Yesterday I stumbled across The Needle Vinyl Tavern while looking for a place to have lunch on Jasper Avenue. Normally I shy away from pub food, but the location was convenient, so I wandered inside. I was immediately impressed by the menu's clever design, which, as you can see, emulates an LP. The album inside the sleeve serves as the drinks menu.
The back of the sleeve hosts the food menu. I had the Soft Pretzels & Provolone Fondue as an appetizer; it was excellent. The pretzels were warm, soft and lightly salted, while the dip was creamy and flavourful. For my main course I sampled the Grilled Chicken Club. While the fries were run of the mill, the sandwich itself was superb, with crispy lettuce, fresh tomato, a grilled sourdough bun, scrumptious bacon and most importantly, a very moist and tasty chicken breast.
My only quibble with The Needle is the seating; most tables are accompanied by those really high chairs, which I find uncomfortable and annoying. Luckily I found a bench seat.