Beer + Fries

December 10, 2010

If you’re going to enjoy beer and French fries, it is best to choose really good ones. Like the Publick House in Boston!



I can’t remember the last time I enjoyed the two together, but they are not a classic combo for nothin’!


Who better to enjoy this combo with? Tina + Mal!

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We met them for a few drinks and dinner on a chilly Friday night. We chose the Publick House for its super Belgian beer collection for Matt’s enjoyment.

I had an 11 ounce of the Chocolate Indulgence by Ommegang. It tasted like a Peanut Butter Cup!! I kid you not.


Tina knew how to order off the secret menu – as in the invisible one. “Bag of fries” was not on the menu, but she knew it was there. Our server did not blink an eye when we ordered it, and soon enough, a bag of fries was placed before us.


Filled with some of the best fries I’ve ever had – soft, crunchy


Along with truffle ketchup and beer mustard!


Round II was split between Larbs + me – her newest favorite!


And finally, we shared the Cisco Winter Woods, which tasted like a minty wine cooler. Did NOT like this beer!!! Gave it to the Matt’s.


For dinner Larbs and I shared the veggie burger, which came with bleu cheese and a side salad


It was a GREAT veg burger! Nice and juicy.


Matt’s sausage + veg mac and cheese was a hit as well!


After dinner we subwayed it back and then went to a get together for Larbs’s grad school program. I stuck to water by this point.


Love This Story

KERF Reader Molly and her friend Ling participated in a Secret Santa exchange. Molly had just introduced her friend to KERF and wanted to get her friend some fun foodie items frequently on blogs and asked my opinion on the very best from OpenSky. Garlic Gold, Nuttzo, chia seeds and Kodiak Cakes topped my list. Ling loved the items, and in exchange, Molly got a new oatmeal bowl! (Love the design from afar : ) )

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My eyelids are so heavy by 11PM that I think they could participate in a BodyPump class. And I’m excited to sleep on this air mattress!


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1 Siobhan December 10, 2010 at 11:22 pm

Hi Kath! I thought I saw you tonight! I was walking by The Public House after going to dinner at a nearby restaurant and I could have sworn I saw you! I’m a longtime reader of your blog (even won your Spark Book giveaway once) so it totally made my night. If it ever happens again I’m saying hi though!


2 Kath December 11, 2010 at 8:12 am

Another spotting!? So exciting! That was definitely me!


3 Amanda (Eating Up) December 10, 2010 at 11:25 pm

I was wondering if you were going to meet up with Tina! Those fries do look delicious!


4 Alaina December 10, 2010 at 11:27 pm

Hmm..bag o’ fries look delish. Looks like you’re having a great time so far! :-)


5 Katy (The Singing Runner) December 10, 2010 at 11:32 pm

Looks like a fun and great night! :)


6 Allie (Live Laugh Eat) December 10, 2010 at 11:33 pm

I must say you and Larbs look really alike in the last photo of you two. Secret menu :)


7 Kiran December 10, 2010 at 11:34 pm

Those fries are tempting! I’m so hooked on pumpkin beer these days :)


8 holly @ couchpotatoathlete December 10, 2010 at 11:48 pm

Yeah, a minty wine cooler sounds pretty gross! I wouldn’t have liked that either.

I am fascinated by this “fries in a bag” phenomenon — what makes them taste so good? The bag soaks up the grease?


9 Colleen (What's Baking in the Barbershop) December 10, 2010 at 11:52 pm

Awesome! Loooove the Publick House….was just there this past Wednesday evening! The veggie burger is a favorite of mine too. Glad to see you’re enjoying “our” city. 😉


10 Bronwyn Coyne December 10, 2010 at 11:52 pm

Hmmm that first beer looked delicious. I’m craving some good beer in a bad way. 😉 And oh those fries!!! Definitely looks YUM.


11 Heather December 11, 2010 at 12:01 am

Yay! La Fin du Monde!

From La Belle Province du Quebec! Fantastic!

Thanks for featuring a Canadian beer…or should I say, biere!


12 Ann (RunningWithChopstix) December 11, 2010 at 12:15 am

Oooh. Truffle ketchup sounds yummy!


13 [email protected] December 11, 2010 at 12:19 am

Oooo, when I still drank I loved La Fin Du Monde!!


14 Camille December 11, 2010 at 12:22 am

Those fries look soooo good! Oh my gosh :)


15 Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run] December 11, 2010 at 12:36 am

Cute pic of you 3 gals :)


16 Sana December 11, 2010 at 12:38 am

I love fries with the skin on! Mummm!


