Happy Saturday! There are leaves on the ground that need raking, and there’s some college football that needs watching. However, first I want to tell you about the new restaurant Kev n’ I tried last night. I know I don’t usually do restaurant reviews, but since this is a new place, I figured I’d throw in my 2 cents.
We met up with Adam who works near the new Duckworth’s Grill & Taphouse. The place just opened earlier this week, so it was pretty busy. Kev called ahead to find out the beer special(s) of the night. They have select $3 pints every day! On the phone, we heard Great Lakes Dortmunder and Highland Oatmeal Porter were on special.
We met Adam at the bar. The bartender told us the special was only Heavy Seas Gold Ale, so that’s what Kevin ordered. I ordered a Highland Oatmeal Porter hoping it was special too. I like that the extensive beer list (click HERE for list) has a lot of local beers, but I hate that so many of their beers have high ABVs.
After chatting with Adam, we closed our bar tab and got our table. Sadly, both beers rang up at full price. I guess this was just a new-restaurant quirk. The bartender made a mistake, which he shoudl have corrected, but he was a really friendly guy who at least offered prompt service.
The food was surprisingly good. (The other Duckworth’s location in Charlotte has terrible food.) This, on the other hand, was much better. My burger was a bit greasy, but it was juicy. The fries were perfect. Kev got the sweet potato fries with his bacon burger. He was upset about their two-patty system, but I prefer that to one giant patty.
We checked with our server on the beer specials before ordering our next round. The specials were in-fact the Great Lakes and Highland beers. We mentioned that we paid full-price for Highland already, so he told the manager. (By the way, the server was fantastic!)
The manager came to our table, admitted a mix-up, but did not offer to comp anything. Wow. What a jerk. We will still probably come back to this restaurant, but I hope I never see this manager again.
On a side note, the bar was mature and stays open until 2 a.m., but the dining area was full of little children. Just FYI…
Been anywhere good to eat lately? Had any really awesome or really terrible service?