The Remedy Pub & Eatery [Turkey Focaccia]
Today we have a “Not in the Fox” edition of our little blog here. Food in the Fox traveled east in search of something new and randomly chose The Remedy Pub & Eatery in downtown Two Rivers. We couldn’t be happier with our selection. It was almost like we knew what we were doing (first time for everything).
Bruschetta Done (Almost) Right
So, it’s no secret that my last run in with bruschetta was a little off. Today, however, the bruschetta was dang near right on the mark. No, it wasn’t the glorious homemade bruschetta I trotted out on Food in the Fox a few months ago, but it was pretty good none-the-less. Here is the recipe for The Remedy’s version, straight from the menu: “Our special blend of fresh tomatoes, basil, onions, and garlic served on grilled flat bread with melted mozzarella. Topped with parmesan cheese and our balsamic reduction. $6.99.”
When the bruschetta landed on the table I was actually a little taken aback. It appeared a little overdone and fancy for a place with the words “pub” and “eatery” in its name. But, one bite and I was sold. The balsamic wasn’t overpowering and the mozzarella was kind of a nice twist away from the typical feta. However, the cheese choice and the flat bread did give it a slightly pizza’ish vibe. I’m not complaining too much, but I think I still like my bruschetta on toasted slices of Italian or French bread with feta.
A Not Too Shabby Turkey Focaccia, Too
Today’s main course was a turkey focaccia. I like ordering focaccia sandwiches because it’s one of the few fancy restaurant words I can actually pronounce. Okay, that and I really like focaccia bread. The sandwich was pretty simple. Here’s the description from the menu: “Sliced roast turkey, bacon, lettuce, and tomato served with a lemon aioli on toasted focaccia bread. $8.99.” It came with a choice of your typical pub-style sides, of which I opted for coleslaw. The ‘slaw was chunky style, rather than having everything shaved up into little bits, which was a nice change from your typical ‘slaw that’s scooped out of a bucket with an ice cream scoop. But, back to the sandwich. The bread was nice and airy, as you can see in the photos. Overall it was a bit salty tasting, but otherwise it was well worth the $9.00 price tag considering The Remedy’s specialty is serving ”local products with an authentic flair.”
Last but not least, the service was top-notch, friendly, prompt and had just the right amount of attentiveness. The atmosphere was also pretty nice. It reminded me quite a bit of Nicky’s Lionhead Tavern in De Pere, but wasn’t quite as “vintage” feeling as the Lionhead. Whereas the Lionhead feels like it has been there forever (and has neat, cozy booths), The Remedy felt a little more contemporary. Maybe it was just the lights strung up on the trees that rang a bell.
The Remedy Pub & Eatery
1513 Washington Street
Two Rivers, WI 54241