17 courtney December 11, 2010 at 1:13 am

Larbs has excellent taste in beer–I was also loving some Fin du Monde this evening! I am jealous of your Boston adventure, I miss that city! Have extra fun for me :)


18 Dominique December 11, 2010 at 1:15 am

Heather beat me to it! La Fin du Monde is not a beer from Belgium but from Québec! A grreeaaat beer. You should try other beers from that brewery, they have a nice white beer called La Blanche de Chambly.


19 Kath December 11, 2010 at 8:13 am



20 kathleen December 11, 2010 at 2:02 am

Love your hair today!


21 lynn (The Actors Diet) December 11, 2010 at 3:10 am

bag o fries + tina = fun!


22 J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) December 11, 2010 at 5:45 am

Beer, fries, and a veggie burger sounds so good!! I haven’t had many fries that I liked in the past 15 years, but those look like my kind! YUMMY 😀


23 Hannah December 11, 2010 at 6:41 am

Hmm, it’s fitting that you say that beer is like a peanut butter bup, as I just bought 56oz of minitaures reese’s last week at Australia’s only Costco store… :/


24 Tina December 11, 2010 at 6:55 am

Nice to see you!


25 Simply Life December 11, 2010 at 6:59 am

oh that is such a cute story and another delicious meal!


26 stacey-healthylife December 11, 2010 at 7:21 am

The veggie burger looks good. What a fun night with friends.


27 christina cadden December 11, 2010 at 8:02 am

Looks so good! Especially those fries!


28 Katie December 11, 2010 at 8:05 am

Bag of fries, sold me right there that if ever in Boston I must go there!

U girls all look so beautiful!


29 chelsey @ clean eating chelsey December 11, 2010 at 8:31 am

I just read the first comment – so many KERF spottings lately! :) I knew you would have to have a meet up with Mal and Tina when I heard you were going to Boston! Looked like fun!


30 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin December 11, 2010 at 8:41 am

Those look like my kind of fries! Good thing Tina knew to order them off the secret menu. 😉


31 Mary @ Bites and Bliss December 11, 2010 at 8:56 am

Whooa a PB cup beer, now that’s awesome!


32 Canadian December 11, 2010 at 8:59 am

Wish I could try Garlic Gold, etc.! You should convince OpenSky to ship to Canada!


33 Dee December 11, 2010 at 8:59 am

Oh man – those fries look out of this world!


34 Viviane December 11, 2010 at 9:03 am

Glad to see you guys enjoyed La Fin du Monde from Quebec! :)


35 Laura December 11, 2010 at 9:11 am

Beer that tastes like a PB cup? Yes please!
I’ve now drooled over those fries on 2 blogs this morning.


36 Jess @ atasteofconfidence December 11, 2010 at 9:52 am

I’m really tempted to try that beer that tastes like a pb cup! How can you go wrong?


37 Rebecca December 11, 2010 at 10:31 am

I was at the secret santa party you mentioned and it was so freaking cute when they realized that they both had each other and that they both got each other Kath Eats- themed gifts. Now they have us all reading your blog!


38 Ling December 11, 2010 at 10:45 am

Thanks Kath for the great suggestions! I love my KERF inspired gifts- time to go fire up the Kodiak cakes!! Oh- BTW, Molly’s bowl and frame were bought at Greenheart- a fair trade store.


39 Kath December 11, 2010 at 10:54 am
40 Lee @ College Foodie Finds December 11, 2010 at 10:32 am

Love this. Kath and Tina together!!!


41 Stacy @ Every Little Thing December 11, 2010 at 10:36 am

That looks like perfect late-night, dinner food! Glad you had fun!


42 Stephanie @ The Travelling Tastebuds December 11, 2010 at 12:42 pm

Those bagged fries look delicious!!! Something about fries in bags. I’ve always wanted to try’ em… one day… … …


43 WendyF December 11, 2010 at 4:51 pm

The food looks delicious especially since I am living on Larabars and Amazing grass right now (until I fly home Friday). Can one sustain themself on this combo? I guess I am about to find out. The chocolate Ommegeng is one of my favorite’s and to find it on tap is rare.

PS. The flu shot was no match for whatever bug was on my plane :-(


44 Ffion December 16, 2010 at 8:26 pm

Truffle ketchup and beer mustard sound like the perfect accompaniments to fries (or chips as I call them over on this side of the pond!)


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