So this time of the day on Fridays, I’m thinking…where should we eat this weekend. And there’s no better Friday night hotspot than Birdsall House in Peekskill. The place is known for amazing craft beers and unconventional Southern inspired menu. Chef Matt Hutchinson was leading the charge in the kitchen until recently when he left to pursue his own entrepreneural endeavors. Now March Walker, another CIA hotshot who has worked in many of Manhattan’s renowned restaurants (the Grammercy Tavern among them), has taken over the reigns. So, is Birdsall still worth a Friday night?
You bet. I stopped in recently and had a pumpkin beer (how seasonal!) that hit the spot. My friend had something darker.
Does that look like Friday night material or what?
Next, I tried my favorite thing on the Birdsall menu: the pulled pork nachos. They comes with black beans, barbeque pulled pork, and apple salsa. I love the roasted jalapenos they add, too. And I always ask for sour cream on the side.
They were just as good as I’ve ever had them at Birdsall. We also tried the corned beef sandwich, which was good but I loved the fries — fresh cut and delicious –even more.
So if you’re up for an interesting night out — one that includes a great beer and an off-beat menu — Birdsall is the place to head tonight. And if you miss it this weekend, no worries: Birdsall is one of the few places in the area that’s open on Mondays.