The atmosphere, created by Nick Pinerelli, pays tribute to the ease that comes with burgers and whiskey. It’s simple, inviting, but has a few surprise elements. A narrow restaurant where you can seat yourself, there are only a few tables for parties of 5+ but then there is the long bar on the left that forces an intimacy with both your bartender and your fellow diners.
Hungry? We opted for the Railers Taven house burger... The Railer Burger, upgraded with two six-ounce patties and topped with housemade Italian sausage—which was the best part of the dish because the textured “crumbles” was seasoned beautifully.
We suggest The Fix's Crunchy Burger - a grass-fed grind served with fried prosciutto, parmesan crisp, potato chips, mustard pickles, lettuce, and garlic mayo on a sesame seed bun. Match strength with strength by pairing it with a Belgian Strong Pale like Duvel. Duvel's pronounced malt character and slight bitterness cut through the rich burger to refresh the palate with each and every sip.
The Black Sheep Tavern is a small roadside pub and restaurant that you would find in any small American town. With a gravel parking lot, a deck patio and an inside space that is fifty percent bar, you can tell that this is a watering hole of the locals. No frills and minimum amenities means a down home experience with other good, hard-working people. With a menu consisting of normal pub fare like apps, sandwiches, pizza, and wings, I was pleasantly surprised to see that the Black Sheep had eight burgers on the menu.