Fall at Clinton Hall: The new seasonal menu
Fall is finally here! This is my favorite season, especially in New York City: The weather is warm with a breeze in the air, streets are prettier when tree leaves turn red, and houses get spookier when Halloween is around the corner. But as a foodie, my favorite thing about autumn is all the seasonal goodies that comes when the temperature gets cooler. Clinton Hall made sure to launch their new fall items, to satisfy all of us foodies out here. I couldn’t miss out on this.
I met with two of my friends at Clinton Hall’s Williamsburg location at the POD BK Hotel, and it was everything we needed after a long work-day: a chill interior, cool neon lights, hip and young energy, friendly ambiance, and (most importantly) a bar. We were welcomed by a smiley staffer (who was super sweet to us throughout the entire night), and the hostess walked us to our table. But as I was walking between the seats and looking around the cozy interior, I realized that there were board games, papers and pencils on each dining table. I was intrigued.
Seated, the waiter gave us the menus, and they are BIG. There was a huge variety of appetizers, salads, craft burger, drinks, and more. We eventually made up our mind, and decided to have the Dip Trio: a huge plate of butternut squash hummus, fresh guacamole, and spicy feta dip, served with veggie sticks and pita chips. It was so flavorful, light, and fresh at the same time. For the main dish, I picked the Clinton Hall dry aged burger, which is perfect for the cool weather. With a half a pound of 28-day dry aged beef, swiss cheese, crisps onions, watercress, and horseradish cream, this mouthwatering burger is as delicious as it looks. The fall season also calls for fresh honey. This is why my friend and I also split The Crispy Chicken Stack, topped with the delightful Mike’s Hot Honey sauce. This sweet-and-sour sandwich is just perfection for this time of the year. The sauce complements the crispy chicken perfectly, and is served with rainbow slaw, hot cherry peppers, fried pickles, and a side of French fries.
Our dishes were empty, our stomachs were stuffed, and our souls were happy. While we were enjoying the last sips from our wine and beer glasses, we heard the host welcoming everyone to Trivia Night (which explains the games and stationery on the table). And as I was trying to remember what AM means to win the game, I thought of how happy I was. This is all what I needed after a long day at work: good food, generous portions, amazing company, and fun times.
PS: AM stands for Ante Meridiem (Latin for before midday).