Although it's in a somewhat industrial area a short drive north of downtown, this lively, high-ceilinged restaurant and microbrewery with an enormous patio enjoys nice views of the lake. The craft beers, especially the crisp but balanced IPA and refreshing unfiltered American wheat, are reason alone to stop by, but the kitchen also turns out consistently tasty, artfully presented comfort food that pairs well with the brews. Worthy starters include lump crab–stuffed fried
avocados and green chile mac-and-cheese. Entrées include hefty sandwiches (note the first-rate pastrami burger topped with cabbage chow-chow and Swiss cheese), pizzas, and several Cajun-influenced dishes, with scallop-and-shrimp jambalaya topping the list.