Looking for a comfortable setting that serves up tasty comfort food? Check out Tyler's Restaurant and Taproom in the American Tobacco Campus—an industrial warehouse-styled restaurant with a bar atmosphere, serving up a full menu and a large beer selection. Due to winter weather we ate indoors, but on comfortable days you will find the outdoor patio filled with happy-hour patrons, Bulls fans, and regulars who enjoy relaxing in one of Durham's uniquely repurposed districts. GWG was there to end the day with a plate of nachos and a beer (or two)—Carolina style!
Tyler's NC-inspired twist on nachos provides a nice blend of sweet, salty and spicy flavors, with the sweet tang of the pork as the standout ingredient that makes this dish one-of-a-kind. The spicy cheese and beer queso combines with the hot sauce and BBQ spice to give every bite a kick of flavor.
To complement our bar snacks, we ordered up a couple of Carolina-brewed beers on tap from Asheville. The Highland Gaelic Ale is rich with a touch of bitterness while the French Bread Wee Heavy-er is on the sweeter side—both made nice sidekicks for our Carolina Nachos.
Fitting with the GWG mindset, we decided to make it a meal by adding an order of soft pretzels (served with spicy mustard and queso dip) and finishing with a slice of whipped peanut-butter pie. If you've got an appetite, picking a few of Tyler's appetizers will fill you on food and flavor.
Tyler's also has locations in Apex, Cary and soon in Raleigh, but the Durham location definitely creates a unique experience that sets it apart.