One that could be 86'd altogether is the Nutter. A senseless novelty sandwich of peanut butter, raspberry chipotle, bananas, marshmallow fluff, and bacon, it is easily one of the vilest things I've tasted (and this from the gal who ate a scorpion). If you can get past the image of glistening pieces of buttery fried sourdough housing a sloppy filling oozing a milky liquid and take a bite, you'll receive a cloying punch of mush mixed with bread so hard it borders on crouton-esque and takes an eternity to swallow. I'm not sure what craft beer this atrocity best pairs with, but I know there isn't enough of it on tap to extinguish the aftertaste.

Ready for a salad? Me, too. They're not game-changers, but compared to many of the other dishes on the menu, they're safe bets. Although my avocado salad was underdressed, it contained satisfying bites of grapefruit along with beets, almonds, goat cheese, and large slices of avocado atop a bed of arugula.

If, by the end of your barley, malt, and hops, you have a hankering for something sweet, there's the alehouse's excellent version of Pop Tarts. These two warm and flaky pastries filled with a seasonal flavor — think pumpkin ginger, strawberry and rhubarb, and almond — get even better with a delectably sweet vanilla glaze.

At Angels Trumpet, it's the food half of the gastropub equation that the celestial beings seem to have abandoned.
Jackie Mercandetti
At Angels Trumpet, it's the food half of the gastropub equation that the celestial beings seem to have abandoned.

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Angels Trumpet Ale House

810 N. 2nd St.
Phoenix, AZ 85004

Category: Bars and Clubs

Region: Central Phoenix

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Angels Trumpet Ale House
810 North 2nd Street
602-252-2630
www.angelstrumpetalehouse.com Hours: 3 p.m. to midnight Tuesday through Thursday; 11 a.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday; 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday

Spud tacos: $7.50
Tractor flatbread pizza: $11
Avocado salad: $8.50
Bison BLT in a blanket: $8.50
Angels Trumpet Ale House

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Although friendly, the staff seems untrained in the craft brew arena, unable to offer much help to those unfamiliar with its styles, brands, and jargon. In this house of Angels, you're on your own. And if you're ordering food, the response is very much the same. When my vegetarian dining partner asked if there was meat in a brown gravy sauce, the server simply replied, "I don't know."

At this point, Angels Trumpet Ale House is just that: an alehouse. Perfect for downtowners in search of craft-y suds, not so much so if they're hungry, too. Thankfully for the Englehorns, their unique gastropub is the only game downtown — at least for now. In the future, if they truly want the food to be as stellar as the suds, serious work needs to be done. If not, brew food buyer beware.

Amen.

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Aaronmayisgreat
Aaronmayisgreat

I have to agree with some of the other comments, beer good, acoustics bad and a lovely view of a cheap motel on their patio, food hit or miss and mostly miss and servers who make you order by number because they can't pronounce the name of the beer. My feeling is they won't make it on beer alone and need to get their act together if they want to stay in business.

vintagevelo
vintagevelo

I really liked the garden flat bread pizza and the pop tarts. They were delicious! A friend had something on bun and liked the insides but said the bun was very dry and not good. She did let the server know (who was awesome and knowledgeable). Hopefully, they've improved the bun situation. We're due for a trip back. It's a great and much needed place in downtown.

Sean Deckert
Sean Deckert

Where should I start? The beer is good-but that's the only thing in the place they don't make themselves. Plus, the management doesn't take the time to educate the servers on their selection of beer. Also, they have fired a TON of downtowners that didn't live up to their expectations....and they admittedly don't have professional experience in the industry.

Kate Crowley
Kate Crowley

I struggle witht he food and acoustics there.

Jesse Adams
Jesse Adams

It's a cool spot. Homemade pop tarts!

frufrufrau
frufrufrau

Pretty much echoes my experience there as well. Beers - awesome. Food - hit or miss. 

They had a seasonal flatbread with honeyed pork belly, fava beans, chanterelles, and eggs that was really delicious. But the one with chorizo was absolutely gross. Other flatbreads have been alright. The elk burger was great, the avocado salad, OK - but it's a salad. Totally agree about the wings.

Laura must have gotten a bum server. Over all, mine (except for one) have all been very helpful and knowledgeable. If anything, they are pretty free with the sample beers, if you're not sure.

Ryan Everyman
Ryan Everyman

Great place for good beer and better than average food.

royalphoenix
royalphoenix

oe eggs on a pizza...have to get used to that.

kspidel
kspidel moderator

I have tired their pop tarts and they are amazing. But all else....

 
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