Story by Megan Whitehead | Aug 28, 2017
Photography by Keith Borgmeyer

Chefs at five local bars flex their creative muscles with fall foods. 

When we think of bars, we think of a specific type of food. While that food may be outstanding, we may not consider it “gourmet.” The chefs at ECCO Lounge, J. Pfenny’s, Paddy Malone’s, Prison Brews, and Spectator’s show off their incredible talent with non-traditional bar food that is gourmet. Whether it’s a twist on a traditional favorite (tacos, wings, and jalapeño poppers) or something totally new (pork shank and seared scallops), their skill and creativity shine through. 

J. Pfenny’s
Chef: Angelia Etter
Pulled pork street tacos 

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ECCO Lounge
Chef: Stephen Pilkington
Slow-braised pork shank with red wine Dijon pan sauce

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Paddy Malone’s
Chef: Tommy Tatman
Guinness barbecue wings

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Prison Brews
Chef: Clifton Resonno
Bacon-wrapped jalapeño poppers stuffed with shrimp 

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Spectators
Chef: Steve Whitener
Seared scallops over polenta with a demi-glaze

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Take a look at more gourmet spreads here.