Bar food by night, Southern favorites by day during Bar 31
March 11, 2015 - table lamp
Located opposite from Arby’s on Montgomery Highway in Vestavia Hills, Bar 31 is, as a name suggests, a bar with live music, dancing, and happy hour splash specials. However, it is also a restaurant, portion adult bar food during night, and Souther-style home baked meats and veggies by day.
Although a atmosphere is clearly that of a bar–a theatre with low-pitched instruments, televisions, drink signs, and an adjacent pool room–the kitchen serves adult a meant beef and two, with rotating daily specials. The grill attracts what appears to be a unchanging lunch crowd, consisting of operative folks and comparison late types.
On a new lunchtime visit, use was prompt, nonetheless we had been suggested to concede time for a food to be prepared on order, as against to being baked forward of time and kept comfortable underneath a feverishness flare or on a steam table.
A vast trout strap was boiled golden brownish-red in a crunchy cornmeal batter. The trout is also accessible grilled. A boiled duck breast was wet inside and crunchy on a outside. The weakest couple was a grilled pig chop, that was tasty, though rather tough and formidable to cut. It competence have been improved had we systematic it fried.
On other days, beef selections might embody hamburger steak, meatloaf, duck and dumplings, salmon croquette, and crawfish pie. The trout and pig chops are accessible each day.
Vegetable choices, that also change out daily, embody baby limas, niblet corn, creamed corn, boiled okra, margin peas, macaroni and cheese, Italian immature beans, buttered potatoes, unwashed rice, squish casserole, and squish and onions.
Mashed potatoes were apparently homemade and served with brownish-red gravy, that was good, though tasted as if, perhaps, it was not done from scratch. Turnip greens were delayed baked and good, with an roughly tobacco-like flavor. Cabbage was further proposal and good. Tart immature tomatoes, coated in a well-seasoned batter, were boiled golden brown. These were generally juicy and one of a diners, sampling from another’s plate, vowed to sequence them a subsequent time she dines here.
Cornbread was done from a flour and cornmeal batter, and was somewhat sweet. Iced tea tasted uninformed and good.
The menu says to ask your server about a daily homemade desserts. This day it was strawberry shortcake, featuring uninformed vanilla cake, surfaced with large, fresh, sliced strawberries in a red, gelatin sauce.
By night, a menu changes over to bar food. You’ll find starters, such as boiled pickles, mozzarella sticks, kettle chips, and grilled quesadillas, labelled from $3-$8. Chicken wings, accessible in mild, medium, hot, lemon pepper, and garlic parmesan varieties, are labelled during $5 for a half-dozen and $9 for a dozen.
Baskets span a cheeseburger, Philly beef sandwich, B.L.T., Buffalo duck sandwich, or duck tenders with fries, and are labelled from $6.00-$8.00. There is also a residence salad, that can be surfaced with grilled duck or steak.