The V.E. Tasting Lounge

 

Come on in to a place where human interaction still exists. We have no televisions, just a lot of great conversation! We have “No crap on tap… and our wine is fine”. The V.E. has the area’s only mead bar (fermented honey) and a huge selection of single malt scotch! Don’t forget to taste our famous hand stretched flatbreads while you are visiting us… you will be glad that you did! Oh, and while you are there, you may even get to hear the PHOOEY BOARD!

Flatbreads

The Coach $9.99

Roasted red peppers, artichoke hearts, garlic, asiago cheese, provolone, mozzarella, and fresh Romano cheese. The coach will make you a winner!

The Great White $5.99

A light brushing of olive oil and fresh minced garlic with mild yellow pepper rings. We spread mozzarella cheese on top and bake it to perfection.

Cheese Flatbread $5.99

Our famous sauce and mozzarella cheese on our signature flatbread.

The Greek “God this is Good” $10.99

Olive Oil, Garlic, Chicken, Olives, and Feta cheese will take you back to the old country.

VEpperoni $7.99

We make it V.E. style. Fresh authentic Italian sauce with thick cut pepperoni, mozzarella and provolone cheese.

Mama Mia $7.99

Oh Sole Mio! Just like Italia. Authentic Italian sauce with thick cut sausage, and generous portions of mozzarella and provolone

The “Holy Cowza Yowza” $6.99

You may not be worthy of this flatbread. NO CRYBABYS HERE! The Yowza with ghost peppers!!! The hottest flatbread in the world. Must sign a release!

The Brier Hill $6.99

Originated right here in Youngstown. Generous portions of our authentic Pizza sauce with sautéed green peppers sliced long and Romano cheese.

The Yowza $5.99

Olive oil, jalapeno peppers, and fresh Romano cheese.

The Brooklyn $9.99

“How yew dooin” This baby has it all. Italian sausage, pepperoni, sliced onions, green peppers, black olives, and mushrooms with authentic Italian sauce and our Mozzarella and Provolone blend. Once you have this unique flatbread, you won’t “fuhget about it”

The Mediterranean $9.99

A marriage of garlic, spinach, artichoke hearts, and olives topped with Asiago, Feta, and Romano Cheese.

The Spinacho $7.99

Olive Oil, Garlic, a bunch of seasoned spinach with yellow bananna peppers and Romano cheese make this a great pairing with any ale or red wine

The VEPesto $7.99

A light brushing of Olive Oil over our hand stretched dough. Our fresh Pesto, red onions, black olives and topped with Mozzarella and provolone. A sprinkling of fresh basil will tantalize your taste buds.

The Johnny Buffalo $8.99

Chicken marinated in our secret tangy buffalo sauce with onions and topped with a blend of cheeses.

The Pierogi $8.99

Caramelized onions, mashed potatoes, crumbled bacon and cheddar cheese topped off with sour cream and chives.

Southern Hospitality $8.99

Smoked Barbecue chicken pizza with sauteed onions, and mild peppers for a southern tang

The Ragin’ Cajun $9.99

For those of you hankering for some good old fashioned Creole cookin’, grab a bite of this flatbread. Made with bell peppers, onions, chicken, fresh tomatoes, chorizo, and topped with Mozzarella, Provolone, and our own custom Cajun Seasoning.

The Veggie $8.99

Our delicious Garden Vegetable style pizza made with Spinach, Black Olives, Roasted Red Peppers, and a home made veggie dip spread. Topped with Mozzarella and Provolone.

The Marghe-Reda $7.99

Olive Oil and garlic evenly spread over a delicious fresh flatbread with tomatoes, mozzarella and provolone cheese and a pinch of basil.

Island Flatbread $7.99

Smoked ham, fresh pineapple, asiago and mozzarella cheese topped off with BBQ sauce drizzle.

The Stretch $9.99

Smoked Bacon, chicken and red onions over a delicious bed of ranch dressing topped with black pepper, asiago and mozzarella cheese.

The Hummus $8.99

Our hand-stretched flatbread with hummus, kalamata olives, diced tomato, fresh cucumber slices, feta and a hot sauce drizzle.

The Tuscany $10.99

Homemade Italian spread with fresh mozzarella, roasted red peppers, sundried tomatoes, prosciutto and a balsamic glaze.

Bacon Blue $9.99

Bacon, creamy blue cheese, red onion, and spicy buffalo sauce.

