A few years ago, I went to the Phantom Gourmet Food Festival and fell in love. For about $40 per person, you get entry into the festival and can sample as many foods as you want from the various vendors. They have everything from popcorn, to lobster mac & cheese, to whoopie pies. IT. IS. DELICIOUS. They have a big beer tent set up in the middle (not included) and you can really make a whole day out of it. This peaked my interest in Phantom Gourmet approved restaurants and I’ve been trying as many as I can ever since. For Christmas, I got the bf the Phantom Gourmet Guide to local restaurants:
Tonight, my Dad, sister & I decided to grab a quick dinner at the Barking Dog Ale House in downtown Haverhill. This restaurant opened up a few months ago and is actually the combination of two different restaurants, the Barking Dog & the Ale House, both of which are located in Amesbury, MA.
They have a pretty extensive beer menu and I always panic when I have to choose!
I decided to go with the Cisco IPA
I think it was the right choice, I loved it and would definitely try it again. Last time I tried the Ithaca Flower Power and liked that as well. Maybe I’m an IPA girl?
The next choice to make was what to eat for dinner…this was a no-brainer. I love their BLT’s. They are served on a delicious pita bread and it is my go to choice here.
I’m glad I chose it. They were a little skimpy with the fries but it was definitely plenty of food and the beer paired nicely. I also stole a bite of my sister’s mac & cheese which was quite yummy.
I clearly took a few bites before I took this picture, I couldn’t wait! There was an excessive amount of lettuce, I swear I’m not that messy of an eater!
I will be featuring lots of Phantom eats on here, in fact we are hoping to hit up three on our Portland mini-vaca. We are also going to the Allagash Brewery in the afternoon and I can’t wait!
What is your favorite kind of beer?