For dinner, my roommate and I played one of our favorite games, pick a random City Dining Card and that’s where we will go for dinner. (We can be a little indecisive, can you tell?) The first card we pulled out of the deck was for Heavy Seas Alehouse which is downtown at a corner where Little Italy, Harbor East and Fells Point meet. The fact that neither of us have ever been to Heavy Seas Alehouse was a little surprising because we love their beers (they’re sold all over the city and we toured the brewery) and plenty of my friends have raved about their food.
When we were looking over the menu, we saw a few appetizers that looked good and decided to take that route. First we started with the Soft Pretzel. It was served with a Gold Ale and ancho pepper mustard sauce. This mustard sauce was a little on the spicy side, but absolutely wonderful to dip the pretzel in.
Still thinking about how much we enjoyed the popcorn at Pen & Quill, my roommate and I decided to try the Old Bay Caramel Popcorn. As someone who grew up in New York, Old Bay has definitely become an acquired taste for me. I don’t douse it on everything I eat, but I’ve been missing out on so much by not throwing it on caramel popcorn. This popcorn had everything, it was sweet, it was salty, and it was slightly spicy.
My roommate has a slight addiction to Onion Rings. If they’re on a menu she will probably order them, (examples: MaGerks, Lost City Diner, and Tavern on the Square.) Unfortunately, these were not some of the better onion rings we’ve had, the current favorite is at Guy’s Kitchen + Bar. These onion rings had way too much breading making them incredibly oily and dense. But the saffron mayo dipping sauce was phenomenal.
Lastly, we decided to go with the Old Bay Chicken Wings which was served with house-made buttermilk ranch. The wings were very good and had a really great crust on the exterior. I would have preferred them to be a little saucier but they were still a nice addition to our meal.
When our waiter came to see if we were hungry for dessert, neither of us were but once he mentioned an Ice Cream Sundae, my roommate was all ears. The ice cream sundae came with their ‘peg leg’ ice cream which is made with one of their beers, a sprinkle waffle, chopped nuts, and fudge. I didn’t try this but my roommate loved it and finished the whole thing.
If you’re looking for great food, alongside some local Baltimore beers, Heavy Seas Alehouse is worth a visit.
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