The Reuben $8.99

A Reuben on a flatbread! Corned beef, swiss cheese and old fashioned sauerkraut. Topped with a creamy 1,000 Island drizzle.

Appetizers

Lucky Lupini Beans $1.99

Only at the V.E. can you get lupini beans served in a taster glass! They go great with craft beer!

Pistachios $2.99

You get a full 4 oz taster glass and empty glass for shells at no extra charge

Chips $2.99

Kettle cooked potato chips in a basket.

Mixed Plate $14.99

Includes Applewood smoked cheddar, feta stuffed green oliVEs, Kalamata oliVEs, prosciutto and provolone stuffed peppers, fire roasted tomatoes, peppered salami, prosciutto, and crackers.

Baked Brie with Preserves $9.99

Baked Brie with Local Honey and Almonds $9.99

Baked Brie with Bacon and Pistachios $12.99

Pita Chips & Hummus $4.99

A heaping basket of pita chips served with hummus.

Italian Fries $4.99

V.E. Style fries using our fresh dough, olive oil, garlic, and a side of marinara.

V.E. Pretzel $4.99

Enjoy two delicious, fresh-from-the-oven salted pretzels with a fantastic honey mustard dipping sauce.

Edamame $3.99

Sea salted, steamed soybeans.

Gourmet Dipping Sauces

Homemade French Onion Dip $1.99
Homemade Beer Cheese $2.99
Hot Pepper Cheese $2.99
Super Hot Cheese $2.99
Spinach Dip $2.99

Salads & Doginaboats

The Olympian $7.99

Mixed greens topped with feta cheese, kalamata olives, cucumbers, tomatoes and red onion. Tossed with our house dressing and served on our VE famous flatbread topped with pita chips.Add chicken for $1.99

The Gumba $7.99

Mixed greens topped with asiago cheese, artichoke hearts, roasted red peppers and tomatoes. Tossed with balsamic vinaigrette and served on our VE famous flatbread.Add chicken for $1.99

Caprese Salad $7.99

Made with all fresh ingredients. Sliced mozzarella cheese, garden fresh tomatoes, and julienned basil.
Topped with a balsamic drizzle.

Original V.E. Dog $4.99

An all beef hot dog with diced red onion, green pepper, banana pepper, and cheddar cheese.

Hot Diggity Dog $5.99

Our Original VE Dog with the addition of Yowza peppers. *Bonus joke! What do get when you cross a chili pepper, steam shovel, and a Chihuahua?

Ghost Inferno Dog *HOT!*$6.99

Ghost peppers, banana peppers, roasted red peppers, green peppers, spinach, cheddar cheese, topped with BBQ sauce.

Tor-Ve-Dos & VEPaninis

Pepperoni $5.99

Mozzarella cheese, Italian seasoning and pepperoni served with warm marinara sauce.

Sausage $5.99

Mozzarella cheese, Italian seasoning and fresh Italian sausage served with warm marinara sauce.

Spinach $5.99

Fresh spinach, roasted red pepper, garlic, feta and asiago cheese served with warm marinara.

Buffalo Chicken $7.99

Chicken, red onion, banana peppers, cheddar cheese and our famous Johnny Buffalo sauce. Served with ranch dressing

Ham & Swiss $7.99

Smoked ham, swiss cheese and honey mustard. Served with a side of honey mustard.

Ham & Swiss VEPanini $8.99

Ham and melted Swiss cheese. Stuffed with kettle chips and our homemade Italian coleslaw.

Italian VEPanini $10.99

Salami, ham, pepperoni, and topped with melted mozzarella. Stuffed with kettle chips and our homemade Italian coleslaw.

Reuben VEPanini $8.99

Corned beef, swiss cheese, and old fashioned sauerkraut. Stuffed with kettle chips and served with a side of creamy 1,000 Island dressing.

Desserts

Cinnamon Sugar Pretzels $4.99

Oven fresh pretzels with cinnamon and sugar with a side of icing.

Cinnamon Sticks $3.99

Freshly stretched and baked dough with cinnamon, sugar, served with side of icing.

Seasonal Dessert Flatbread $4.99

Ask your server or bartender for details

Double Dipper $5.99

A basket full of our warm cinnamon pretzel bits served with two dipping sauces – a salted caramel sauce and a chocolate sauce.

Mead

Viking Blod

A V.E. favorite with honey, hibiscus flowers and hops. ABV 19%

GL. Dansk Mjød

A delightful twist of ginger and honey.

Klapøjster Mjød

Norwegian mead with caraway seeds, a tad bit spicier.

