Breckenridge Brewery Vanilla Porter
Second Home Kitchen + Bar recently rolled out its Spring & Summer menu with some delightful new additions. I stopped in for dinner and drinks to try out some of the seasonal fare. But first up: beer!
Housemade Tater Tots with chipotle ketchup + malt mayo
While Second Home doesn’t have any beer on tap, they offer bottles from some of Colorado’s best breweries, such as Great Divide, Breckenridge Brewery, New Belgium, Ska and Odell. I chose Breckenridge’s Vanilla Porter, one of the first brews I really fell in love with as I first started to discover craft beer several years ago.
I enjoy both simple, basic dishes as well as inventive creations. So my guest and I decided to order a little of both:
The housemade tater tots were the perfect accompaniment to my porter. The consistency was spot on, they weren’t greasy like frozen/pre-made tots, and the malt mayo was phenomenal!
Crispy Squash Blossoms: Haystack Mountain Green Chili Jack, shoestring zucchini and fresh mint
I had tried the crispy squash blossoms at a beer and food pairing event in April (BrüFrou) and was in heaven. Afterward, I looked up Second Home’s menu to see if I could get a full order of this delightful dish all to myself, but sadly it was nowhere to be found. Fast-forward a few weeks, and there it was! Indulging in a plate of squash blossoms made my day!
Spring Pizza with grilled asparagus, wild mushrooms, baby red potatoes, pesto, oven-dried tomatoes, and fresh arugula.
Pizza is pretty much my favorite food. Pizza and beer together–even better! I thought the new Spring Pizza with tons of veggies (grilled asparagus, wild mushrooms, baby red potatoes, oven-dried tomatoes and fresh arugula) seemed like the way to go. However, I also love a more traditional pizza, so my guest got the Margherita Pizza and we shared. Both were incredible. The crispy, slightly chewy crust was just the way I like it.
Margherita Pizza: cherry tomatoes, basil, and San Marzano tomato
I was very pleased with my experience at Second Home. I must return soon so I can try even more of their menu and check out some of their cocktails. Their Social Hour (4-6, M-F) is definitely a draw, with bites ranging from $2-$8, along with drink specials. It makes me happy to find a new (to me) restaurant where I can order a local beer and get something delicious to eat too. Thanks, Second Home!
Mmm…tots. With a Union Jack IPA from Firestone Walker.