As Rhode Islanders, we consider a drive from one end of the state to the other to be a day trip. Honey, don’t forget to pack the snacks! Ha! East Bay is just a stone's throw away from Providence, and it is full of hidden gems that we are so excited to explore. We found our way to Square Peg in Warren for some lunch and cocktails, and the trip from the city to the waterfront, didn’t seem so far out of reach after all.
Living in the Ocean State, I think we might be programmed to have a weakness for the fruit of the sea. So naturally, we ordered the fish tacos. Golden panko crusted fried haddock, perfectly flakey with a light crunch. Wrapped up in flour tortillas and topped with crisp shredded cabbage, juicy tomatoes, and a chili lime crema. These tacos were so beautifully fresh, crispy and flavorful, served with a side of house made tortilla chips and salsa. Oh baby, squeeze some lime on em and call it a day!
OK so burgers, our favorite food with buns! We ordered the PBR, and no, it has nothing to do with the beer (it fooled us too!) P is for fried Pickles, B is for BACON, and R is for ranch (yee-haw!). This flavorful trio has us practically licking our fingers (ok not practically, literally). A tender, juicy burger, melty cheese, lettuce, tomato and then layered with crisped bacon, tangy ranch, and fried pickle chips.You get alladat in one bite, and the savory goodness will have you flying.
Le sigh, what a tasty meal we are having. But of course, it must be washed down with something equally yummy to match. We are eating tacos, so of course a couple of margaritas are in order. Sweet and spicy jalapeno margaritas, a creamy and nutty coconut margarita (yes, you heard right, complete with a crunchy coconut rim), and a blackberry whisky muddle. Sips between bites made for a completely blissful afternoon.
We would like to thank The Square Peg for welcoming us in! We can not wait to come back in for a visit once the weather is bright and warm, and enjoy the beautiful view (with one of those cocktails in hand).
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