Hours: Lunch: Saturday-Sunday; dinner: seven days
Open late: Saturday till 3, other nights till 2
Live music, darts, and a combination of American, Balkan, and Mediterranean food.
With its dartboard, pool table, signs on the wall advertising buckets of Rolling Rock, and Led Zep blaring from the jukebox, Briskus is more bar than conventional bistro, but the menu is ambitious for the setting. Besides pizza, theres a full lineup of appetizers, sandwiches, and entrees, many reflecting the owners' Albanian heritage. The chicken kofta appetizer, four fist-size meatballs, is stuffed with creamy feta, and the tzatziki, with long strands of grated cucumber, was some of the best Ive tasted in a restaurant. The house salad—romaine lettuce, tomato wedges, onion, and cucumber—was crisp and fresh. Entrees faltered a bit: qubapas, ground beef-and-lamb meatballs, were tough and salty, and the lamb kebab, though flavorful, was also tough. But the place is friendly, and the beer selection isn't bad—all the usual suspects and close to 20 microbrews.
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With its dartboard, pool table, signs on the wall advertising buckets of Rolling Rock for $10, and Led Zep blaring from the jukebox, Brisku's is more bar than conventional bistro. The place is friendly, and the beer selection isn’t bad—all the usual suspects and close to 20 microbrews. There's a great scotch selection. —Kathie Bergquist