My drink of choice is usually beer so a brewery that is serving great plates of food is just my speed. Bluejacket in the Navy Yard perfectly fits this description. The beers are fantastic, the space has an industrial vibe but it’s still warm and inviting, and most of all – we could not get enough of the food.
When I’m at a brewery, especially one where I haven’t tried any of their beers – getting a flight is my favorite way to try some brews (follow me on Untappd to see all of my favorite beers). While we were there, I ended up sampling ten of the Bluejacket beers and my three favorites were The Jam, Goldfinch, and Shaking Through. Really though, they have beers for every palate preference with an extensive rotating draft list.
When it came to ordering food, of course my friend and I were sharing everything and we kicked off the meal with the Fresh Baked Everything Pretzels. OMG these were so soft but the beer cheese and beer mustard are really what made this dish shine.
They also have a Crab Pretzel which will make all of your cheesy, crabby dreams come true. The soft pretzel is loaded with some of the cheesiest crab I’ve ever had. And I live in the land of the crab, so that’s really saying something.
Our waitress suggested getting an order of the Pan-Seared Pierogies and I am so glad we listened to her. While everything we ordered was amazing, this dish really knocked it out of the park. The pierogies were filled with boursin cheese and onions, topped with crispy leeks and mushrooms, and in a chive reduction. Cheese and my favorite veggies in the same dish – fantastic. But the chive reduction was unlike anything I’ve had before and I was a little disappointed we only went with a half order of this amazing dish.
For the last of our savory plates, we went with the Rare Roast Beef Sandwich. The poppy bun was slathered with horseradish mayo (yum), beer cheese, fried shallots, and rare roast beef. Talk about a flavor explosion. This was the type of sandwich that I crave, it was saucy without being too much, it was meaty, and of course, the bread held up to all of the toppings. But most importantly, this sandwich was served with house made tater tots which are a must order at Bluejacket.
We did save room for dessert and went with the Caramel Soft Serve Sundae and this was another winner. The soft serve was a chocolate and caramel swirl (my favorite) with caramelized bananas, chocolate pearls, and hazelnut brittle. The soft serve was lighter than traditional ice cream which I really appreciated. This was an amazing dessert and a wonderful end to our meal.
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While this meal was paid for by Bluejacket, all views stated here are my own.