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November 29, 2023

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Family-Friendly American Restaurant Offering Dine-In & Carry-out Options

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Breaking News Appetizers

Spinach Artichoke Dip

Creamy blend of cheese, artichokes and spinach served with pita chips


Greek style hummus served with fresh vegetables and pita chips
paper route pretzel

Paper Route Pretzel

Freshly baked soft Bavarian pretzel served with horseradish mustard or beer cheese
bacon fat popcorn

Bacon Fat Popcorn

Crispy bacon pieces, sea salt, and cracked black pepper
brewer's loaded fries

Brewer’s Loaded Fries

Old Herald fries, our beer cheese sauce, bourbon BBQ, sour cream, and pulled pork

News Writer Wings

(House Made Sauces & Spices)

Sauces: Old Herald Honey Ranchero, Red Hot Tabasco Vodka, Bourbon BBQ, Honey Garlic, Jalapeño Jam.
additional sauces .50

Jumbo Bone-in Hot Wings

7pc $12 | 14pc $20 | 24pc $30

Boneless Wings

9pc $11 | 18pc $18 | 30pc $28

Front Page Flatbread


Fresh basil, mozzarella cheese, Roma tomatoes, drizzled with balsamic reduction

Tuscan Flatbread

Grilled chicken, spinach, artichokes, a blend of cheeses, drizzled with roasted red pepper sauce

Soups & Salads

Add chicken, steak, or mahi mahi to any salad $6

Printer’s Ink Onion Soup

Beef broth, caramelized onion, Printer’s Ink stout, Croutons, and melted swiss cheese

Steak Salad

Mixed greens, cucumber, red onion, marinated tomatoes, feta cheese, croutons and chimichurri vinaigrette. Topped with grilled sirloin. Substitute chicken and make it Greek!

Mediterranean Bowl

Steamed Grain and kale topped with tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, hummus, and roasted red pepper sauce (add gyro meat for $6)
spinach poppy seed salad

Spinach Poppyseed Salad

Spinach, strawberry, almond, blue cheese, poppyseed vinaigrette

Feature Sandwiches & Wraps

With fries or house chips. Substitute onion rings or house salad for $2

Ghostwriter Sliders

Twin sliders with smoked pulled pork, Ghostwriter bourbon BBQ sauce, and brussels sprout slaw on Brioche buns. Served with fries or house chips. Substitute onion rings or house salad for $2

Greek Gyro

D&M farms gyro meat, lettuce, marinated tomatoes, red onion, tzatziki, and feta cheese served on grilled pita bread. Served with fries or house chips. Substitute onion rings or house salad for $2.

Cuban Sandwich

Pulled pork, ham, Swiss cheese, pickles, mayo, yellow mustard, sourdough

Mahi Mahi Wrap

Mahi Mahi (your choice of grilled or blackened), marinated tomatoes, red onion, mixed greens, remoulade sauce on a tomato wrap
nashville hot chicken

Nashville Hot Chicken

Spent-grain breaded chicken breast, tossed in Nashville seasoning , pickle, fresh greens, honey drizzle and served on a potato bun

Mediterranean Veggie Wrap

Spinach, cucumbers, marinated tomatoes, red onion, feta cheese, hummus, balsamic vinaigrette in tomato wrap – (Add Chicken $5) on sourdough


With fries or house chips. Substitute onion rings or house salad for $2

Vegan Black Bean Chipotle Burger

Served w/ lettuce, limoncello pickled onions, roasted red pepper sauce on potato bun

Old Herald Classic

Half-pound burger, American cheese, pickles, onion and smoked ketchup on a potato bun

Jam Session

Half pound burger, smoked gouda, bacon, sweet jalapeno jam on a potato bun


Grilled Salmon

8oz grilled salmon, Mediterranean couscous, lemon garlic sauce

Citrus Pork Chop

Marinated 8oz pork chop, Mississippi River Rum citrus glaze, mashed potatoes w/side house salad

Ribeye Steak

12oz fresh cut, grilled to order, steak butter, mashed potatoes w/ side house salad

Spent Grain Fish and Chips

Miner’s Coalsch spent-grain battered cod, brussels sprout slaw, house made tartar sauce

Brewers Beef Tenderloin

Bordelaise stout sauce, sautéed onions & mushrooms and served with mashed potatoes

Chicken Beersala

Sautéed chicken breast with mushroom, onions in a “beersala” sauce, and choice of side

Deadline Desserts

Chef Jeff’s Cheesecake

Top with strawberries for $2 more

Lava Stout Cake

Rich chocolate cake w/ Printer’s Ink chocolate drizzle and raspberry sauce

Salted Pretzel Bread pudding

Topped with our bourbon caramel sauce

Kids Menu

Slider w/ fries

Grilled Cheese w/fries

Cheese Pizza

Chicken Fingers w/ fries

Daily Specials

TASTY TUESDAYS & Half Priced Beers All Day!!!






Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, shellfish, or eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness

Kettering, Ohio
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Arguably the best brewery on the IL side... Old Herald is outstanding... […] The atmosphere is great, the bier garden Is awesome, good food, great service, and unbelievable . We lived in Germany for 5 years, went to Munich Oktoberfest and Stuttgart Beer Fest 4 times, and Old Herald’s bier is unquestionably on par with what we drank in the motherland, and that’s no exaggeration... […]
Monica Roo
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phenomenal brewery. The service, drinks, and food were so good. a must visit !
Steve K.
Breese, IL
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Excellent beers!

I finished my flight with a drink called The Pressman, a combination of the distillery's Ghostwriter's bourbon and the brewery's Primer's Ink black ale. My wife drove home. We also shared a bread pudding dessert. It paired well with the Pressman.
Dana R.
Edwardsville, IL
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[…] This is a true brewery and distillery. All spirits and beer are made in house and they are all outstanding. I'm a dark beer kinda girl and the Printers Ink is spot on. Notes of coffee and dark chocolate but sessionable, not heavy. The IPA, Whit, and Kolsch are also well balance […]. The cocktails are thoughtful, beautiful and delicious. You seriously can't go wrong in the beverage department here.

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