Beer - Excellent
Food - Meh
Atmosphere- Contemporary Hipster
Date Visited - October 2009
Boscos Overton Square in Memphis has a contemporary and upscale interior. The patrons seemed to be the ageing hippy type. It was very nice even though it really wasn't my thing.
The beer... I really liked the beer here and in fact it was my favorite thing about this place. I didn't see a 'sampler' on the menu so I ordered beer by the pint glass, therefore I didn't try their whole range of beers. Their Isle of Skye Scottish Ale was rich and delicious though, enough so that I would definitely return here for the beer.
The food... Boscos reminds me a lot of The Covey in Ft. Worth. This is especially true in the kind of upscale atmosphere and the fancy smancy food on the menu. The one big difference, in my opinion, was at The Covey, the food was excellent, at Boscos, ... not so much. Sure it is fancy as you can choose from such options as Smoked Duck Spring Rolls and Wood Oven Planked Salmon, but the taste, which for my money is more important than the high dollar words in the descriptions and showy appearance on the plate, the taste, ... meh. It certainly wasn't the worst food I've ever had, but man, you can get better almost anywhere else.
The service here was very good, after the beer, probably the best thing about this brew pub. Between the beer and the service, I could definitely see myself coming back for a beer or two, but I doubt I'd cure my hunger pangs here. (Remember though, I'm not a 50 year old Californian with a hankerin' for Black Bean & Goat Cheese Tamales encrusted in Masa Dough)
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