Our second stop on the "Eating the Alphabet" series (for the letter "B") was Bellwether.
We went to Bellwether last Saturday when we were out celebrating Saint Patrick's Day. We both decided to choose items that they had for Saint Patrick's Day that are not normally on the menu. I choose the Guinness mac and cheese, and Timmy chose the Irish Burger. The Guinness mac and cheese is pretty self explanatory (it had Guinness in it). The Irish Burger had corned beef hash and a fried egg on top.
The mac and cheese was good, but let's be honest: when is mac and cheese ever not good? (The answer is never.) I was more impressed with Timmy's menu choice. The corned beef on top of his burger was ah-maz-ing. I wish they offered a plain corned beef sandwich on their usual menu. I had never had corned beef before. Timmy has ordered corned beef hash several times throughout our relationship, however, it never looked tempting to me. The corned beef on Bellwether's burger though? How could I not try something that looked that delicious. Timmy's burger came with sweet potato fries which were some of the best sweet potato fries I've had; they had the perfect amount of salt. To be honest, I was jealous of his food. Again, it isn't that my mac and cheese wasn't good, it is just that Timmy's burger was special.
Bellwether's decor is swanky, but their atmosphere is relaxed, which I consider to be a winning combination. Our waiter and the hostess were both friendly, and our waiter was attentive. I loved that they had pear cider on tap, and it was some of the best cider I've had.