5/1/19 This is the new Sand Bar in Gilbert Arizona! It is across the street from the outdoor San Tan Valley Mall, right at that main intersection. As soon as you see it from the road you want to drive right over to it. The look of it from the road makes you feel like you are on vacation in the Bahamas somewhere! I am SO excited this place has come so close to us. It’s just SO exciting!
On our 4-day Trip to Wisconsin in September 2018, (to see the Badgers and the Green Bay Packers play), we found ourselves searching for the BEST Cheese Curds! We didn’t plan this, it just happened! As you may know, Wisconsin is known for really good Cheese and anyone who has been to Wisconsin knows they produce some of the BEST Cheese Curds around! The consensus with the couple we were with was that “Water Street Brewery” in Delafield, Wisconsin had the BEST Cheese Curds of the 3 places we tasted and here is why…
They had a Sharp White Cheddar Cheese and the texture was similar to a really good, fresh, String Cheese…the awesome thing about these were that they never got hard. My experience has been that if you don’t eat Cheese Curds within a minute after they come out of the fryer, they get hard and are just not very good. These Cheese Curds stayed soft and gooey. They also used a light golden honey lager Batter which was like a Tempura Batter, crunchy but light, not greasy and perfectly cooked. So many places serve Cheese Curds out of a bag, pre-bought, frozen (yuck)…but these…I must say, were the BEST Cheese Curds I have ever had! (a 10)!
OVERALL RATING: 9 FOOD: 8 SERVICE: 9 AMBIENCE: 9 VALUE FOR YOUR MONEY: 10
For those of you in my area, have you been to downtown Gilbert lately? I can’t believe how it has changed and all the restaurant/bars that have popped up! It is so fun and there are SO many choices now. Most have great menus, good happy hours, awesome ambience and friendly staff. Check out The Brass Tap’s website to see all the specials and fun activities they have going on all week long.
MY OVERALL RATING: Food: 7 Ambience for a Sports Bar: 8 Service: 6 Value for your Money: 9
*Note: My rating isn’t strong because I feel there is room to grow and improve as can be expected with most New restaurants. The server was very nice but the service was slow. She admitted that she had way too big of a station, short handed I guess. When a restaurant is new it is especially important to over staff to ensure a good first impression so people come back. Don’t you agree?