Exp Restaurant and Bar:
309 W Pender St
By Diana (Foodology),
Special to The Post
Exp Restaurant and Bar is located close to Victory Square (Pender and Hamilton) and serves up food and drinks with a video game twist.
I came here with my food blogging buddies – Dee and Amy since we are all video game nerds.
You will find video memorabilia on the walls and will definitely bring you back to your childhood days.
Mana + Health ($7.50) is a mixture of Red Sour Puss, Bols Melon, Blue Curacao, and Soda. It is meant to be drank like a drop shot. If you play games like Diablo, you’ll find these two colors familiar. The drink itself is quite sweet.
Thunder ($5.50) is made of Absolut Mandarin, Blue Curacao, Lime and rimmed with Pop Rocks.
Arrow to the Knee ($5.50) has cake vodka, and baileys cream liqueur. If you play Skyrim, you’ll understand this reference.
Ultra Deep Fried Pickles ($7) has fresh pickles and fries with blackened jalapeño dip. It was a good bar dish. Something to nibble on. It’s not for everyone, but I have a secret love of pickles.
Raging Demon Spicy Chicken Sandwich ($13) has grilled cajun chicken breast, jalapeño jack cheese, fried jalapeño and garlic with fresh avocado. The chicken breast was quite dry and there wasn’t anything too special about this burger. It was a bit spicy, but it could have used more of a kick.
Chocobo Chicken Burger ($12) has crunchy garlic chicken breast, honey mustard, mayo, & lettuce. Dee ordered it and just fell in love with the title of this burger because of the reference to Final Fantasy.
Smore-Tal Kombat ($5) has a huge house-made marshmallow, dark chocolate and caramel sauce, brutally squeezed between two honey graham Crackers. Finish it!
I love their description on their menu. We spent way more time oggling at the name of the items rather than finding something we really liked.
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