Best Bar Food - 2006
Readers' Choice: Rudyard's
Rudyard's is the self-described "living room of Montrose," and considering that quesadillas, pizza and other tasty treats (the ones most likely to stain your sofa) are in no short supply here, this is a fair assessment. Many drinking establishments are really restaurants that also sell alcohol, but Rudyard's is a bar first, with its live music venue and restaurant vying for second. That doesn't mean the food is lacking, though. Their greasy delectables are made to order and include the famous Rudz burger, which became so popular that the bar is now open at lunchtime. But even if you're in no mood for a burger or the equally celebrated fish and chips, you'll find a great variety of salads, steaks, pasta and snacks on the extensive menu. Rudyard's secures the Best Bar Food title with this small detail: Ice-cold ketchup is brought to the table along with your order. It's the little things that matter, and in the beer selection, as well as the food, Rudyard's displays considerable showmanship.