From several sources, including a speechie friend, I've heard good reports about Ward 6, beer and food. I'm happy to confirm that the positive rumors are true.
Because I love the name, I started with a Pour Decisions brew out of the range of strong choices. Last week, I had a bottle of Maroon & Gold, an IPA of a sorts. Good in a bottle but better on draft. Nice start. G tried Third Street's Sugar Shack, which was good enough on tap that I bought a six pack to replenish the beer fridge this week.
Fries and Sugar Shack
Started dinner off with a order of herbed fries with beer cheese and harissa hollondaise dips. Solidly entertaining food with both sauces, but I want to try the lemon gastrique next time. We shared a grilled camembert on sourdough with pears, walnut butter and arugula. Really amazing. Chatting with my friend at a tournament after our visit, I think I will try the vegetarian Cicero Stew next time.
Tuckered out on a Friday night during speech season, I ended with the session ale by Pour Decisions: Pubstitute. More than adequate, but I had my expectations higher than the beer could live up to.
Overall, a great night at a local pub in St. Paul. The place is small and the biggest table is for about five. We tried earlier for a larger group, but they don't take reservations. More of a place for date night or two couples out for a chat for well served beer and inspired food. Plus, the service was spectacular. If I lived in St. Paul, I would be happy to walk home from Ward 6 as my local.
Pictures at http://pintsizedrevelations.blogspot.com/2013/02/ward-6-st-paul-mn.html.
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