“Grabbing a drink” with someone can feel as mundane as working a quality control job. But instead of assessing the functionality of software programs, you have to smile and nod as your drink companion recounts their latest vacation. Change things up at Edie Joe’s. This is a cool cocktail bar and restaurant with a menu of American food that somehow brings out the child in all of us. The big corner space is full of classic Americana kitsch, which you’ll see in the form of blue leather booths, school desk chairs, and patterned wallpaper that could inspire emblems for polo shirts. Come once and you’ll realize that this is where you should have all of your non-boring drinks in PLG, especially because drinks will likely turn into dinner.
In addition to cocktails and large-format bottled negronis, Edie Jo’s serves a range of American food, but we suggest steering clear of anything your average nine-year-old wouldn’t voluntarily eat. So instead of the grilled atlantic porgy and apple salad, this is the place to order a cheeseburger or an all-beef hotdog, french fries, and a warm chocolate chip cookie.
photo credit: Noah Devereaux
Edie Jo’s Cheeseburger
A perfectly enjoyable, thick-patty cheeseburger that comes on a toasted brioche bun. Ordering this is a good use of your hard-earned $14, but we wish it came with fries.
The fries here are of the skinny and crispy McDonlald’s variety. You absolutely need to get a side of them.
Edie Jo’s puts a hearty swipe of whole grain mustard on the bun underneath the all-beef hot dog. Our only problem is the too-small bun.
If you and your Edie Jo’s companion decide you want something grown from the ground, go for the kale salad. Mostly because it’s covered in a flurry of cheese.
Chocolate Chip Cookie
In the end, we eat cookies to feel alive. So, unless you’re a ghost, you shouldn’t have a meal at Edie Jo’s without one of their firm, homemade chocolate chip ones. There’s also a peanut caramel option. Both are extraordinarily acceptable dessert choices.