I have always been a big fan of EVO, miss it actually. Therefore, I was without a doubt very interested to try The Bootlegger Prohibition Pub. I was very impressed with the renovated space, which other than some of the stone walls from Evo (left near the open window kitchen, the place is entirely different. I was really digging the wood and beam vibe, the bar is fantastic.
We ordered a couple of appetizers to start – Still-Potstickers (three steamed and seared pork and kimchee-filled dumplings), accompanied by a spicy Korean BBQ sauce. First off, I am not a fan of giving three appetizers, however these were tasty. We also tried the Southern Fried Lollypop Wings (three spicy Southern fried chicken lollypop wings served with coleslaw and bourbon infused maple syrup). These were decent, I really enjoyed the coleslaw. For my meal, I kept in mind that it was “taco Tuesday” so I went with one of the Street Taco selections, The Cohiba (slow roasted tomatillo seasoned pork shoulder over shredded lettuce, sweet plantain, roasted sweet corn, and drizzled with smoked sour cream) and I added a side of plantains. Sad to say the plantains were the star on my dish, the tacos for me were great, because they were bland; I do not love tacos with too much stuff on them so these were basic and for me were very good. I suspect someone that loves tacos with all the fixings will not appreciate these. They also were stuffed, in my opinion, with way too much lettuce, from the pork I did have it was very good so it would have been nice to have a little more pork. For libations, I tried the Park & Chandler Ginger Swizzle as well as the Moonshine Mule, the ginger swizzle was very good, however the Moonshine Mule was fantastic!
The service was fantastic! Everyone was welcoming, friendly, attentive, and our food arrived in a timely manner.
Overall, I will definitely return to sit at the bar and have some libations. Most of the menu included items I do not really care for; but I might give it another try. I do love the renovated space and vibe.