Monday, January 4, 2010

The Haze

Have you been to The Haze? No, it's not the fog you were in after over-indulging on New Year's's Shinji Muramoto's latest venture on King Street, in the location where the original Restaurant Muramoto was located. It's strikingly simple, from decor to menu. This is not a place for vegetarians, but locavores delight... The Haze is an Asian/American Barbeque joint featuring meats from local Wisconsin farms. It's a carnivore's delight.

The quaint space has undergone a few changes, and features a tin ceiling, a beautiful wood wall featuring photos from local farms and a large chalkboard menu near the entrance. You place your order at the counter and pay, then your food is delivered to your seats.

Beverage offerings include tap beers and fountain soda. Sorry, no wine or liquor. Portions are plentiful, even on the lunch offerings, so bring your appetite and be prepared for high quality food, well prepared with interesting twists on the originals. Oh, and save room for Dan Almquist's fresh baked desserts!

We tried the Pork Asian Style with Coleslaw, below left, and the Brisket Asian Style with the Seasonal Cheesy Cauliflower side. Both were tender, and delicious. We tried several of the BBQ sauces with each and our favorite was the vinegar based, spicier than the "spicy" BBQ sauce. Our second favorite was the Asian BBQ sauce, which was delicious on the rice. While everything was awesome, the coleslaw was really unique. It almost seemed to have no sauce, but it was fresh and crisp with a very clean taste. Tim thinks it may be some of the best coleslaw he's ever had.

This unique, locally owned restaurant deserves more than just one visit---so stop in soon and enjoy some REAL bbq, asian or american style.

Haze on Urbanspoon

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