We tried a newer place in town on Friday, Stoney’s Bar and Grill. After meeting up with some other University of Cincinnati alumni the week prior, we suggested checking this place out for the next football game on TV. As mentioned earlier, the Bearcats took on South Florida this past Friday, an eventual loss for the Cats. But this isn’t about the game, it’s about Stoney’s.
Kim and I arrived just as the game was getting started to find a small group already seated just inside the front door. They had arranged a large table, which we joined, and soon enough took advantage of their wonderful 2-for-1 happy hour. This includes all drafts, premium wells (not sure what that means), Colorado wines and margaritas. I decided to go with Great Divide’s newly released Hibernation Ale, which was just as great as I remembered it from last winter.
Halfway through the game we decided to order some food. Stoney’s menu is pretty much limited to sliders, along with some sides and salads. I ordered the chicken fried chicken sliders, which featured mashed Yukon potatoes and country gravy on the sliders, and decided to try the tater tots on the side. Kim had the Habanero roasted Colorado pork sliders served with Jack Daniels BBQ sauce with truffle Parmesan fries on the side. All of the food was excellent, but if I had to pick a favorite it would definitely be the chicken fried chicken sliders.
The restaurant itself is a huge improvement over the prior occupant (Andrew’s on Lincoln). There are over twenty TV’s and lots of space to accompany two large bars and skee-ball machines. There are large garage doors across the front, which allow the nice Colorado air inside on the many nice days. We had a great experience at Stoney’s and we will definitely be back. I already know that I want to try the vegetarian black bean sliders, flash fried black bean cake and caramelized onion, served with spicy pineapple chutney.