I am back again with a new edition of Thursday Sips & Nibbles, my regular column where I briefly highlight some interesting wine and food items that I have encountered recently.
1) Join Author and Cocktail Writer Luke O'Neil as he leads guests on a pub crawl through Pickering Wharf in Salem. Guests will meet at 62 Restaurant & Wine Bar on Wednesday, August 24, at 5pm for a lil' nosh and some refreshments then proceed to several watering holes on Pickering Wharf including: Finz, Victoria Station, Seaport Cafe, and Capt's Waterfront. Each location will feature the drink(s) they are best known for as well as some free nibbles to help you on your journey. Guest will complete their journey at 62 Restaurant & Wine Bar for a finishing line reception.
Bring a copy of Luke O'Neil's new book Boston's Best Dive Bars and get your copy signed. The event will be from 5PM-8PM, food will be provided, cash bar and open to the general public but RSVP is mandatory to Salempubcrawl@gmail.com. Guests are welcome to jump aboard the crawl at a later time if they have RSVP'ed in advance (Schedule below). This event is part of 62 Restaurant & Wine Bar’s ongoing Wednesday Night Lounge Nights.
5:00PM - 5:30PM: 62 Restaurant & Wine Bar Meet and Greet
5:30PM - 6:00PM: Seaport Cafe Stop 1
6:00PM - 6:30PM: Victoria Station Stop 2
6:30PM - 7:00PM: Capt's Waterfront Stop 3
7:00PM - 7:30PM: Finz Stop 4
7:30PM - 8:00PM: 62 Restaurant & Wine Bar Stop 5
2) Beginning Monday, August 15, Executive Chef Michael Lishchynsky of 49 Social will begin serving lunch on weekdays.
For the first course, highlights from Chef Lishchynsky’s menu include: Tuna Tartare (avocado yuzu puree, mango, cucumber, taro root chip, chili sauce - $16); Slider Trio (braised short rib grilled cheese, lobster salad, BBQ duck confit - $13); and, Asian BBQ Spare Ribs (pork spare ribs, apple kimchi salad, Asian BBQ sauce - $11).
Moving onto the main course, guests can enjoy options such as: Lobster Roll (smoked bacon, Bibb lettuce, tomato, fine herb and lemon aioli, taro root chips - $20); Seared Cod (Wellfleet clams, artichokes, tomato, snap peas, white wine nage - $19); House Burger (sharp cheddar, crispy leeks, Bibb lettuce, tomato, truffle aioli, rosemary garlic pommes frites - $14); Gnocchi (oven roasted tomatoes, squash, broccolini, caramelized eggplant, basil, pine nuts - $14); and, Grilled Kebabs (tabouleh salad, rice pilaf – chicken: $15; steak: $17).
Executive Chef Lishchynsky will also serve an array of gourmet salads and flatbreads, including: Watermelon & Arugula Salad (cucumber, shaved fennel, feta cheese, grapefruit vinaigrette - $13); Seared Tuna Nicoise Salad (fingerling potatoes, charred asparagus, tomato, Nicoise olives, egg, citrus mustard vinaigrette - $15); Pear & Prosciutto Flatbread (pears, prosciutto, gorgonzola cheese, baby arugula, balsamic glaze - $12); Veggie Flatbread (artichokes, Kalamata olives, roasted red peppers, feta - $12); and, Truffle Mushroom Flatbread (wild mushroom, truffles, baby arugula - $14).