Boscos Restaurant – For Beer Lovers

For dinner in Little Rock, the Husband and I hadn’t received any recommendations on where to eat so we decided to explore the local area to see what we could find.  A quick perusal of Urbanspoon restaurants showed a handful of restaurants that didn’t speak to us.  We saw that they had a Flying Saucer, but having been to the one in Charlotte and the one in Columbia, SC, we knew we’d like it but we were hoping for something more unique.

We walked up and down the block and just as we were about to settle on the Flying Saucer (well not quite settling as we knew we’d have a good meal and good beers), we saw Boscos Restaurant.  (The Husband saw the awning while I saw a folding board noting their Sunday brunch.)

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Being beer lovers ourselves, and their awning claiming to be a place for beer lovers (hey! that’s us!) we decided to give them a shot.  We were offered seats outside but it was a tad chilly and the latino concert/festival was still going on, next door, and quite loudly! I did pop outside to get a photo from the balcony however.

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We met our waiter, Brock, and were immediately impressed and looked forward to the rest of the evening.  He was personable, friendly, and gave us lots of great recommendations.  We started with beer of course! Boscos brews their own beer and we do love microbrews.  The Husband ordered the Boscos HopGoddess Ale, described as being  brewed with 100% pilsner malt and a heaping helping of Saaz hops, a hybrid pilsner fermented as an ale.  I had the Downtown Brown, a classic English-style Nut Brown Ale.  As described, it was flavorful and easy to drink.

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Later in the meal, Brock brought us samples of the Boscos Oatmeal Stout (I was a fan!), the Isle of Skye Scottish Ale (a well brewed Scottish Ale according to the Husband), Boscos Bombay IPA, and Boscos Famous Flaming Stone Beer.

The food menu had lots of interesting options but the Prix Fixe menu caught our eye.  Both the Husband and I were sold on it.  $25 for three courses, that all looked appetizing, looked good to us.

To start, the Husband ordered the Petite Oyster Poboy.  This was not at all petite! It was fried oysters tossed in honey hot sauce, served on toasted french bread and topped with melted blue cheese.  The Husband really enjoyed this and shared it with me even though I was hesitant as I hate blue cheese.  This was GOOD! Perhaps it’s the first dish that will help ease me into liking blue cheese.  We’ll see…

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I ordered the Chicken Flauta.  It was shredded chicken, refried beans, and mozzarella rolled in two tortillas and pan fried, served over salsa de rojo.  This was also excellent.  Creamy center and the salsa had a nice kick to it.

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For our main courses, the Husband and I both ordered the same thing, a dish highly recommended by our waiter.  We got the Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin.  They were topped with an apricot glaze and served with garlic mashed potatoes and braised cherry tomatoes.  The tomatoes were cooked perfectly, the mashed potatoes were flavorful, and the pork was tender.  A great recommendation! IMG_8553

For our last course, we of course had dessert.  Our options included Apple Crisp, Brownie a la Mode (always in fashion as the Husband says), and Sorbet.  I went with the Apple Crisp while the Husband went with the Brownie.  Neither of us were impressed with the desserts, but they weren’t bad.

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While we’re sure we would have had a good meal at Flying Saucer, we were glad we found Boscos.  The service was good, the food was excellent, and the beers were refreshing.  There are four locations, according to their menu, so if you’re looking for another brewery and you’re near one of these cities (ironically we’d been in all of them in the last 48 hours!), check them out.  IMG_8539 IMG_8544

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