Bernadynski

Royal Mead moderately sweet with choke-berry juice and spices. Aged 4 years

English Mead

Well balanced, semi-sweet honeyed flavor. ABV 12.5%

Lurgashall Mead

Matured in whiskey and run barrels for six months. ABV 16.5%-17%

Oliver Camelot Mead

A traditional mead, and King Arthur’s favorite. ABV 11%

Jadwiga Poltorak

Hints of raspberry, wild rose and nectar honey. ABV 16%

Bunratty Meade

Authentic Irish Mead. ABV 14.7%

Schramel Met

A delicious honey wine in plum brandy oak barrels

Trybunalski

A honey wine aged in oak barrels for 3 years. ABV 14%

Redstone Meadery Nectar of the Hops

Redstone Meadery Blackberry Nectar

A marvelous blackberry nectar that will please the taste buds

Chaucers

A blend of alfalfa, sage, and orange blossom honey. ABV 10.5%

Kurpiowski

Black currant juice and spices. Aged 5 years. ABV 16%

Korzenny

The driest honey wine there is! ABV 11%

Barenjager

Premium honey liqueur, with a smooth finish. ABV 35%

Dwonjniak AM

Aged in oak barrels 5 years. ABV 16%

Dwonjniak Maliniak

Aged 6 years in oak barrels, contains raspberry juice. ABV 16%

Dwonjniak Koronny

Honey wine with herbs, aged 9 years in oak barrels. ABV 16%

Nalewka Babuni Peach

Full taste of honey, elder-berries, cherries and peaches

Nalewka Honey

A full honey flavor with valuable organic compounds and vitamins

Nalewka Raspberry

Polish fortified dessert wine with ripe fruit and excellent flavor

Iqhilika South African Herbal Blossom

Indigenous herbal infusion. ABV 13%

Iqhilika South African Birdseye Chili

Spicy herbal infusion

Ighilika Cape Fig

Pure and rich African mead with the natural flavor of sun-ripened figs. ABV 12%

Iqhilika Transkei Gold Coffee

Infused with rare coffee from the wild coast of South Africa. ABV 12%

Scotch

SPEYBURN 10 YEAR

Deep golden amber color. Honeyed nuts, cinnamon, ginger, allspice and peat aromas

JOHNNIE WALKER GREEN LABEL 15 YEARS OLD SCOTCH

Johnnie Walker Green Label is blended only from single malts which include its four signature malts Talisker, Cragganmore, Linkwood, and Caol Ila.

GLENMORANGIE 10 YEAR OLD SINGLE MALT SCOTCH

The flagship of the Glenmorangie range is realised only after a decade in American Mountain Oak casks from where the unique flavour of Glenmorangie is fully developed.

GLENMORANGIE SINGLE MALT SCOTCH

12 year port wood finish. Very pleasant with little peat, smooth, sweet, complex enough to please most everyone.

GLENMORANGIE LASANTA

Lasanta taunts the senses with chocolate covered raisins, honeycomb and smooth caramel toffee.

GLENMORANGIE QUINTARUBAN

A caress of silk velvet on the tongue gives way to a swathe of rich, dark chocolate-enrobed walnuts leaving in their wake the lemony-rose jelly texture of Turkish delight.

BALVENIE SINGLE MALT 15 YEAR

Nose: A malty, intense and slightly hard nose. Water tones it down showing sweet fruit, malt and bracken.

GLENFIDDICH SOLERA 15 YEAR SINGLE MALT SCOTCH

Fifteen-year-old Glenfiddich from three types of casks – traditional American bourbon, Spanish sherry and new oak – is married in a large Solera vat, made of Oregon pine.

ARDMORE TRADITIONAL CASK

A lightly peated Highland malt with a final maturation in Quarter Casks. Ardmore is very much a rarity. Full, smooth, peat smoke and earthy richness, tempered by subtle sweetness.

OBAN SINGLE MALT 14 YEAR SCOTCH

Color: deep gold; Nose: fragrant, sweet, with a whiff of smoke; Body: smooth, medium, rich; Palate: round, warming, malty, with delicate peaty undertones;

DALWHINNIE SINGLE MALT SCOTCH 15 YEAR

Nose: A big, crisp, dry and very aromatic nose with hints of heather and peat.

THE MACALLAN 12 YEAR

The nose is vanilla with a hint of ginger. Dried fruit, sherry sweetness and woodsmoke.

