For our second meet-up, we were invited to this popular underground beer bar/restaurant in the East Village. Jimmy’s No. 43 is best known for their ever-changing selection of draft beers, and their food menu is just as intriguing, with items like kale anchovie toast, shrimp and grits, and chocolate-covered bacon, just to name a few.
We were treated to some appetizers to go along with our beers and conversation.
Bahn mi-style hotdogs.
Oysters with a shallot vinaigrette.
And my favorite item of the evening, fried beer sausages.
This was my first time at this bar and I really enjoyed it. It’s a cozy, welcoming sort of place that’s perfect for a weeknight beer outing with friends, or even a relaxed date. I think what really makes Jimmy’s special is that they care just as much about their food as they do about their beer selection, which is rare since bar food is usually mediocre at best.
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