There are some restaurants on the Seacoast that have been here for so long, people tend to forget about them (except for the regulars). It’s sad, but true. Demand is high for fresh eats and unique experiences, but competition is fierce. So if a restaurant isn’t on that bandwagon, it’s going to be forgotten, especially by the younger crowd, who expect the hottest menus and drafts all the time.
Luckily, Redhook Brewery‘s Cataqua Public House in Portsmouth has just hopped on the freshness train with a new menu and new chef! The new menu features unique small plates as well as larger entrees, all with a modern twist and perfectly crafted to pair with your draft of choice. I enjoyed the Korean BBQ wings, the shrimp sliders and a side of slaw. The wings were sweet and tender and the sliders were delightfully seasoned and accompanied by a garlic aioli. I washed it all down with a cold cider and thought about how well it all went together. Someone in that kitchen is very smart…
Redhook Brewery is such a unique spot that has delighted the Seacoast with beer and food for years, but I was pleasantly surprised to see that they decided to branch out from their usual menu. Word on the street is that they stole the chef from Revolution in Rochester, but you didn’t hear that from me.
One of the best things about Redhook is that it’s dinner and entertainment. Grab a bite at the pub before taking one of their tours of the brewery! Done and done.
Put Redhook on your list for spots to hit this summer. You’ll be glad you did. Especially when temps warm up and you can enjoy a cold beer and wings on their patio. It’s so close I can taste it!