Thursday, November 27, 2014

More than a bar

Posted September 11, 2013 in Community Featured, Greene County
The Black Loin with Cajun seasonings, Swiss cheese and onions at Doc’s Stadium.

The Black Loin with Cajun seasonings, Swiss cheese and onions at Doc’s Stadium.

Doc’s Stadium, a bar and grill in Jefferson, is more than just a bar. The food is good, the décor remodeled and the owner enthusiastic.

Until a few weeks ago, Doc’s was called Wet Goods, a bar and grill owned by the same family for more than 30 years. They sold out to Brett Cranston of Jefferson, a young man who worked for them for a number of years.

Cranston came up with the name of the bar, in part as a tribute to his 11-year military career as a Navy medic and corpsman in the Marines. He is still on reserve with the military and could be called back and any time for several more years.

“We opened the bar on Jun 28, after family and friends helped remodel,” he says.

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When I ordered a pork loin sandwich called the Black Loin, which had Cajun seasoning, sautéed onion and Swiss cheese, I didn’t realize I would be eating on a table made of reclaimed barn lumber from an area barn that was at least 100 years old. Kind of cool, really. Not that the ambiance of the old table was needed to make  the sandwich taste better. The taste of the loin (tender, not breaded) was good enough that the sandwich did not need condiments of any kind. The onions and spices did all the hard lifting.

Another item I liked about the sandwich was that it was on a not-too-big bun. I don’t like sandwiches that are made with twice as much bread as meat. That was definitely not the case.

The sandwich was served with fries, hot and crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, just the way I like them.

Half the sandwich and the fries were more than enough to fill a person — this person in particular, — so I took half of it home to my husband, who very much appreciated the sandwich.

The menu runs the gamut, some foods still on the menu as hold-overs from when the establishment was called Wet Goods, and some are new items.

Doc’s Stadium
113 N. Chestnut St., Jefferson
515-386-2111
Kitchen hours:
Mon. – Thur.: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
and 4 to 9 p.m.
Fri. – Sat.: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
and 4 – 10 p.m.





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