Yesterday we were in the mood for something new, so we decided to try Roswell Tap. This is a new gastropub that just opened up in Alpharetta Highway in a renovated, historic home. I really enjoyed it and we plan to be back.
The menu is basic pub grub, like wings, burgers, pizzas, etc. But everything is made fresh with carefully sourced ingredients. We tried the "grit chips" appetizer on the advice of our waitress. These are corn chips made of pressed grits and what I guess is masa flour. It's served with a dip made of collard greens and bacon. The effect is somewhat like a spinach artichoke dip, but with a down home twist. It's the kind of dish I love finding at restaurants, a dish that makes me go "Why didn't I think of that?" What I'm saying is you need to go and eat this right now.
My husband, being a man of large appetite ordered a sausage and pepperoni pizza for himself. It was 14", so even he could only eat half of it. The pizza crust was thin and slightly chewy with a little char on the bottom. Good stuff. The toppings were very flavorful and just the right amount.
I ordered the spinach caprese salad for my lunch. This was a large portion of baby spinach leaves topped with marinated mozzarella balls and tomato wedges and a balsamic vinaigrette. I was disappointed in the tomatoes. They were "grocery store" tomatoes without much flavor. But the cheese was excellent. Get better tomatoes and this dish becomes a winner.
I think next time we go, if we don't decide to try the sandwiches, we'll split the pizza and salad together for a slightly more balanced meal. The bar menu looked interesting, with a variety of beer, wine and cocktails. From their website it looks like they've only been open a few weeks, so I encourage you to check them out.