Heartland distinguishes itself with a creative take on bar food, and a hit-and-miss selection of homemade beers (we liked the sprightly Red Rooster Ale). In general, the appetizers are a better value than the entrees, with the pu pu platter;five hefty plates stacked in a wrought-iron skyscraper;the best deal of all. The first Heartland opened at Union Square in 1995, there are now a handful of locations throughout the city, including at Times Square, near Radio City. See the website for details: www.heartlandbrewery.com.
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Back when I was a corporate drone, slogging away in my office with nothing but a spectacular 37th floor view and my misery to keep me company, the Midtown Heartland Brewery became a favorite after work (or sometimes mid-work) stop f...