn’t sound right.
“Eddy!” I half-hollered from across the bar. Oh, and by the way, half-hollering from across the bar is also fine here.
The Adobe is just that kind of place where, if they don’t already know your name, they’ll be glad to get to know you and make you want to come back.
But what about that pizza? Actually, we quickly learned that The Adobe had recently put in a new kitchen, and the menu reflects some wonderful “Ma and Pa”-style eatery choices.
My dining companion ordered a cheeseburger and fries. The burger was big enough to quench a working man’s hunger, and it was all real beef.
I was also hungry for some real comfort food and ordered a breaded pork tenderloin with seasoned french fries. I finished half the sandwich at the table and took the rest home for the next day — it was that big. But more important than being the size of a saucer was the fact that it was a thick-cut tenderloin, with juicy fresh pork that, unlike a lot of other tenderloins, wasn’t overly processed. Fresh, that’s the word.
As we left, my dining companion remarked that The Adobe had served up one of the best meals he had had in our dining adventures. And as for me, I’m ready to return… often.The Adobe Lounge
915 W. Third St.
Mon. – Fri.: 1 p.m. – 2 a.m.
Sat. – Sun.: Noon – 2 a.m.