Mustang Bar and Grill |

Mustang Bar and Grill

Wren Wertin

Edwards is a-boomin’. Several new restaurants are open and ready for business, including The Ore House Mustang Bar and Grill. They’ve got their game on, beginning with inviting hosts who greet you at the door.

The interior bears no resemblance to previous tenants, Asia. The hard wood floors and booths are rustic yet clean. Old saddles and bull’s horns are draped here and there, while large photographs of “the way things were” grace the walls. Each table offers a surprise portrait, too, imbedded in the table top. It’s thematic without being cheesy.

If it’s a summer day and you’re looking for something refreshing, try the raspberry vodka and lemonade. Tasty, and thoroughly deadly. The starters list is fairly long, making Mustang a great place to meet for cocktails and snacks, not just dinner. Try the mesquite steak bits ($7), savory chunks of beef cooked to medium rare and served with a creamy horseradish dip. The roasted poblano relleno ($7) packs a fiery punch, stuffed with spicy bay shrimp and veggies and asadero cheese. In keeping with Ore House tradition (though it’s not officially an Ore House restaurant, it’s owned by Ore House people), they’ve got steaks to spare. Three cuts, 10-ounce sirloin, 12-ounce New York or 8-ounce filet, are available in a variety of preparations ranging from $14 to $26. Crab cakes, seared ahi and grilled fish make up the sea and stream portion of the menu. They also serve Southwestern specialties such as chile citrus chicken, salads and burgers. The bar opens daily at 4:30 p.m., and dinner is served beginning at 5:30 p.m. For more information call them at 926-7806.

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