On November 18, 2011, I had lunch on the Old Town Mall in Winchester at a new place called 147 North, located at
147 North Loudoun Street.
I found that it's in a long, narrow room with tables along the two walls, some high rise, along with a bar in the back along the left wall. There were several patrons seated at the bar, but I elected to take a table.
The barkeep was also my server. I told him that I had been looking for Tippy's Taco House at that location, and he told me that Tippy's lasted only a month and half before closing. He said that 147 North had retained the Tacos and Burrito Wraps from Tippy's menu.
I looked over the menu, which listed Appetizers, Soup & Salads, Vegetarian, Sandwiches, Entrees, and Desserts. It seemed somewhat limited; for example, under sandwiches, a marinated chicken sandwich and a hamburger were the only listings. Under entrees, several kinds of Fajitas and Kabobs were the choices.
I chose the chicken sandwich, which was served on a hamburger roll with lettuce and tomatoes, chips, and a Dr. Pepper. It was good. I didn't have time to finish the chips and drink, and took them with me.
I was the only patron by the time I left before noon. I'll try the place again if they last longer than Tippy's did. It's closed on Sunday.
My friends and I tried this place for the first and last time. We waited 30 minutes for our sandwiches. The food was ok. The server was fine and tried to make up for the wait by giving us a tiny slice of pie to share among 3 people. The excuse for the horrendous wait? Training new cooks. Why would you do that on a Friday night with a few different events going on in Old Town? With so many other choices downtown with better service and quality of food, we won't be returning.