This is the first time I’ve been back here since that travesty of a restaurant Catcher and the Rye closed. The new owners have done quite a bit to spruce the place up, lots of new outdoor water misters, all of that old seashell gravel has been removed and replaced by patio pavers, improved outdoor airflow, and the management seems to been upgraded significantly. When I was there, I really appreciated the menu, the mixed drink selection, and the craft beer selection. All really great. I saw brisket on the menu and had heard good things, so I ordered that without having thoroughly read the description. The brisket sandwich is a $16 barbecue brisket Philly cheesesteak. So chopped up brisket, jalapeños, slaw, and way too much cheese. I was really hoping for a finely done, well refined brisket… But shame on me for not reading the description. $16 for a barbecue Philly cheesesteak seems like a bit much, but the tots and sweet potato fries were on point. It was also refreshing to see founders breakfast stout available in bottles. Definitely worth trying again, next time I hope to have a more basic barbecue dish so I can really understand how well they can work a smoker.