You want to like Skelly and the Bean. It has charming stories behind its name and its financing, it was furnished and redecorated with the help of other chefs and supporters, including wood from an old Montana barn and a cigarette burned table from the Soundgarden guys. And it has a generous program hosting promising new chefs.
But the food was quite inconsistent for our group. The Maud's Burgers were dry and overcooked, and the "Petit Paquets" seemed no different than well-done standard tater tots, except that they arrived in a tiny bucket. The cocktails were average, but the cheese plate was quite nice. But it is the kind of place you root for, and with talented people involved, I am hoping to see it bloom into a long-running neighborhood favorite.
Est. Feb 23, 2012 - Closed Dec. 20, 2012 - Building constructed: 1930
Previous bars in this location: Easy Joe's
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