Late last week I finally made it to Freshcraft, a restaurant that has been on radar since it’s recent opening. My wife and some of her friends had a baby shower there and all raved about the food. I was happy to hear that the food was as good as I knew their rotating beer selection was. When my wife and I arrived on this visit, one of the owners stopped by to say hello to her, as he remembered her from the shower. That was the first thint that impressed me.
The next thing that impressed me was obviously their beer selection. They don’t list their offerings online, but I had already heard great things about the menu. There were a number of beers I wanted to try, some served in small snifters, but since it was happy hour I stuck with the reduced priced pints. My first choice was the Seeyoulator Doppelbock from Boulevard Brewing. This beer wasn’t overly sweet, and had some nice spice character at the end that I really enjoyed. As far as food goes, we started with the Ale and Cheese soup, which was a great choice.
For dinner I decided to have the Fresh Pretzel Turkey Baja: freshly sliced slow roasted turkey layered on a fresh pretzel bun with avocado pulp, tomato slices and jack cheese. My wife chose the Whiskey BBQ Chicken Sandwich: grilled chicken breast tossed with a delicious whiskey BBQ sauce and packed in a baguette with house slaw and cheddar. Both choices were very good. The sauce on my sandwich was a spicy mustard that complimented the sandwich very well. And the BBQ sauce and slaw mix on my wife’s sandwich is always a favorite of ours.
On the side of each sandwich was our choice of hand cut fries, house slaw or for one dollar substitute handmade spudpuppies or seasonal roasted veggie. I chose the spudpuppies which were just like hushpuppies but made with potatoes instead. They were very good! I washed all of this food down with a pint of Avery Brewing’s Old Jubilation, which paired well with the food and let the flavors all stand out on their own. I was very happy with my first visit to Freshcraft and can’t wait to go back soon.