Old Crow Bar & Bistro

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Since I started this blog, I have to say that this is the first time that I have found a “hidden gem” restaurant via social media. After trying to create a Twitter list of all of Niagara’s craft beers I was constantly seeing posts from Old Crow Bar & Bistro. So I asked around if any of my friends from Niagara Falls had heard of this restaurant and it came to my understanding that this was new, uncharted territory. So without any hesitation I gathered up the troops and we set off to test out this new up and coming Niagara hot spot.

What a pleasant surprise! Upon entering you get this really rustic yet
modern vibe. The bar, I must say, is a glorious sight and completely supports local craft beers!

Old Crow Forty Creek burger

Old Crow Forty Creek burger

On this particular day I was craving a hamburger and thankfully Old Crow Bar & Bistro was filled with amazing options. In fact, the entire table (minus one) ordered burgers. Options ranged from a Bruschetta burger, a Big oldcrow_halfburger__Texas burger, the crowd favourite Old Crow Forty Creek burger and more. I enjoyed the Old Crow Forty Creek burger, or should I say… I devoured it.

Right off the bat, it featured three of my favourite ingredients: cheese, tomatoes and mushrooms. So in my mind this was a no brainer. It was also slathered in Forty Creek BBQ sauce which is never a bad thing. It came with a side of crisp french fries,which I gathered were hand cut.

I would rate my particular experience at Old Crow Bar & Bistro:

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Also Digested:

Featured above: a bowl of Chilli and a basket of fries.

Featured above: a bowl of Chilli

Honestly this place had such an amazing vibe, my #PRatNC friends couldn’t help but discuss how fun this restaurant would be at night and by the looks of it Old Crow Bar & Bistro features live music.

Support this new, local restaurant & check them out on social media:
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Located at: 4337 Queen St, Niagara Falls, ON L2E 2K9

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The Broken Gavel

I’ll be the Judge!

BrokenGavel Menu_This week I ventured out of my hometown to Fenwick, Ontario to explore the brand new restaurant The Broken Gavel, which aims to be “the people’s pub.” With its unique blend of American (traditional), British, Irish and Fondue cuisine, this restaurant really is one the most exciting places I have been in the Niagara region.

The menu is so different from all of the pub style restaurants I have been experiencing, however it still gives those pub options just at a more fine dining level. The restaurant is quaint and the staff was very accommodating. As a new restaurant, I was also impressed that they were already featuring local beers especially ones from my favourite brewery Oast House Brewers so naturally I ordered my favourite beer, The Barn Raiser.

Since the menu was so interesting my friends and I decided to order one of their cheese fondues for an appetizer while we mulled over the rest of the menu. Broken Gavel Cheese 2_You are probably wondering why the quality of the photo I took is lacking in substance and that is because I was so excited to eat fondue that I forgot until the last apple slice that I had to even take a picture in the first place.

I cannot even express the difficulty of choosing an entrée because there were so many options. In the end it looks like cheese was the way to my heart that night because I ended up building my own mac and cheese with mushrooms and peameal bacon. It was so delicious and rich in flavour. The homemade cheese sauce was drool worthy. I was also pleasantly surprised by the vegetables on the side which was a nice little break from the cheese consumption I was experiencing.

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I would rate my overall experience at The Broken Gavel:

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The Broken Gavel: 785 Canboro Road, Fenwick, Ontario