Crafty Coyote is an Annex pub that has a keen emphasis on craft beer. There's a gigantic dry erase beer board on the wall and each dish on the menu comes with a suggested local beer pairing from the smaller breweries they support like Left Field and Sawdust City. Great Lakes even made them their own special Crafty Coyote Lager.
You can order a flight of beers if you like. Four five-ounce pours of craft beer will only set you back $9.95.
They also usually have three casks ales on tap, and even two wines.
If you're not sure about the whole beer and wings thing, why not start with a nice Superfood Salad for $13.95. There's enough avocado and berries in this salad to make it creamy and sweet, and it's paired perfectly with a refreshing raspberry "fruit beer," a Liefmans Fruitesse.
Crafty Coyote has a phalanx of experienced Sri Lankan chefs turning out the goods in the back, including their "Crafty Curry" for $13.95. It comes with rice, bread, and mango chutney, and the suggested pairing is the Great Lakes Seasonal IPA.
Now if you really want to ball out with all those beer flights and wine on tap, you can go for the Surf & Turf ($19.95). With all the fried chicken dipped in caviar and luxury donuts, it can be easy to forget about a simpler time when ostentation just meant putting fish and meat together: steak, bacon, shrimp, grilled chicken and tender squid complement nicely roasted veggies.
This one comes paired with an equally rich St-Ambroise Oatmeal Stout.
The interior of Crafty Coyote is bedecked with tables made from barrels and other salvaged materials created by one of the owners, Sean, who also has his own small furniture business. They also do a boozy brunch 'til 3 in the afternoon.
Photos by Jesse Milns