I joined a few old friends from my men’s league hockey team at the Firehouse Grill for dinner and drinks after a recent game. You may remember the building as the former home of the Watson Bros. Brewery. The building itself is a massive structure just off Glendale Milford Road. It is pretty hard to miss, especially with the full size fire engine parked out front.
We originally planned to eat on the spacious outdoor patio, but after finding that the restaurant was pretty quiet (7:30 P.M. on a Sunday) we decided to grab some seats at the bar. Here I was pleasantly surprised by the draft beer selection. Stone Enjoy By IPA and the newly opened MadTree Brewing’s Gnarly Brown were just a couple of the more than two dozen offerings.
For dinner I ordered the Fire House Wrap with jalapeño cheddar tortilla, Cajun chicken, caramelized onion, chipotle mayonnaise, Monterey Jack, shredded iceberg lettuce, and diced tomato ($8.99). I added sweet potato $1 more. The wrap was packed full of deliciousness and the sweet potato fries were equally as tasty.
The Firehouse Grill easily exceeded my expectations. I wouldn’t go too far out of my way for the food itself, but combined with their great selection of beers, this is a very solid option for the northeast suburbs.