Tomato Glazed Meatloaf at Hi-Dive Lounge
By Sarah Gish and Andrea Shores
You wouldn’t expect to find homestyle meatloaf at a bar, but Hi-Dive Lounge isn’t your typical dive.
The laid-back bar at 1411 W. 39th St. has a surprisingly extensive menu that serves standards such as Chipotle Buffalo Wings and Oven Baked Pretzels alongside heartier entrees such as grilled pork chops and a completely addictive shell mac and cheese made with smoked Gouda, cheddar, Black Forest ham and peas.
The Tomato Glazed Meatloaf ($14) tastes like something Mom would make: Picture two slabs of soft, slightly spicy meatloaf in a sweet and sticky sauce with a pile of whipped potatoes and green beans cooked with bacon.
The meal is best paired with a $2.50 can of mystery beer from Hi-Dive’s vending machine, which dispenses yard beers such as Miller High Life Light as well as craft selections such as Nebraska Pils from Nebraska Brewing Company. — S.G.