Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Yelp! CW Bar and Grill - Lincoln, RI (In the Lincoln Mall)
We had the following items: Fried pickles, buffalo chicken wrap, and the signature CW burger. I love fried pickles. These were long quartered spears dipped in beer batter and fried. Served with a spicy aioli which was amazing! I really enjoyed these although the app was enough for 5 people, we brought some home. My boyfriend didn't like the excess batter which built up due to the shape of the pickles but I didn't mind it. (Warning, I'm pretty sure they aren't dairy free.) My boyfriend enjoyed his wrap but didn't say much about it. I'll press for more info later and report back. The signature CW burger....well, if you haven't had it, I suggest you do. It's a dried porcini and peppercorn seasoned burger with pulled pork on it. I got it because of the pulled pork and I'm glad I did. When I bit into it, I immediately smelled smoke. I proceeded to talk with my mouth full as I asked if they had a wood oven or something. THEY HAVE A SMOKER ON SITE. The chef was apparently sent to Texas to one of those amazing hole in the walls which everyone lines up for the meat. He studied there and came back. Woah! I found out the chef's name is Joe and he makes everything from scratch which I truly appreciate. You can definitely tell when you eat. This is not crappy bowling food.
Surprisingly the first thing we noticed was that they had Dogfish Head 60 minute IPA on tap. They have a pretty good craft beer selection and it rotates often I hear. I had the Ommegang Abbey Ale which was wonderful. Full bar too!
We had great bar service with Jess(?) and Cara is the one who gave me all the info on the kitchen. She's the bar manager, I believe. Everyone was friendly and nice.
With a beautiful view of Subway, there is no doubt you are inside the mall. The place itself has plenty of space, high ceilings, and new shiny modern decor. You can see and hear people bowling off to the side and the video games whirling on the other side. But who cares, you're probably out to have a good time anyway so these things don't bother you.
All in all, I enjoyed my time there and was able to bring my leftovers into the theater since it's owned by the same people. I would definitely go again for dinner before a movie. Maybe next time we'll go bowling. Enjoy!
The kitchen serves 11am-11pm.
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