There is a saying that goes, “It’s not the destination that matters, it’s the journey.” Meeting Spencer Stackhouse, co-owner and head chef of On Tap Kitchen, you quickly realize how relevant the phrase is to food. When Spencer and his partner Ian Blasco formed the company two years ago, he focused on changing a classic soft pretzel, which has a limited shelf-life, without changing the core attributes that makes that product so enjoyable: shape, texture, and how well it compliments a quality beer. On Tap Kitchen’s core product, pretzel bites, were born.
They’re still extruded sticks. That’s not an exciting product. A stick is not a pretzel.Spencer Stackhouse, head chef & co-owner