2019 JAN FEB DOWN COUNTRY ROADS MAGAZINE DCR Jan.Feb.2019 web - Page 34

The list of independent, small breweries on Killian’s tap list is long; selections are updated daily on KilliansFoodandDrink.com. The Bloody Caesar is created with vodka, house clamato mix, seasoned salt rim and vegetable gar- nish. Killian’s offers something delicious for everyone, whether it’s on the menu or a surprise special. Warm up with warm kale and beets topped with egg, a side of brandy-mashed yams and pan-fried Brussels sprouts topped with goat cheese crumbles. 34 DOWN COUNTRY ROADS Defining­a­good­restaurant,­Nick­stays­true­to­his­roots­and keeps­his­philosophy­simple:­“Food­is­the­common­thread­through a­really­basic­concept:­cooking­a­good­meal,­putting­it­on­the­table and­being­told­by­customers­whether­or­not­you­did­a­good­job.”­ While­reading­the­menu,­don’t­be­fooled­by­purposefully­un- pretentious­dish­descriptions:­each­plate­is­a­feast­of­flavors.­ Begin­the­meal­with­pan-fried­Brussels­sprouts­accompanied by­bacon­and­topped­with­goat­cheese.­The­Sashimi­Nachos­–­a Thai-Asian­influenced­appetizer­with­fried­wonton­chips,­topped with­wasabi­goat­cheese,­marinated­Ahi­tuna,­sriracha­and­chives –­will­satisfy­a­fusion­of­cravings. The­warm­kale­and­beets­pub­plate­is­a­local­favorite­palate- pleaser,­with­sautéed­kale,­garlic­and­roasted­beets­topped­with two­eggs­over-easy­and­finished­with­green­Tabasco.­The­Banger Mashed,­locally-made­bratwurst­set­on­mashed­potatoes­topped with­Killian’s­cabbage­and­brown­sauce,­is­a­tasty­twist­on­a­pop- ular­pub­staple. Beef­is­a­big­player­in­the­Killian’s­menu­choices.­ “I­love­meat-butchering­techniques,”­Nick­said.­ He­buys­cuts­that­look­good­to­him.­His­preferences­are­fo-