The Barrelhouse opened up last month in Tech Square. I finally made my way over there. As the name implies, it has a wide selection of alcoholic beverages of all strengths. But they didn't make the mistake of so many places by assuming that the customers will drink enough to not notice the food. This is more what a post-Great Recession restaurant should be: simple but good food.
Even before I bit into my vegetable sandwich I took in a good whiff of cheese. The bite did not disappoint. The bread (ciabatta?) was great too, with a very crusty outside and tender inside. The tomato soup had a good dose of cream and croutons that fulfilled the sandwich's promise of great bread. That little cup of soup was probably my favorite part of the meal.