Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Tuesday Night: Boulton and Watt

Towards the end of  one year, my friends thought that we weren't hanging out enough. It's true, we weren't. So they started Tuesday night get-togethers. Every Tuesday, we'll pick a bar to drink, eat, and hang out for a couple of hours. Whoever can make it will attend. If you're busy, it's okay. There's always next week. So this is Tuesday Nights on Tasty Eating where you will find bars that serve food and how we like them.

On this recent Tuesday Night, we headed out to: Boulton and Watt
Recommended by the Feisty Foodie and Cheese, I went to Boulton and Watt with my friends for Tuesday night. The decor was barn like with exposed wood and brass. The food and drinks were updated classics though. We started off the night with asparagus and egg ($11) with sauteed asparagus, sunny side up egg cooked with bacon, caramelized onion, and parmesan cheese. A simple dish yet delicious with the freshness of the greens, the richness of the egg, the fattiness of the bacon, the sweetness of the onions, and the pungency of the cheese. Everything on its own was strong in flavor but still worked really well together. This would be a great breakfast/brunch dish as well.

Next were the brats in a blanket ($10) which was a riff on pigs in a blanket with bratwurst, puff pastry, curry ketchup, and spicy mustard. This wasn't my favorite rendition of pigs in a blanket but was overall okay.
The guacamole with chips ($10) was classic and delicious. Fresh creamy avocados and freshly fried chips. The serving size was generous as well.
One of the favorite dishes of the night was the short rib and bone marrow toast ($14) on thick toast with bordelaise sauce. So rich with the fatty short rib cooked down until impossibly soft with the butteriness of bone marrow. You may think this toast is small for the price but it's the perfect size for how heavy this dish is. I enjoyed it very much. But Mr. Peanut Head enjoyed it even more. He's not much of an avid eater but he devoured this dish.
When you see potatoes and duck fat together, you order it. These fingerling potatoes ($8) was cooked in duck fat and spices making them crispy and super flavorful. Classic potatoes with a fancy touch.
The brussels sprouts with bacon and onions ($8) was equally delicious. Sweet nuggets of cabbage, fatty pieces of bacon, and crispy sweet onions. Always good.
We all really enjoyed Boulton and Watt. From the atmosphere, to the service, to the food, it was a good time. It wasn't too crowded nor too empty neither. It was kind of the perfect casual to hang out over beer and good food. There's already talk about going back.

Boulton and Watt
5 Avenue A
New York, NY 10009
(646) 490-6004
boultonandwattnyc.com

5 comments:

  1. I'm so glad you liked it! I really enjoyed it as well. Such a great place!

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  2. Last time I hung out with Feisty Foodie we talked about this place and I checked the menu, which they changed a little bit since we were there.

    Thankfully they still have that bone marrow toast and brussels sprout dish. Everything else you had wasn't on the menu at the time, though we would have totally gotten fresh guac had it been offered....and definitely POTATO, because POTATO.

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    1. Do you remember what you had that's no longer there?

      The menu now looks a bit different from when I went as well. There is no way mac n cheese was on there and that Mr. M&P wouldn't have ordered it.

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    2. Duck confit potato croquettes, which we didn't like. Crispy fried wild mushroom duxelle, which I freaking loved despite not being wild about shrooms. Cheddar and bacon cheese puffs, which were kinda like a cheesy bread. Feisty Foodie went nuts over those and stuffed the remainder of the bucket in her purse.

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