Update: Fork & Wrench is now closed
Fork & Wrench in Canton describes itself as a boutique dive bar which is an interesting way of describing the space. The ambiance is definitely a little hipster-y with a large focus on their cocktails and an intriguing appetizer portion of the menu.
A friend and I were in the mood to head outside of our neighborhood and split a few appetizers and drinks so we headed over to Canton to check out Fork & Wrench.
When we entered, we were met with a cute space and a cozy bar area. When we were seated at our table, we looked over the drink menu and asked our very attentive and knowledgeable server, Mike, for suggestions regarding the drink menu. We decided on an Orchard Punch which was hard cider, ginger beer, sailor jerry and a cinnamon sugar rim. This was the perfect fall beverage and tasted like apple pie in a glass without being overwhelming apple-y. I loved it.
None of the entrees really stood out to us as a ‘must order’ so we went with a few different appetizers which was perfect because so many of them sounded delicious. We started with the Queso Fondito because my friend has a love for all things Mexican and cheese. This was good, but not what I was expecting. We thought the dish would be a blended cheesy dip with a side of tortillas. Essentially it was melted cheese and tortillas which gave us the freedom to create deconstructed quesadillas.
Next, we shared the Chicken Wings. They were incredibly sticky, requiring multiple hand-washings. But they were also insanely delicious. The marinade was a whiskey-honey with a black pepper dipping sauce and I was a little concerned that this would be too sweet but fortunately it was not. The sauce perfectly accompanied these chicken wings and it was a minor disappointment when we finished eating them. On a positive note, it’s just another reason to return to Fork & Wrench.
Lastly, we shared an order of the Sloppy Joe Poutine. Because, really, who can resist cheese, bacon and other deliciousness on french fries! The fries were topped with sloppy joe, cheddar curds and bacon. This was the ultimate poutine (or disco fries). The two of us demolished this plate even though we were kind of full. But I digress, these were fantastic and worth a trip to Fork & Wrench all by themselves.
If you’re in Canton and craving some appetizers and great cocktails, head over to Fork & Wrench and make sure to order the poutine.
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