The Drop Bar & Bistro has been a Martini Corner mainstay for seven years.
By Sarah Gish
Recently, new owners shook up the food menu, hired two new bartenders who specialize in craft cocktails, and redecorated. (Read about all the changes in my dining column in Ink)
During happy hour, I tasted the brand-new Brussels sprouts-arugula salad ($9), topped with crispy bacon, dried cranberries and almond slivers. The salad reminded me of a lighter version of Pizzabella’s decadent (but so worth it) Brussels sprouts appetizer, which is loaded with pancetta.
I also tried a freshly invented cocktail made with house-infused ginger vodka. But one of the most memorable things I sampled that day wasn’t new at all: The Drop’s lamb sliders ($9) consist of two buttery Farm to Market brioche buns swaddle juicy burger patties. Tangy white goat cheese and fresh green arugula balance the rich bun and savory lamb.
Usually I’m not big on sliders -- if I’m craving a burger, I’ll order the full-size version -- but these were supremely satisfying. It’s no wonder owners Liz Enzor and Chris Ridler left them on the menu. And don’t worry, Drop regulars -- the bruschetta isn’t going anywhere, either.
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Enterprise reporter Sarah Gish writes dining and bar guides for Ink magazine. She also writes a monthly cooking story for The Star’s Food section and tweets @sarah_gish.