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Thinking Man Tavern Restaurant Review: Thinking Man is a genuine neighborhood pub with a chef who knows how to cook. While there is a TV, the place isn't overrun with them, yet denizens gather for such momentous events as the World Cup in women's soccer. But note the name of the place, so patrons tend to prefer to pick up games and head to tables to play a round of Scrabble or knit or crochet. Thinking Man Tavern also serves good food, even bar food after midnight, and that includes lots of vegetarian specialties. We like the grilled cheese sandwich, which may be embellished with a strip of apple wood-smoked bacon. Fried green tomatoes make a good starter. The burger's the kingpin here, best savored rare and topped with blue cheeses in our view. The post-midnight bar menu is fairly extensive, with everything from hummus to smoked trout and house-made guacamole dip. We enjoyed the cheesecake for dessert. The brews list focuses on American craft suds, both on draught and by the bottle, and the wine list, while short, is well chosen, well priced and offers a selection by the half bottle as well as many good choices by the glass.