e.p. and I went to two breweries within a week. I am not a beer drinking, but it was totally my idea.
the first one was triumph brewing company in princeton. there’s another location in new hope, pa. we’ve been to both, and they’re both awesome. I love the atmosphere.
I got some princeton-named drink, with limes + oranges + gin. it wasn’t my favorite–mostly because I like my drinks girly–but it was good. e.p. got a beer.
I got a caprese sandwich with a red pepper spread, and their chickpea house salad. (i’m guessing e.p. got a pulled pork sandwich, but the photos didn’t make the cut. i believe he said it was his favorite ever.)
after lunch, we walked around the town + the campus, and got ice creams.
the second trip was to a brand new iron hill brewery in voorhees. I’ve been to a different location of this chain before, and I was unimpressed. I didn’t love the area, none of the food was amazing, and they didn’t have much of a selection for me. the lame date I was on at the time might have been a contributing factor.
this location, in voorhees, is brand new. they just opened two fridays ago. and it was amazing. we went at 2:30 in the afternoon, so that contributed to the atmosphere. it wasn’t crowded, and the place was full of sunlight.
not to mention it was a much better date situation this time around…
so. to the food.
I ordered a glass of zinfandel, which was great. but I saved it for my food in order to help e.p. work on his.
he got a sampling of their beers, all made 50 feet from our table.
I liked the stout one because it tasted like coffee. guinness was always the only beer for me. the amber was pretty great, too.
for appetizers, e.p. ordered the french onion soup, which I sampled. and I got the tempura asparagus with a horseradish dip. they were delicious. but I was starving.
for the main event, e.p. ordered the pulled pork, per his usual. he didn’t like it as much as his favorite at triumph, but said it was delicious. he’s a connoisseur at this point.
I ordered the “portobello cheesesteak” with a side of sweet potato fries. this was dyn-o-mite. it was not at all a cheesesteak, but mushrooms with onions, roasted red peppers, and spinach, with a ton of melty american cheese. on a super soft roll with the best about of crisp around the edges.
I didn’t think I liked the sweet potato fries at first, but after a few, they won me over. there was nothing on them — they were obviously straight potato, cut into big slices, and almost-blackened in the oven. I’m already craving them again.
I can’t wait to go back.
we passed on dessert because we were stuffed. walked around a tiny mall for a little while, and hit up the frozen yogurt place on the way back to the car. looks delicious, but it was a little substandard.
but it did not ruin the beauty that was lunch.
2 thumbs up.