20 December 2010

Keg No. 229

From the people who opened the very sexy Bin No. 220, there's a new kid on the block. Keg No. 229 recently opened its doors, taking ownership on the space once occupied by Onda. Housed in a 200 year-old building with the original exposed brick, the space maintains charm and four reclaimed wood tables.

Boasting American craft brews (ten on draft, thirty in bottles) and Southern comfort food, the venue is a welcome addition to the South Street Seaport. We opened our meal with a steamed artichoke: straightforward and well matched to the lemon aioli dipping sauce. Following, we had a 'twice baked potato,' which should have been described otherwise as it came in the form of deep fried balls with chive garnished sour cream for dunking. Decent, but nothing to write home about.

For our third sharing plate, the corn on the cob. Dipped in a light creamy cheese sauce and rolled in paprika, the corn is designed to be consumed with beer. My partner found it to be good, but not up to snuff (he insisted Cafe Habana has the best in the city).

Drum roll....the pigs in a blanket. Delicious and savory, these little guys are wrapped in pitch-perfect light pastry and served with yellow mustard. I'm definitely looking forward to stumbling in again with a slight beer buzz to nosh on more of these plates!

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