Grinder at the Iowa
Taproom is a fine sandwich, featuring Graziano Brothers'
Italian sausage with marinara, onions, Anaheim and red Bell
peppers, all stuffed in a grilled Italian roll and topped with
melted Provolone. Its not too spicy, but quite flavorful and
juicy underneath the cap of melted cheese. The grilled Italian
roll betrayed an enticing aroma of garlic and stayed quite
toasted. Hollowing out and stuffing the roll with the meat
filling was genius. Think of a pizza boat upgraded to container
ship. Battered onion rings sport a light, crispy exterior;
a bit oily but I'm game to revisit them.
Ham Balls, glazed with sweet and sour sauce over
grilled pineapple. Tender, delicate ham flavor. Lovely grilled
flavor to the pineapple, though I'd prefer them warm than
lightly chilled as they were served.
Fritters feature a crisp exterior, with a hearty
mélange of finely cut kielbasa, sauerkraut, onion, and cheddar
within. So rich, the side of Thousand Island dressing is
overkill. I did dab it onto the bed of shredded cabbage for an