Restaurant Roulette with Suzanne! June Issue!
There are 3 rules to the game:
1) Every month one person picks the places to dine.
2) No one in the group could have eaten there before.
3) Everyone splits the bill.
Follow me on this journey of tasting new things and learning more about the city I love! Feel free to use this game with your own family or friends and share below the amazing places you find throughout your travels!
Last evening as we approached the first restaurant on Penn Avenue, Downtown, Rachael said she had been there before--a dinner night "No-No". It is Bridges & Bourbon, a classy cocktail bar that has a great atmosphere and Happy Hour. We decided to have a drink and snacks before heading to our next place. They offer great service.
Rachael ordered the "How Sweet It Is" and it was delicious, like a spiked chocolate milkshake. ($14) I had already attended an office Happy Hour, oh my! so I ordered a mocktail, lemon basil sparkling water. ($5) It was very refreshing and light.
The party next to us ordered a butterfly effect--I don't know how it tasted but it looked beautiful! It was served with dry ice so it came smoking. ($13) Very interesting!! Their cocktails were served with lush garnishes and were very attractive, a nice specialty for B&B. It was raining when we were there but lovely outdoor seating is available.
We also shared a plate of warm olives ($6) and bacon wrapped dates ($8). Yum!
We made our way further down Penn Avenue to the Eagle Beer and Food Hall. It is a chain restaurant but they have developed a nice foot print and welcoming decor. They specialize in fried chicken and offer a nice price point for dining downtown. We ordered a half of a fried chicken, mac n cheese and biscuits to share.
The chicken was fried crispy on the outside and very tender and juicy on the inside. ($12) The five cheese mac n cheese is topped with garlic breadcrumbs and is very creamy. ($7) The biscuits are especially good. Three biscuits are served with honey butter and blackberry jam. ($5) They are really buttery and warm.
So, off to Lawrenceville we drove to Frio Creamery on Butler Street. It is a cute shop with ice cream and vegan choices with loads of toppings available.
We chose the monkey business and coffee break topped with hot fudge. ($5 each) Both had a generous amount of crunchies and the prices were very reasonable. We sat at the sidewalk tables and enjoyed the passersby.
Until next month, stay safe and happy eating!