Grub, beer, and fall-like weather at Mutz on Tue, Jul 15, 2014
DD and I arrived at The Oliver House around 7:40 pm. We dined at Mutz and sat outside in the small, shared courtyard area surrounded by a four-story brick building on all sides. Irregular-shaped courtyard. Tight, cozy area. Nice. We sat next to a window for the Petit Fours Patisserie.
It was a fall-like evening. It felt like a high school football Friday night in September. Toledo temps at about 8:00 p.m. were in the upper 60s. It was breezy at times, even down in the courtyard. Partly cloudy sky. Amazingly comfy for mid-July.
We missed the Maumee Bay Brewing Company's limited-release Blackberry Belgian Wit.
We drank the Red Saison, released earlier in the evening. It had a very dark red color. DD said it seemed a bit hoppy compared to other saisons. I like saisons, but they seem to lack the funky Belgian yeast flavor that's found in other Belgian style beers.
From the MBBC website:
I ordered the Betty's Salad, an old Toledo tradition, and hand-cut fries. DD ordered the turkey burger with a side of asparagus.
I don't know who else in the area offers the Betty Salad.
From the above link:
I remember when Timko's existed at Douglas and Sylvania. Since around 2002, the El Camino Real Mexican restaurant has occupied that building.
My Mutz Betty's Salad contained spinach, hard-boiled eggs, bean sprouts, and bacon. Simple but different from a typical salad that we make at home. Even though I only use olive oil and balsamic vinegar on salads at home, I like the Betty's Salad Dressing a lot.
So the Grumpy's Garbage Salad and the Betty's Salad are two Toledo traditions.
Anyway, after our Mutz meal, DD and I split a King Prunus Apricot Wheat. Both beers were tasty. DD liked the King Prunus better. The wheat beer had a burnt yellow-orange color.
From the MBBC website about King Prunus Apricot:
A.B.V. 4.6% - I.B.U. 31
I needed to dress warmer. I wore jeans because of the cool weather. I should have worn a long-sleeved shirt. It was chilly, sitting outside at 9:17 pm with the occasional breeze, especially after drinking beer and a glass of water.
For the July 3 outdoor party that we attended in Maumee, it was a cool evening, so I wore a t-shirt with a flannel shirt, but this evening, July 15, was cooler.
This summer's cool weather reminds me of the summer of 1992 in the Toledo area where I wore long sleeves on many evenings outside.
Jul 15, 2014 photos:
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