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Ember Urban Eatery (Revisit)

Well Ember has a new menu, and it looks pretty good, so I had to give it a try. Of course I had to go solo. Pat is the only lay about I know, and he had stuff to do. The rest of my friends are all busy with jobs. Lunch out on a beautiful day is special, even when you’re by yourself. And this time I remembered my camera.

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I started out with a cup of their Wandering Chili. Yesterday it was sweet BBQ chili with smoked brisket. A chili purist ( Texan ) would undoubtedly throw up their arms in disgust because, not only did it have BBQ sauce in it the meat was in cubes and it had beans. The horror. Classic or not I thought it was pretty tasty. Sweet at the start, earthy chili flavor in the middle and a taste of smokiness from the meat. A great way to start a lunch. Especially paired with a pint of Fountain Square’s Working Man’s Pilsner.

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For the main part of my lunch I decided on a Cuban Press. As you can see they added in-house smoked pork to the menu. No Hoosier could pass on smoked pig. For my side I opted on a side salad with a Dijon vinaigrette. The veggies were fresh and the dressing was first-rate. They did make a slight change on the salads. Before they had a Simple Spring Salad as a side option, featuring spring mix and romaine lettuce. Some of the folks wanted more romaine so they added a side salad with all romaine. Go figure.Ember 006 (1)

Their version of the CubanĀ is really quite good and at $8.75 with a side more than reasonable. The pork was very tender and the smokiness fit very well with the other ingredients. Unlike some joints that use a yellow ball park mustard they use Dijon. Which set the tone for the sandwich from the beginning. Their choice of bread was spot on as well. A slight tooth and a nice density. A sammich is only as good as the bread.

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Well ladies and gentlemen the third review of Ember Urban Eatery comes to a close. It’s just going to keep getting better.

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2 responses

  1. The right bread makes everything better. I always wonder how much people get paid to do the chalkboard art.

    April 24, 2014 at 12:28 pm

    • Well from what the owner told me the kid that did that was an employee and it took him a week. Probably 30 hours. I would rather be on the line.

      April 24, 2014 at 12:36 pm

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