One questions we get asked a lot is whether we have food at Steel & Oak. The answer is… sort of.
To simplify, one of our license requirements is that we have food of some sort available to our patrons in the Tasting Room. However, that requirement wasn’t put into place until after we opened our doors… without a kitchen, or the ability to build one of any kind.
Thus, having quality food at S&O has forced us to get creative and I’m happy to report that we’ve just started a new partnership with Conte Foods, a wonderful Italian Food Importer and Deli down the street from us. You can now enjoy charcuterie fresh from Conte Foods right in our Tasting Room! We’ll still carry Jerky Baron and other small snack items but at least now you can eat a meal’s worth of food while enjoying a beer.
Second question we get asked a lot is why we had Food Trucks, then didn’t have Food Trucks.
New West didn’t actually have a Food Truck policy in place when we opened the doors. You couldn’t have them parked on the street without having a special event of some sort. However, about a year ago we were fortunate to be selected as the Food Truck Pilot Project location for 6 months and everybody was able to enjoy wicked Food Truck eats on Fridays and Saturdays at our brewery. Then that pilot project ended and the Food Trucks had to go.
However, I’m happy to report that New West now has a Food Truck program in place thanks to that pilot project and we have been selected as an official location for Food Trucks or Carts at anytime. This month we have Melt City Grilled Cheese on Fridays and Chubby Mama on Saturdays. We will keep our Upcoming Events section of our website up to date with what trucks to expect when, so you can more accurately plan your trip to S&O!
So thanks for your patience as we’ve worked through the challenges of bringing in quality food to a place that doesn’t have the ability to make its own.
Now onto fixing our occupancy…