My happy hour beer and the vegetarian menu
Beyond the Edge is a really neat little sports bar in East Nashville. I really dig this place. They have a fantastic beer selection, great happy hour specials, and a substantial vegetarian menu. Plus there’s a patio. I love hanging out on the patio when the weather is nice, enjoying drinks and foods with my East Nasty pals. While their menu is available on their website, I included this photo of it for your convenience. Note that “Albacore Tuna Melt” is listed as a vegetarian sandwich, and “Albacore Tuna Wrap” is listed as a vegetarian wrap. I will forgive them this mistake since I like the place so much, but it’s still annoying.
Chips & Salsa
Had chips and salsa to start. It was pretty standard. A very watery but quite flavorful salsa with thicker-than-average chips. There’s not really much more to say about it.
Black Bean Burger with Chips and Fruit
Beyond the Edge serves the Gardenburger Black Bean Chipotle patty, which is always delicious. The bun was soft and yummy, and toasted to a nice golden brown. There are cucumbers underneath the patty, and lettuce and tomato on the top half of the bun. Now, I asked for avocado to top the burger, and was informed they did not have avocado. This was confusing to me because avocado is listed as the first ingredient in the Veggie Wrap. I also asked if they had pico de gallo, and when my server said yes I asked for a side of that to top the burger. As you can see from the photo, what I actually received was a cup of chopped tomato. Disappointing. I just spooned some salsa on my burger, but it wasn’t what I wanted. I declined the french fries (which are quite good – seasoned curly fries) in favor of potato chips and a fruit cup. Those Sweet Maui Onion chips are effing amazing. The fruit cup was not very good. I was expecting fresh fruit, like cantaloupe and honeydew and grapes or something, but what I got seemed like it came from a can and there was a lot of liquid in the cup. Not impressive.
Will I be going back to Beyond the Edge? Absolutely. I really love the vibe, and the beer selection, and the patio, and the veggie burger. And next time, I’ll be passing on the chips and salsa and fruit cup and I’ll stick with the fries.
Beyond the Edge
112 11th St
Nashville, TN 37206
Website – a word of warning, it plays music.
ETA: A commenter noted that the bun is not vegan. On my visit, I asked if the bun was vegan and my server told me that it was, but it’s possible my server was incorrect. If you’re dining at Beyond the Edge, I would recommend you ask about the bun and make your own assessment. Also, apparently they can sub out a different kind of bread, and you could also probably request to have the patty in a wrap.