I won’t be the first to report it, but Broadway Brewery is open. My early take: it may be as good as you hoped.
First, the beer. Their APA was tasty, but seemed a little flat. The rye seems its early superior. Regardless, the place was packed with beer-drinkers, and no one seemed to be complaining.
Then, the food. With mediocre expectations we ordered the hummus plate, the bacon-buttermilk salad, a cheese pizza and the special – a ballsy ravioli. All, I’m stunned to say, were excellent, though most needed salt. But I realized later that the ravioli was perhaps the best plate of Italian food I’d been served in Columbia in years. I knew it was good, and raised the prospect with Mrs. SMEs. She, fresh from some of the best food of our lives in Boston (future post y’all) pronounced it all-time worthy.
So far so good.
(Note: I count Broadway Brewery co-owner Walker Claridge as a friend)