Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Vout in Northside -- new (cheap) dining option

Vout is the relatively new enterprise sharing the space of the more upscale Slim's, on Hamilton Avenue in the center of Northside's attractive and eclectic dining scene.
On Fridays and Saturdays, the restaurant reverts to the fixed-price, four-course inventive (but still casual) menu of Slim's. But Tuesday through Thursday, it's another concept altogether.
Prices are very low -- $7.50 - $8 for entrees, $5 or so for salads, appetizers in the same range as the salads -- and as with Slim's it's BYO liquor, including beer.
We both had the vegetarian enchiladas and shared a side of rice with kumquats; my starter was a watercress salad with dried figs and blue cheese, and hubby had a chicken and veggie soup.
With the beer and wine we brought along, we got out of there for about $30.
We will return to try some of the other Latin-flavored dishes.

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