Gulow Street invites guests to come in and sit a spell. Ample bar seating and simple wooden tables fill the front room, and a wheelchair-accessible ramp leads down the hall to a seating area with televisions broadcasting the latest game. An eclectic menu aims to satiate as many palates as possible, but the Rigatoni Bolognese stands out as particularly ambitious. The light white wine sauce showcases flavorful beef with light notes of tomato, with the pasta balancing out textures. However, the mixed greens salad (arugula, red apple, golden raisin, pecan, cheddar, honey-champagne vinaigrette) may be the best thing on the menu. The crunch of the apples and the blend of sweet and savory toppings tossed in tangy vinaigrette are a dream.
A mix of bottled and draft beers keep things interesting during a game day get-together, but the establishment’s cocktails are their own event. Nothing ends an evening like the sweet and sour notes of The Last Word (dry gin, green chartreuse, maraschino liquor, lime juice).
Visit on Tuesdays for the “Burger and Draft” special or start your day very late with the Breakfast Sandwich (fried egg, bacon, and pimento cheese). It’s whatever time you want it to be on Gulow Street.
Gulow Street, 1614 Hoffner St., Northside, (513) 873-4005