Monday, November 5, 2012

Monday Munchies: Obed and Isaacs Microbrewery and Eatery

Central Illinois has its fair share of unique, delicious restaurants; however after living in the area for some time now, the selection for unique, delicious restaurants I've not been to is limited.

Luckily, JC heard some great things about a fairly new microbrewery in Springfield called Obed and Isaacs, so we decided to give head over to the state capitol for some new cuisine.

The first thing that makes this restaurant stand out is the fact that the restaurant has been converted from a huge, old house near the old state capitol. Because it is housed in an old house it doesn’t seat as many people as your average restaurant. JC and I had to wait about an hour to get into the restaurant, but the wait was not wasted. We both worked our way through their menu of home-brewed beers.
Obed & Isaacs Microbrewery & Eatery
We first had a small sampler of four beers. I tried a pumpkin and stout beer and blond ale, while JC tried some stout beers. I finally decided on a couple I liked and was set to wait for our food.

We had been given recommendations to try the beer-battered onion rings. They did not disappoint. The onion rings were huge, tasty and not too greasy – the perfect combination for the appetizer.  I decided on a salad for dinner and JC had the Springfield staple, a horseshoe. Both of us decided the food was great, and outshined the beer.

All in all, Obed and Isaacs is a great place to go for food and drinks. I know I’ll be in back in the spring/summer time when it’s warm and I can sit in the patio and enjoy a nice home-brew and some great food.  To find out more about the really interesting history of the old home, brewery and restaurant head to Obed and Isaac Microbrewery and Eatery website.

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