POSTED ON AUGUST 26, 2009:
On the Hunt
This Brady District pub's got game
Munchies. A pub and grub with a cabin-like feel, this new Brady District bar is a perfect locale to hang out with friends. The grub varies from heavy finger foods to sandwiches and salads.
Tulsa's newest Brady District bar, The Hunt Club Pub & Grub, is a handsome establishment rife in cabin décor including stuffed game such as fish, mountain lion, moose, turkey and duck.
The front of the menu states: "Have a mount that you're proud of? Deer Head? Bass? Moose Head? Talk to management about putting it up on our walls for display!" Antlers, complete with an antler chandelier, are some of the décor's main features.
While the atmosphere at The Hunt Club has a rustic, cabin feel, the "grub" part of the pub is eclectic at best. Menu items span the globe with selections as far-reaching as a Traditional Greek Salad to the Mediterranean Platter; from The New Yorker to The Midwestern; The Dawg to The Pigout; and The Elvis (to note, the Elvis mixes crunchy peanut butter and strawberry jelly with sliced bananas and bacon on a Ciabatta bun) to The Gobbler.
This odd marriage of rustic cabin and eclectic cuisine seems to work well so far, as the place was busy on the late afternoon I arrived with some friends and family. The Hunt hugs a corner location on North Main, with a somewhat narrow but long dining and drinking area; inside and outdoor seating just north of the building is available.
Seating options include bar top, tall bar tables, and booths. It was a few minutes before we were greeted at the table; in fact, I did get up at one point to inquire if we were to order at the bar or if there were servers.
Soon after, a server arrived to take our drink order. I couldn't resist ordering the Deer Hunter ($8) cocktail which was made with Cazadores tequila, cointreau, sweet and sour, and a splash of OJ. It was served on the rocks with a salt rim and slice of lime. This was good but light on the alcohol.
Other specialty drinks include Stag's Ass (Red Stag Black Cherry bourbon with 7-Up); Sweet Carolina Tea (Sweet Carolina Sweet Tea Vodka mixed with water); Sailor Jerry (Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum & Coke with lime); and Green Country (Skyy Vodka, Midori and Sweet and Sour).
We began with a few items from the Finger Foods section of the menu: Queso & Chips ($4.49) and Tequila Lime Chicken Wings, which come in one-half dozen size for $5.99 or a full dozen for $8.99. A large bowl of homemade white queso and a sample basket of chips were plenty for all of us. Standard restaurant chips were served with the white cheese, which was moderately hot (temperature) and was dotted with diced tomatoes and green chiles.
The Tequila Lime Chicken Wings were enjoyed by all. These wings were baked to a perfect crispness of the outside skin and tender and moist inside; there was a slight lime taste to them--nothing too substantial, though. Carrots and celery with ranch dressing were served alongside the wings.
Our dinner was a combination of more Finger Foods (Frito Pie, $3.99, Three Cheese Grilled Chicken Macaroni, $5.99 and Queso Sliders $6.49), sides (Spinach/Cheese Pie, $2.49, Baked Fries, $2.99) and entrée (The Pigout, $6.49).
The Frito pie is described as Oklahoma Road Kill Chili over Fritos with Cheddar Cheese. Well put. The chili itself was kid friendly--not too spicy or hot. The Macaroni was rich with nicely melted cheese and tender chicken. The children enjoyed it, especially the cheesiness.
The Queso Sliders come four to an order with fries or chips. These mini-burgers had grated white onion on them, soft processed cheese (Cheese Whiz?), and a round, thicker-than-expected meat patty. The meat was of good quality but a little dry. I ordered fries, which were a hit amongst all of us; these spuds were shoestring cut, very crispy and hot.
The Spinach/Cheese Pie featured three triangular-shaped flaky puff pastries filled with spinach and a ricotta-like cheese. They were served to our table piping hot right out of the oven. These were tender and tasty.
Finally, the entrée item, The Pigout, was seasoned roasted pork on a Ciabatta bun. No dressing whatsoever was on this sandwich, and truly it was not needed. The roasted pulled pork was incredibly tender and rich with a mild pork flavor. The Ciabatta bun was soft and very fresh; it held the sandwich together well.
The menu is comprised of finger foods (appetizers), salads (Caesar, Orzo, Tomato, and more), entrees (Reuben, Chicken Salad Sandwich, Gyro and more), sides (Tabouli, Yukon Gold Potatoes, Baked Fries and more), and desserts (Turtle Pie, Cheesecake, Key Lime Pie and more).
The Hunt has a Late Night Menu for the downtown crowd from 9pm-1:30am Monday through Saturday and from 3pm to 12am Sunday. This limited menu includes pizza, Frito pie, three cheese macaroni, Chicago Dawg (The Works), Okie Dawg and Tequila Lime Chicken Wings.
The Hunt Club Pub & Grub
224 N. Main
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