Manfred’s opened earlier this month in the same building as Woodland Empire Ale Craft, at 1114 W. Front St., next to Doc’s Bar and Pre Funk Beer Bar.
The take-out eatery and catering business is a joint venture between Archie’s Place food truck owner Jason Farber and Bar Gernika owner Jeff May. This helps to explain the menu, which is an amalgam of Archie’s Place and Bar Gernika-inspired items, with some new stuff thrown in for good measure.
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Here’s how it works: Order at the counter and grab a seat inside the brewery or on the patio out front and dig into a big sandwich and a pint of cold brew.
The small yet inventive menu boasts tried-and-true mainstays and a few specials each day. Try Manfred’s signature Beer Sandwich ($6) layered with pork and lamb meatloaf, mustard, pickles on grilled Acme Bakeshop spent-grain bread.
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Other sandwiches include a hybrid sloppy Joe-grilled cheese ($8), Basque-style solomo ($9; pork loin with roasted red bell pepper), chorizo ($7) and a pressed Cubano ($9) with prosciutto, tomatillo pork, gooey mozzarella, mustard, pickles and pepperoncini.
Add some hand-cut fries ($4) and roasted garlic masa croquetas ($5) to your order. Box lunches are available for $10-$15.
Archie’s Place food truck is no longer doing business, at least under that name.
Manfred’s is open for lunch 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, dinner 5 to 10 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday.