I had a day date with my favorite girl while the boys went to the zoo and then watched hockey. V and I started with a bit of pampering at home, had lunch at Soda & Swine in Liberty Station and then went the Disney on Ice show. We came home just in time to have dinner with the boys.
There are two Soda & Swine locations, but Liberty Station was just down the street from the Disney on Ice venue. We went for lunch, so parking was a breeze, but I’m sure it can get crazy if you’re going for dinner on a weekend.
We love the interior! It’s the perfect mix of industrial and vintage. V obsessed over the red bar stools and massive foosball table that doubles as a counter.
How it works
You wait in line to order and pay, find a table and your food gets delivered to you. The servers are friendly and attentive.
You start your order with the type of meatball you want, then choose whether you want a slider, sub, skillet or spaghetti. They have pork, beef, chicken, quinoa and vegan meatballs. Something for everyone.
There are a variety of sides to choose from to add to your order. They also have fresh-baked pies, soft serve and a ton of bottled soda and beer options.
I ordered a bahn mi slider with a side of dirty fries while V went with the daily special (grilled cheese and tomato) with a side of mac ‘n cheese. I was expecting smaller side portions (especially the fries), so we took a bunch of leftovers home.
Thoughts on the food at Soda & Swine
This might be controversial because everyone seems to love the dirty fries. It’s fancy poutine… and I don’t like poutine despite having Canadian family. Unless you’re a fan of gravy, I’d suggest going with a regular order of fries. Just my two cents.
I will say that the fries without gravy were delicious and so were the aioli sauces. The malt vinegar aioli is my favorite. I need to recreate it at home. It was SOOO good.
Mac ‘n cheese with bacon was yummy. Perfect amount of cheese without being too rich and came in a tiny cast iron skillet.
V barely touched her grilled cheese because she filled up on the cheesy garlic bread, but E loved the leftovers. Not sure what kind of cheeses were in it but there was a lot of it on thick pieces of buttery bread. Not your basic grilled cheese.
The bahn mi slider was also good. It was a little difficult to eat without making a total mess, so I had to cut it into more manageable pieces.
I didn’t see a dedicated kids menu, but most of the menu items are very kid friendly. If you’re going with kids, I’d suggest going for lunch right after they open. I could see this place getting packed and really loud in the evenings.