If your let’s-go-out-to-lunch bunch can’t agree on a cuisine du jour, Crooked Ewe Brewery and Ale House can come to the culinary rescue. The gastro-brewery’s eclectic menu choices will satisfy everyone’s cravings.
Appetizers, sandwiches, salads, smoked meats, a full brunch menu and Asian selections like ramen, poke and Pad Thai tempt hungry diners at the South Bend restaurant. And that’s not all: Beer lovers will have fun sampling Crooked Ewe’s small and big batch craft beer selections, all created in house.
Crooked Ewe’s prime location right on the St. Joseph River and its chic industrial-style décor add to the ambience. It’s hard to imagine the building used to be a VFW Post building. As the weather warms this spring, you can enjoy the river view from outdoor seating. When eating indoors, keep in mind: Since the bar is on the ground floor, those under 21 must head upstairs to dine.
With Crooked Ewe’s extensive menu, it’s hard to pick a favorite dish. Though the Beef Fat Fries may not be the healthiest choice, their flavor cannot be denied. They make a good accompaniment to the Pulled Pork Sandwich, served on brioche, with house made ewebecue sauce (all Crooked Ewe’s sauces are homemade), smoked gouda, slaw and crispy poblano pepper. Those with a heartier appetite should try the Smoke plate: brisket, shoulder, pastrami, elder bread sourdough, bacon and heritage potato salad, brussels sprouts and pork belly, house made pickles and barbecue sauce. And for those with a more adventuresome palate, try Ewe Tso: cauliflower tempura with kimchi fried rice.
Crooked Ewe is open from noon-11 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and noon-10 p.m. the rest of the week.
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Crooked Ewe Brewery and Ale House
1047 Lincoln Way E., South Bend