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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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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Iggy’s Pub and Grub

Getting Iggy with it!
iggys menu_Prior to a fun night out with my fellow #PRatNC grads.We decided to make a quick pit stop at Iggy’s Pub and Grub restaurant located in Fonthill, Ontario. Iggy’s is one of my favourite local restaurants because of its amazing selection of local craft beers. I always enjoy ordering their “Flights” which allow you to try and small selection of beers that they feature on tap that particular month. Check out my classmate Jeff Blay’s blog on Niagara Craft Beers.

Feature above are Iggy's Flights. Price $6

Iggy’s Flights. Price $6

Onto the grub, my friends and I were super intrigued by Iggy’s menu because it features a variety of local ingredients and interesting combinations.

PBM - peanut butter meatballs_As an appetizer we ordered their PBM’s (Peanut Butter Meatballs). While I was a little hesitant to give these a try, I was beyond impressed.The meatballs come covered in a sweet marinara sauce and have a hint of a smokey peanut flavour in every bite. They are fantastic, which caused me to regret my decision to not order their PBM sub. I’ll have to save that for next time.

fish tacos and fries_For dinner I ordered their fish tacos and fries. The meal came with (as you can see) a huge amount of hand cut fries, which really every restaurant should have. But I always get excited when restaurants have fish tacos because they are such a nice alternative to meat tacos. My meal came with 2 pan-fried haddock fish tacos came with coleslaw, guacamole, bruschetta and chipotle sauce. They were very tasty but I had absolutely no use for the side of sour cream and salsa. If anything they could have used a little more kick (which is surprising, coming from my bland palate).

All in all, Iggy’s still remains one of my favourite local restaurants to visit because of its friendly servers, amazing craft beer selection and wonderfully curious menu.

I would rate my particular experience at Iggy’s Pub and Grub:

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Iggy’s Pub and Grub is located at: 115 RR 20, Fonthill, ON L0S 1E0