Industry Public House
Industry Public House might be my new favorite spot to eat and drink at in this city. Seriously.
I paid my first visit to this month-old restaurant on Butler Street in Lawrenceville this afternoon with friend of eatPGH, Katie. And, I honestly have to say I didn’t want to leave. I could have sat at my table all day long eating and drinking glass upon glass of Voga wine. But, I had stuff to get done, like writing this blog post and purchasing an iPad, though only one of these items got done. (See ya soon Apple Store).
Upon entering Industry, you are first going to be blown away by how HUGE it is. Seriously. Huge. And, both the food and drink menus are equally as huge. I’ll warn you in advance that you are going to have a hard time trying to figure out what you want to order. So, when in doubt: ask your waiter. (Shout-out to my awesome waiter for today! You rock!)
Per his recommendation, we ordered the following:
Filament Fries prepared Truffled-styled with truffle oil, sage, rosemary, and crumbled Gorgonzola Cheese. (A definite must-try). If you love Gorgonzola cheese, don’t pass these suckers up.
Flat bread prepared Goat style, including caramelized red onions, chorizo, goat cheese, and arugula. This was good, except I would call it more of a mini pizza than a flat bread. The dough was a little bit thicker than the typical thin, cracker-like flat bread. But the topping combinations were yummo together. I’ll eat this on whatever kind of dough its served on.
I ordered the Menlo Park salad without chicken, which included mixed greens, granny smith apples, grape tomatoes, onions, pecans, and Gorgonzola cheese, all topped with Balsamic Dressing. I seriously only ordered a salad because 1. I don’t eat enough veggies, and 2. I had a huge Reuben for dinner last night. Really, I needed some healthy veggies. The salad was better than expected, but could have been served in a bigger bowl. The salad was large and in charge, but definitely needed a bigger bowl for mixing purposes. Nonetheless, it will fill you up fo sho.
Katie ordered one of the Burghers (love it!), the Caribbean Burgher to be exact with all the fixings: a pork and chorizo blend burgher with jerk bbq baste, pineapple, sweet lobster, and garlic aioli. If that doesn’t sound good enough, she got the mac and cheese as her side, which she said “may be the best mac and cheese I’ve ever had in this city.” Now that is a bold statement and a reason for you to get to Industry to try it. I didn’t have the chance to get a bite because she literally ate the entire bowl within seconds.
I definitely had zero room for dessert, but let me just tell you that one of the dessert options included BACON GELATO. Your mind is blown, isn’t it?
There are so many things on Industry’s menu that I need to try and I need to get back there immediately. I hope I see you there!