LAPHROAIG 10 YEAR ISLAY SINGLE MALT SCOTCH

Smoky and long finish, where the sweetness of vanilla and fruit come through for balance.

THE GLENLIVIT 12 YEAR

Summer like fragrance to the nose. Pallet: A silky feel to the tongue with a smooth fruity nuance.

THE GLENLIVIT 18 YEAR

Gold Medal, luscious spicy fruit and rich spicy notes.

LAGAVULIN 16 YEAR ISLAY

Pungent and potent. great Islay malt. Richly peety, deep, smoky flavours, it has an intense long ambrosial finish.

THE BALVENIE 21 YEAR

Carefully selected RARE reserves of Balvenie, matured in TRADITIONAL oak casks, and transferred them to port casks. Aged 21 Years.

CRAGGANMORE SCOTCH 12 YEAR SINGLE MALT SCOTCH

An elegant sophisticated Speyside with the most complex aroma of a malt. Astonishingly fragrant with sweetish notes and smoky maltiness on the finish.

MACALLAN 18 YEAR

Burnished gold in color with aromas of oak and sherry; the body is huge and silken with hints of leather, licorice, and tobacco.

TALISKER 10 YEAR SCOTCH

Its seaweed-like, smokey nose and sweetness are perfectly balanced by its long and spicy finish.

Bourbon

BLANTON’S

Spicy aroma of dried citrus, orange peels, caramel, and vanilla. Full and soft palate with burnt sugar, orange, and clove. Well balanced finish. Aged 12-14 years.

JEFFERSON’S RESERVE

Complex, yet balanced. Medium-weight with a dry, robust palate. Flavors of roasted corn, caramel, toffee, and oak.

MAKER’S 46

Complex nose of butterscotch, vanilla bean, baked apple, and maple syrup. Very smooth. Palate of cinnamon, sugar, bran cereal, and maple. Long, sweet finish.

WOODFORD RESERVE

Strong vanilla nose with mint, cocoa, and black pepper. Rich and smooth taste. Complex hints of mint, tobacco, leather, fruit, toffee, and spice. Smooth, long, spicy finish.

KNOB CREEK

Aged 9 years. Palate of big oak, caramel, and fruit. Expansive aroma of maple sugar, toasted nuts, and oak. Long and smooth finish with more kick than most.

RIDGEMONT RESERVE 1792

Caramel, vanilla, old wood, and smoke aroma with a noticeable spice. Very spicy palate with a slight sweetness of apple toward the finish.

BOOKER’S

Straight from the barrel. Aromas of big oak, vanilla, and smoky charcoal. Intense palate with fruit, tannin, and tobacco. Clean, long, intense finish.

ELMER T. LEE

Nose of clover, vanilla, and old leather. Lightly spiced palate with balanced fruit, honey, and vanilla. Long and warm finish.

BAKER’S

Aged 7 years. Aromas of fruit, vanilla, and caramel. A silky mouthfeel with a palate of toasted nuts, fruit, and vanilla. Sweet, smooth, medium-long finish.

EAGLE RARE

Complex aromas of toffee, orange peel, herbs, honey, leather, and oak. Bold, dry, oaky flavors with notes of candied almonds, and very rich cocoa. Dry and lingering finish.

BASIL HAYDEN’S

Aroma of spice, tea, and peppermint. Spicy, peppery, honey, light-bodied aroma with a gentle bite. Dry, clean, brief finish. Aged 8 years.

CLEVELAND WHISKEY

Made in a radically different way. Instead of barrel aging they invented a technology that uses pressure to literally squeeze the wood like a sponge. It’s called Pressure Aging™- a process that opens and closes the pores in the oak, infuses the raw spirits with oxygen, and significantly speeds the aging. Exceptionally dark, black whiskey. Bold with hints of dark chocolate, black cherry, and Italian espresso.

Wine

Red Wine

Parducci Pinot Noir (CA’11)
Oak Ridge OZV Zin (Lodi’09)
Cannonball Cabernet Sauvignon (CA’09)
Powers Merlot (Paso Robles’09)
Guenoc Claret Red Blend (CA’10)
Tridente Tempranillo (Spain’09)
Ciacci Piccolomini Toscana (Italy’10)

White Wine

La Fiera Pinot Grigio (Italy’12)
Carl Erhard Riesling Spatlese (Germany’07)
Charles Smith Secco Moscato (WA’11)
Lander Jenkins Chardonnay (CA’11)
Mas Neuf Rhone Paradox (France’10)
Starborough Sauvignon Blanc (Marlbrough,NZ)