Wednesday, March 5, 2014

The Double Windsor 02-22-2014

Location: 210 Prospect Park West BK
Time: 4pm
People: RB, CK and myself

Feelings: Located by the corner of Prospect Park, this craft beer bar in Windsor Terrace is bustling with beer lovers. Microbrews on tap and imported beers as well as tasty food attract everyone from the neighborhood. Food here is beyond just bar food. The ordering process is as casual as at a pub or bar-- you go up to a window on the side and pay cash (ATM is right by the window), and wait for your food at the table.

Beet Salad ($10, goat cheese, pistachios, mache, honey-sherry dressing) is beautifully presented, and each ingredient is exceptionally fresh. I did not expect this level of execution from a bar, so I was pleasantly surprised.

RB's Catfish Sandwich ($12, Cornmeal fried with roasted jalapeno aioli) was a nice bend of flavor and texture. The crispy cornmeal crust complimented the tender and flaky catfish very well-- all served on a nice chewy bun.

The Double Windsor does not allow under 21 after 5pm aka no babies, a daring rule in Park Slope area. As a parent, I was a little taken back by this ban, but when I saw the number of babies and the size of strollers there along with the amount of cheerios all over the floor, I knew why they had to enforce this. Lots of, lots of babies and enormous strollers...are in this area. But at the same time, I do wonder, "What on earth are you doing in this area if you don't want to coexist with kids?"--the same reason I don't live in suburbs because I don't want to coexist with Uggs or Michael Kors.

Rust Cohle on human consciousness from HBO's True Detective:

Maybe the honorable thing for our species to do is deny our programming, stop reproducing, walk hand in hand into extinction, one last midnight, brothers and sisters opting out of a raw deal. 

The Double Windsor is the perfect to place to honor this quote over a pint of craft beer (unfortunately there is no Lone Star here- just the snooty stuff) ...after 5pm, of course.

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