the Elk Public House, being that it is a sister restaurant to Browne's Addition's favorite neighborhood eatery. The Porch is date ready yet family friendly. The prices are affordable and the quality of food will impress you.
The menu is great offering you a considerable selection of appetizers, salads, sandwiches and entrees. We noshed on chips and salsa and as a group opted to have garlic breath for the rest of the night and ordered the roasted garlic and onion bread w/ gorgonzola,while drinking our beers and waiting for the real food to show up.
The Santa Fe Pork Tacos were pretty spectacular and definitely worth ordering again. They came with ranch style black beans that were delicious all on their own.
Also enjoyed were one of the night's specials, Carribean Pork Sandwich. This was ridiculously tasty and offered up complex flavors of ginger, orange and that extra something you can't quite put your finger on. Served on a fresh, toasted french roll and sprinkled with cilantro to add that bright finish. As a side dish and a staple of the Public Houses, the roasted corn pasta salad made the perfect accompaniment.
Sadly we had no room for dessert left. The Moon Unit, which is a brownie topped with vanilla ice cream and chocolate sauce would have been the pefect finish to such a great meal. If you go, go with a local, they'll show you the ropes and turn you onto the favorites that aren't on the menu. We were fortunate enough to be taken by a local and the pressure was on her to find something great to impress my friend Erica, who just moved out here from Columbus, OH. Erica loved it so much she felt compelled to take the pictures for this entry. She did a great job of course she had great material to work with as the food is just as delicious if not more as it appears in the photos.
The Porch Public House
1658 E. Miles Ave
Hayden, ID 83835