If the idea of drinking locally (and I mean really locally) brewed beer causes you to raise an eyebrow in excitement, you may want to pay a visit to Harrison's.
A trip to Milwaukee can wait for a rainy day, folks; a trip to Harrison's will provide you with eight different brewed-in-house beers. You can try the raspberry wheat (a version of a Belgian fruit beer), Harrison's Red (a malty full-flavored ale with a hint of toffee) or the La Grange Golden Light (if you're looking to cut back on calories).
The non-beer aficionados in the crowd come for the food. Take a seat in the dining room, rich with dark-wood furnishings and sleek black booths. Sandwiches like the shrimp po' boy, the brew house Reuben and the odd find of fish tacos range from $8-$10. Or go for one of the entrees, like three different, liberally sized grilled-chicken burritos or Cajun classics like jambalaya and Bayou shrimp pasta. All the typical finds round out the steak menu (New York strip, bone-in rib eye), but an original dish like Filet a la Harrison's (an eight-ounce bleu cheese-crusted filet over garlic mashed with stout sauce, $21.99) just may become a new favorite.
Other than appealing to the beer-drinkers, Harrison's caters to the boozin' bunch with fun events like rum tastings and mojito parties. Nab a spot on the patio on the occasional reggae nights or secure a seat at the bar on Mondays during football season to enjoy a free buffet.
Average cost: $10-$20
Centerstage Reviewer: Jill Kozak