How many incarnations has their been of Shorty's, the basement bar underneath Sbrocco on Court Avenue? I've lost track. The latest, Shorty's Somewhat Fancy Bar features a menu replete with comfort foods.
Among their hot sandwiches my favorite is the Shummer Shausage Shandwich, a deep-fried, half-inch thick slice of summer sausage on a hamburger bun with cheese is simple, yet inspired. A choice of one side come with with any of their hot sandwiches, on this occasion I sampled a functional green bean casserole.
On afternoons, Shorty's offers up a duo of loose-meat sandwiches for a buck-fifty apiece: a Sloppy Joe, and the Sloppy Giuseppe, made with Italian sausage flecked with peppers and onion. The Giuseppe is a tasty bite!
While partaking a grilled cheese tour of downtown restaurants [see blog post] I tried the grilled cheese and chili combo from the entrée (main course) menu. Both were perfectly fine but not remarkable. On my last visit to Shorty's I settled for a simple basket of cheese curds. I hope to return to Shorty's for puffy tacos, served after ten on Friday and Saturday nights.