Crooked Handle, the Springboro brewery located in the strip center anchored by Dorothy Lane Market, has been serving up some great brews since December of 2015. They’d often have food trucks or even promotions for DLM’s pizza’s. They even added a full bar, so you can choose between the Berry Boro Blonde, the Bombs Away IPA or a Moscow mule. But they never really had much to offer in the way of sustenance to accompany their beers.
Well that’s changed as they’ve added a kitchen and quietly rolled out a pretty extensive food menu a few weeks ago. I was able to take a peek into the kitchen and looks like they’ve done it right! With a kitchen manager and crew that really understand how to put out great food in a relatively short amount of time. I’ve eaten there twice already and I’ve got to tell you it’s good! Currently following covid safety procedures, you order and pay at the register near the front doors, get assigned a # and then a food runner brings it out to your table.
On my first visit with a friend we tried some of the appetizers. Starting with some shareable apps, like traditional nachos, beer cheese and pretzle bites to flatbread and hummus, crispy cauliflower bites and even a charcuterie board and my favorite, the Crooked Tots-loaded with Beer Cheese, Onions, Jalapeños, Sour Cream, and Green Onions and the option to add a protein like chicken, beef or mojo pork. Most of these are in the $6-8 range, except the boards $9 for a 1/2 and $16 for a full board.
On my next visit I tried the CHBC Burger – Beer Cheese, Caramelized Onions, Roasted Mushrooms, Bacon, Fried Egg, and Lettuce and choose onion straws as my side. I could not get my mouth open wide enough for this ginormous burger- but even eating it with a fork it was one of the best burgers I’ve had in a while. And yes, I should have taken a picture, but I was so excited to dig in, I forgot
For those of you that might prefer a salad:
To check out the entire menu, visit the website.
They have two patio’s one out back and a newly expanded front patio:
760 N. Main Street,
Springboro, OH 45066
Wed & Thurs : 4-9p
Fri & Sat: 4-10pm