Colonel Brooks’ Tavern (901 Monroe, at Brookland/Catholic metro stop) is a solid neighborhood restaurant in a slowly gentrifying (?) neighborhood near Catholic University. Like many people I know, I think it’s a good spot to stop on one’s way to (or from) an evening event at CUA. This was my first visit, and I would go back, though as a Wheatonian I certainly wouldn’t go out of my way to go to CBT. Good fries, solid cheeseburger, quesadilla that looked great but was deemed only okay by dining companion, solid salads…seems like one of those unspectacular places that every neighborhood should have, where many diverse menu items are all perfectly respectable. Service was friendly but very slow, I think that’s just the Col. Brooks way, from servers to kitchen and back again. Margarita looked all sweet-sour-mixy but was reportedly decent, I wonder if it came from next-door Island Jim’s Crab Shack and Tiki Bar (a wonderfully-named, poorly-rated college hangout that I, in my increasing ancience, expect never to visit)?