Something seemed to be missing ever since Valentine’s Kitchen moved out of the space next to Hope and Anchor. Finally filling that void is Sabertooth Food Co. The tiny space retains the diner-style open kitchen with barstool seating but has added additional communal and individual tables. Decor is clean and modern, with earthy tones and flecks of bright colors. Patio seating is connected to Hope and Anchor’s patio, making the restaurant accessible through the bar.
Order and dine at the restaurant, or take your food into the bar. Servers also occasionally walk around the bar taking orders. Appetizers include wings, a salsa platter with homemade chips, hummus, bar nachos with the option of adding pork and border treats, which are jicama and cucumber in a lime chile sauce.
Pulled pork makes more appearances throughout the menu in taco and torta form. Already popular is the jalapeño bacon burger on a toasted butter bun. Craving breakfast? Try the egg and bacon sandwich with cheese and arugula. Vegetarian options abound with a portobello burger and roasted veggie sandwich, both topped with herbed feta cheese. Falafel is served on pita bread and slathered with hummus and mint cucumber sauce. Sides of fries and mac ’n’ cheese are sold separately. Mac ’n’ cheese also comes in a full order, has a bread crumb topping and is made with fontina, gruyere, cheddar and parmesan cheeses. Follow them on Facebook to find out about new menu items.
4012 N. Mesa Ste. B, 915-533-8024, Monday-Thursday 4-10 p.m., Friday-Saturday open till 3 a.m. $4-10. Vegan friendly. For more information, facebook.com/sabertoothfoodco.