June 17: Beer Bistro ★★★★
What was once a bustling beer garden-symposium has lost much of its liveliness. But the taps are still running with some high-brow brews, like Weihenstephaner Hefe Weissbier, the world’s best wheat beer from the world’s “oldest” brewery. In bottles, the selection is essentially endless: Delirium, Dieu du Ciel, and so on. But what separates Beer Bistro from a speakeasy is the unimpeachable quality of food. The mussels rack up with chunks of sausage, tomato and fennel amongst a luscious tomato spread. It’s spicy enough to invoke thirsty beer-guzzling. And the fries, perhaps the best in town, are thick in the Belgian tradition, double-fried in duck fat and dipped wholesomely in home-made sauces.
blanched in beef and duck fat, housemade mayonnaise & smoked tomato ketchup
blonde abbey ale, smoked sausage, tomato
hot chili, fennel, parsley & garlic