Monday, April 28, 2014

Diner's, Drive In's & Dives #3 The Weeping Radish

Hello TTE Friends~
You know the saying "All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy"?  Well here at TTE we not only make jewelry and hit thrift shops, we like to eat and watch shows about food and cook yummy things and yes, even have field trips about delicious food and drink.
  
A couple Saturday's ago we decided to make a drive down to Grandy, NC to try the
  Weeping Radish Farm Brewery Location
6810 Caratoke Hwy Grandy, NC 27939 (252) 491-5205 
Located on 24 acres in Grandy, NC on Highway 168/158

between Norfolk, Virginia & Outer Banks, NC
http://www.weepingradish.com

The Weeping Radish [WP] is about a 45 minute drive from our house and was a featured restaurant on one of our favorite programs,  the Food Network show 'Diners, Drive-ins and Dives hosted by Guy Fieri.

From their website : The Weeping Radish Brewery is North Carolina’s oldest micro brewery. In production since 1986, the original brewery was located at the Manteo restaurant.  In 2006 we opened the new brewery at our Eco Farm in Jarvisburg.Today, we uphold the values of traditional brewers, and are pleased to provide you with our fresh, handcrafted beers.  All of our meats prepared in our on-site butcher and are natural and hormone free.


 The building is huge and the inside feels much like a Fest Haus in Germany.  The menu runs the gamut from appetizers like Sweet Potato Liverwurst Crostini and soft pretzels to soups, salads sandwiches and burgers.
There are a selection of dinner entrees like pork spare ribs and Schnitzel too, but IMHO the star of the show are the delicious variety of  WURST [aka sausage].

I chose the Sausage Sampler Platter [$12] and for my 3 selections I picked, The Apple Bratwurst, the Beer Bratwurst and The Garlic Andouille.   My husband Pat decided on the Classic Reuben Sandwich [$9 and a featured item on Triple D] and my daughter the Classic Burger [$9 she has a lot of food allergies and prefers to keep it simple].  

The place was extremely busy for a Saturday at 1pm, but it was during spring break and many travelers to the NC Outer Banks pass this spot on their travels.  It took a while to be seated and then to order.

While we waited for our lunch we tried a couple of the house brewed beers.  
I selected the 'OBX Kolsch'  [center] and Pat opted for the IPA25 [right]. Both were delicious and reasonably priced at $4.25 a pint, so we each had two :-D



I regret that I do not have a good picture of our plates. Quite honestly I was so hungry by the time the food arrived it ate 1/2 before I thought to snap a picture and then....well that would be gross.

We all agreed that our choices were great.
I shared my lunch and the sausage platter was a hit.  I enjoyed all three, but the Garlic Andouille was outstanding! The soft pretzel and home made sauerkraut was a perfect accompaniment and gave me great memories of eating in Germany years ago when my parents lived in Europe.  
Pat's Reuben was nice, with a generous amount of pastrami and crispy fries and Rachel's angus burger was so big she took half home.

I would certainly recommend The Weeping Radish as a destination lunch/dinner spot.  The beers and wurst were fantastic and well worth our short drive.  
[By the way, we did have my daughter practice her driving skills on the way back, she needed the hours for her driving log and, well after a couple of strong German beers you want to be smart.]

We have some more restaurants on out 'to-do' list hopefully it won't be so long between DDD postings next time.

Warm Regards,
Tammie 

My previous 'Triple D' posts 


 Leaping Lizard http://ttedesigns.blogspot.com/2013/01/diners-drive-ins-dives-2-leaping-lizard.html

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