A “Mexiterranean” Dinner at Ring Bar and Cafe

Tonight we went to an interesting restaurant/bar called Ring on Andrassy. We originally intended to go to Abszint, but it was closed for a private party, so after checking out the menu at Ring, which was only a few doors down, and noticing plenty of empty tables inside, we decided to check it out.

It was somewhat of a Mediterranean-Mexican mix of foods, with items like guacamole, couscous, pita and hummus, fajitas and quesadillas on the menu. There were also some fish and steak dishes. I got a mixed greens salad which was quite good–lots of tomatoes, sun-dried and fresh, and sesame seeds in a tart vinaigrette accompanied by soft toasted bread with a garlicky cheese spread on it and some festive tortilla chips. Evan got guacamole and grilled tortillas to start, which was pretty good, though it was much saltier and spiced up than the guacamole I usually have.

I had vegetable quesadillas for my main course, and they were pretty good, though once again there was something a bit off. The veggie combination included green beans, carrots and broccoli, which didn’t mesh well with the cheese and overly tomatoey salsa. It just seemed like the flavor combination needed a bit more thought.

Evan got a burger for his main course, and he liked it a lot–he even wrote in to Chew.hu to tell them to check it out for their ongoing “Burgerwars” feature. He said:

My girlfriend and I went to Ring Bar & Cafe tonight on Andrassy (just
across from Pizza Marzano), and their burger wasn’t half bad. The
restaurant itself seems to be “Mexiterranean”, but the burger was
pretty good. I attached a couple poorly-lit snapshots from my phone,
which probably won’t support my recommendation at all, but anyway
there you go. I also tried the Gerbeaud Pub burger, and although i did
like that one, I actually liked this one better. This came with
sauteed onions, pickles, lettuce, and tomato, and was well-cooked. I
was a little dismayed when I asked for mustard and they told me they
didn’t have any, but once I bit into the burger I found that there was
in fact a mustard-based sauce already on it. Go figure.

Thanks, Evan, for finally providing some info for the blog! (Finally, my first pseudo guest blogger… I guess it’s still more of a quote since he just let me copy part of an email he sent–to another blog.)

He also included some photos, which we unfortunately only decided to take once he was about halfway done with the burger. They were also taken with his cell phone.

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And now we’re out for the weekend. Tomorrow morning, Evan and I are heading to Vienna! We’ll be back on Monday, with lots to share–including new pictures. If you can send recommendations for what to see before we leave, we’d love to hear them.

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