So I was going to start this review by talking about Shakespeare and the history of theater in the round and circular buildings and all that jazz, because the first paragraph is where I go off on some weird tangent that then get looped around to whatever I’m talking about, but instead I’m just going to show you a picture of Two Brothers Roundhouse.
Just look at that freaking building. Now, I’m no architect, but that place is bananas. Two Brothers brews their own beer there. There are like three different restaurants in there and multiple bars. And a coffee place too. That whole open center bit is a beer garden. Or you can get married there. And they have live music and concerts.What kind of hodgepodge business establishment is this place! One with nachos, that’s what, and after waiting 30 minutes to valet the car (as when you have a million places for people to meet up parking is going to sometimes be a nightmare) I had a menu in front of me and read the following description:
Two questions had I: (1) What is a “Chimichurri”? (2) What is a “Seitan”? If only there was an Oxford English Dictionary to consult!
And it looks like the OED only lets you do so many searches for free, so good thing I only had to check two of the definitions in that description! Well seitan I was definitely not all about, but chimichurri I was intrigued by, so order away I did.
When the nachos arrived I was faced with a big of a conundrum of “where is the chimichurri?” I can’t hold it against them that I was a big ol’ dumb dumb who didn’t know what a “chimichurri” looks like, but if you had no idea what buffalo chicken was and ordered a dish of nachos with it you will notice large orange chicken chunks on top that aren’t normally on nachos that could tip your hand. I got that it was supposed to be green, but other than lettuce the only green thing I could see appeared to be a tiny bit of something on the pico de gallo. Was this a chimichurri? Nope, after a bit of digging through the pile of chips I stumbled across a deep vein of green gold, but I feel that if you have something called “Chimichurri Nachos” the chimichurri should be front and center, not hidden away.
Chimichurri, a.k.a. South American Pesto, is a pretty tasty addition to a thing of nachos, so I would recommend acquainting yourself with it should you have the chance. I think a nice grilled steak topping with it rather than grilled chicken would have been a smarter choice, but since that wasn’t even an option I can’t feel too bad about not having it that way. What I can feel bad about is how I ran out of chips long before I ran out of toppings, which between that and running out of toppings before I run out of chips is the lesser of two evils. “The Leavings” are always a delicious part of the nachos to consume after eating all the chips and you need just a few more to join the clean plate club, but when you have enough leftover toppings to make almost another whole order of nachos your ratios are off a bit.
I’m not a huge beer guy (I’m more of a regular sized beer guy) but I was assured by the people I was with that Two Brothers makes some excellent beer right there in house, so you definitely have that to look forward to. And nachos as well? Sure, these aren’t bad, I’d say check them out. Refreshing myself on the menu again I see they also make a Cinnamon Root Beer, WHICH I DID NOT KNOW OF AT THE TIME AND WILL REGRET TO THE END OF MY DAYS THAT I DID NOT ORDER!!! UUUUGGGGHHHHHH!!!!! Forget not ordering seitan on my nachos, not ordering that Cinnamon Root Beer will be my deepest and darkest regret. Should you go there, don’t let that happen to you.