Food is filled with some amazing trios. There’s the classic combination of celery, onion and carrot in a mire poix, not to mention the divine Holy Trinity of Cajun cuisine that marries bell pepper, celery and onion.
To the folks at Cover 3 are introducing another trio: dining, spirits and sports.
The new restaurant and sports bar at 1806 N. Loop 1604 W. is offering sports lovers a chance to watch their favorite game with friends while enjoy a drink and a menu that runs from bar snacks, such as jerk chicken wings and chicken tinga nachos, to more substantial fare, including burgers, steaks and dishes that draw on comfort food favorites, including Brick Chicken Macaroni and Cheese, Rib-eye Steak Tacos, Chicken-Fried Beef Tenderloin and Green Chile Beef Enchiladas. Perhaps not quite as expected are a series of flatbread pizzas, a chilled Shrimp and Crab Tower, jumbo scallops in a wine and goat cheese sauce, and Hong Kong Salmon with shiitake mushrooms.
For dessert, don’t pass up the Big Ass Brownie, which seven of us could not finish off.
The space, which used to house Roaring Fork, has been revamped and opened up. A lengthy bar sits in the center of the space, surrounded by swirls of booths and tables, with an open kitchen off in a far corner. Look up and there’s a widescreen TV broadcasting sports of all varieties; for the recent opening, everything from baseball to poker filled the screens. On Spurs nights or maybe even during Cowboys games, if they play any better this fall, you can probably dive into your game from all 360 degrees.
Lunch brings a number of lighter dishes, while brunch on Saturdays and Sundays brings the likes of Eggs Tournedos with beef tenderloin, breakfast quesadillas and Stuffed Brioche French Toast.
In addition to a full bar overflowing with the cocktails of your choice, there’s an extensive wine list and plenty of local beers on tap, including selections from Branchine, Lobo and Ranger Creek.
Cover 3 is owned by Eddie V’s, which started both Wildfish and Roaring Fork. For more information, call (210) 479-9700.