Where do I begin with Grain to Glass?? Since its opening, I have visited this pub more than a handful of times. I’ve tried something different every single time and honestly, I’m very impressed. They offer a wide selection of craft beers and a very unique menu.
Before I make your mouth water with their/my selection of yummy food, let’s talk about a few things Grain to Glass has done to make me completely fall in love them. First off, they don’t have your regular top 40 station on. They have cool, funky stuff on the radio; just loud enough for you to hear it, but not loud enough that you can’t have a conversation with friends. (Honestly a pet peeve of mine is annoying overbearing music when I eat.) The staff is friendly, and extremely knowledgeable about both the food and the beer, you can honestly tell they enjoy their jobs.
My bf, Raul ordered their Lou’s Cheeseburger basket and added fresh avocado slices for a dollar. Worth it! He described the burger as a very classic burger with extraordinary flavors. I stole a few bites and agreed. Although a very large burger(1/2 lbs.), the meat was lean, not greasy, the sourdough bread was soft and sweet, veggies were fresh, and the cheese was melted just enough, we could still see where it was grated. Along with that, to no one’s surprise, came fries, I believe they also have sweet potato wedges, and chips to choose from. Fries weren’t too starchy, not too thick, and fried perfectly. Overall the burger did not need any sauces or anything fancy to make it extremely tasty.
As an entrée I ordered the Porky Nachos, they’re an appetizer but “Nobody tells me what I can eat as a meal!” :D I was over the moon after one bite. I think they might have knocked the mac & cheese balls off of their pedestal. The homemade chips were super crunchy and were topped with so many fresh ingredients including: pork, a cheese sauce (YUM), jalapenos, “crema”, bacon, and scallions. The array of ingredients combined created a salty, spicy, and sweet taste. The cheese sauce was also made in house. The only thing I would have changed about these nachos is the thickly sliced jalapeno. I would have enjoyed them diced, but hey, they’re not mind readers, I’ll ask for that next time. There will be a next time nachos!
DISCLAIMER: since these chips are REAL, and not full of preservatives, they do get soggy after some time, but it’s a small price to pay for fresh ingredients, I think......
Lets get to the good stuff!
I’ve tried their Sweet and Spicy Chicharon Strips before, which come in a cute little brown bag, warm, and inviting. (I’ll link the site at the bottom so you all can see the good stuff I don’t have featured.) I am also obsessed with their Fried Mac and Cheese balls, (man oh man, do I love them) but on this particular occasion, I started off with the Hummus Sampler. I was informed the hummus is made in house (BONUS GOODNESS) and I was very impressed. Between the classic, buffalo, and Poblano hummus, my favorite was the buffalo hummus, which was very clean and just a tad spicy. I ate it with their warm flatbread, their veggies, and at one point, my finger, just as good on all counts I might add. They were all great though. I wouldn’t discriminate.
I had the privilege of meeting the owner of Grain to Glass before leaving and honestly, what a nice man! He informed me that everyone who works there is involved in choosing what goes on the developing menu. To me, that says a lot and I’ll leave it at that. Hope you all enjoyed my blog! Tell me what you think! Are you willing to give Grain to Glass a try?? Hope you are! Until next time- S
McAlllen, TX 78504
Phone: (956) 322-3315