Last night I caught up with a friend of mine at Little Town, a bar that she recommended that is right in Union Square. While there’s not a whole lot to say about the bar’s atmosphere—it was pretty on par with your typical bar—the food and drinks there made me feel like I had to blog about it.
For starters, the bar incorporates beer from breweries all over the state. From their site:
“Little Town NYC is a contemporary brewhouse that pays homage to NY and everything it has to offer by bringing the tastes of its “little towns” like Ithaca, Rochester, Syracuse, Binghamton and Long Island to the heart of it all, Manhattan. Boasting a menu of almost 100 beers all sourced from NY breweries and food specials inspired by local hotspots throughout NY State, Little Town NYC proves you don’t have to leave Manhattan for quality food and beer and to feel like you’re at home.”
[Pardon my horrible photos, I was feeling a bit shy and tried to take them stealthily … obviously that didn’t work too well.]
For food we got the toasted goat cheese & honey baguette and the hummus & crudite. Holy cow, people. Now this might sound a bit snobby, but I consider myself to be a bit of a hummus connoisseur. I’m a vegetarian, and I get it pretty much everywhere I go. And this hummus was, my friends, some of the absolute best that I’ve had. Anywhere. Ever. And the goat cheese & honey? Who in a million years would have thought that would be the most delicious combo ever?
Anyway, all of this is to say, if you’re in the Union Square area and you’re in the mood for some tasty food (I think they actually might be known for their oysters) and a ton of beer options, this is your place.
Then, if it’s a weeknight, check out the seriously eclectic group of people you’ll see hanging out at the Union Square subway stop, to include rows and rows of people playing Chess.
Now that I think about it, I think I need to add it to my bucket list to find out how this whole tradition started. The Chess players have been here for years … it’s really quite fascinating.
Okay, bis bald, friends!