Saturday night, dinner was had @ Lodge in Williamsburg, which has a super cozy, rustic feel. (Exactly like a lodge – but cooler…)
We got the fried okra as an appetizer, which was a special for the night – I have to say whenever I see a fried vegetable that is obscure on the menu, I feel compelled to get it.
As for my entreé, I rolled with the apple and shallot risotto, even though it was extremely difficult to pass up the mac & cheese (this may have been a FIRST!) I’ve only ever had mushroom risotto so I was intrigued how the sweet taste of apples would go with the risotto.
It was interesting! Mushrooms usually empower the dish, so I got to actually taste the risotto on it’s own in this one…. A+ for originality, but I still think the mushrooms + risotto are the better match. Risotto is always incredibly filling, but it will look like you never even took a bite!!
On Sunday, I wanted to go to brunch, but when the majority of the group (cough, cough Danny) was very avid that
he they did NOT want brunch, our friend suggested Brooklyn Bowl because he saw it featured on the Food Network! (for the fried chicken, though…)
I asked everyone quite a few times if anyone at the table was interested in the vegetable plate. I think I just kept asking until I got yes as the answer. Crudité is my FAVORITE. Ask Jamie, I often tell her I’m craving some at random times during the day. I had to actually explain what crudité was the first time I mentioned it, too. Tricky.
It was a tough call for me between the Theresa french bread pizza (butternut squash, mushrooms, & garlic) and the veggie sandwich.
Brooklyn Bowl was right next to Brooklyn Brewery, so we decided to continue with the Sunday Funday theme for beer tastings & a tour.
You can get 6 drink chips for $20 and a bunch of people had board games at their table. Good times.
Another plus of the brewery? An adorable brew-cat.
The tour was somewhat sub-par as they are currently renovating, but we did learn any beer brewed there in Brooklyn uses unfiltered NYC tap water. Hmmmm.