serves as the kind of idyllic neighborhood watering hole where one could easily write, cast and film a Manitoid Cheers
derivative. It’s familiar — my server calls me honey and darling, and we bond over how we both dig Goat Patch Brewing Company
— and packed besides on a Saturday afternoon. The menu offers a variety of burgers and pizzas, plus expectable sports bar appetizers for a crew of buds to munch on while watching the Patriots slip further into their role as the designated heels of the NFL. A pint of local standard Winter Warlock pairs just fine with an on-special pulled pork sandwich, served with fries and a pickle spear. The pork’s tender in a sweet, if one-note, barbecue sauce, bearing little crispy bits here and there for textural interest on its soft bun. Cole slaw atop would not go amiss, though the fries chew fine, if more tender than crisp.