Admittedly, I have not spent a lot of time near the Hill. I found myself near there and stopped in at SoHa for a quick dinner. My first impression of SoHa was very positive. I love a place that features bar seating. I found a great spot at the bar right next to the fireplace. With as ridiculous as this winter has been, it seems like I’m always on the search for a place to warm up.
As I was admiring the draft beer selection, I couldn’t help but overhear the conversation between the bartender and another patron. To make a long story short, one of the wings he ordered was not cooked. I was a little bummed because they did smell good and who doesn’t appreciate wings at a bar? They were now off my list for the night. On a side note, they did make good on the mistake by bringing him out additional properly cooked wings.
I was starving so I went with a pretty big meal. I decided to start with the fried goat cheese medallions and finish with “the Lipithor”. The burger actually arrived first, but the fried goat cheese arrived 30 seconds later.
Fried goat cheese medallions:
Next up, the Lipithor:
Look at that 15 oz beast! There were several people commenting as they saw this burger being delivered. There’s bacon, pulled pork, cole slaw, cheddar cheese, and Swiss cheese. It looked amazing, but unfortunately fell short of expectations. First off, I ordered it medium and it was overcooked. There was no pink at all in the burger patties and they were just plain dry. That’s rough for such a large burger. The pulled pork really didn’t have flavor. The bacon was the only highlight here. Maybe I should have ordered the Notorious BLT.
If you look to the left of the burger, you will see my side: mac n cheese. What can be said about it? It looked a little soupy and was topped with Doritos. Surprisingly it was great. Even after struggling through eating the entire burger, I didn’t waste any of the macaroni. Now I understand why some people just come there and order this side at the bar.
SoHa is different breed. My excitement level was all over the map during my experience. I would recommend the goat cheese medallions and the mac n cheese but stay away from the burgers. The beer selection is great and I seriously considered getting a growler to go.
Dive 2 Five Scale – 3. Good selection of beer and good placement of TV screens. Not a bad place to watch a game. It’s a pretty small space and the parking is even smaller. On a Monday evening it was just above 50% capacity and there were no parking spots to be found. I’m sure if I lived closer I would enjoy the draft beer selection on a regular basis but likely would be limited on what food items I ordered.