On Saturday afternoon, after my trip to the Farmers Market with my friend Mary Jane, another friend and I headed down to City Beverage for some lunch and a beer tasting. Winston-Salem’s (only?) food truck, Camel City Grill, was there and I was excited to try their food after the food truck festival bust.
I felt brave so I ordered the PBB&J, no bun.
Holy. moly. Best burger I’ve ever had! Seriously folks. The beef itself was delicious but the peanut butter, pepper jelly and bacon on top was deeeelicious. Sweet and salty and a little spicy. I probably could have gone without the bacon but no one EVER says, “Hold the bacon.”
I liked it so much that I bought beef, peanut butter and pepper jelly later that day. ha!
My friend got the Breakfast Burger, hold the cheese, and while it was tasty it didn’t compare to mine. I totally won. 😉
While we waited for our food, we sampled the beer that Small Batch Beer Company was serving. (And they were very generous with their samples.:) They are a very small brewery and are currently brewing out of someone’s home. But they are planning to open a bar downtown – and their focus is on quality, not quantity. I like these guys.
Now, I’m not a beer aficionado at all…in fact, I don’t like most beer. I like Shotgun Betty and Blue Moon and some fruity beer I had in Boston, but that’s about it. But, the Limonhead IPA that Small Batch makes was incredible. I think it was the best beer I’ve ever had.
I even liked their stout! Plus, it’s made with Krankies’ coffee beans (a local coffee/bean roaster) – so cool.
Inside, City Beverage was sampling a cask of Green Man (which is out of Asheville). I liked the cask.
I also liked the beer! Maybe I am becoming a beer person after all!
After all our sampling we walked around downtown a bit and explored the new Downtown Washington Perk grocery store. It’s small and lacking in the fresh produce department, but it was their opening day so I think it’ll fill out. It’s so nice to have a grocery store downtown, and ever better that it’s a locally owned business.
I liked their decor…being the beer aficionado I now am. 😉
Winston-Salem keeps getting cooler and cool. Lots of great restaurant, bars, and shops opening up downtown. I love it!
What’s the best burger you’ve ever had? Beef or otherwise.
Would you try the PBB&J? 🙂