Cheers to discovering new places! One of the reasons I started #TuesdayBoozeday is so I can share unique places and hidden gems that serve not only great drinks, but delicious food. Today’s feature was not planned, in fact, it was a pleasant surprise. After having a meeting with a friend, she suggested we go grab a bite to eat. Since we were in Bloomingdale and I am not familiar with the area, she recommended The Stein & Vine and I happily obliged.
Located at the corner of Kings and Bloomingdale Avenue, The Stein & Vine is a friendly neighborhood wine and craft beer bar that features not only an impressive array of beverages, they have won over patrons with their menu of delectable selections. One item that really caught my eye was that of “Pig Wings.” Do pigs fly? They sure do at The Stein & Vine! These succulent pieces of heaven melted right in my mouth. Served with your choice of Sriracha Ranch, Habanero BBQ, Latin Lime, Teriyaki Chili or Buffalo dipping sauce, they were a nice change of pace from standard chicken wings. I enjoyed them immensely and practically licked the bones.
What could possibly pair better with pig wings than Cajun Fried Corn on the Cob drenched in butter and served with Latin Lime Sauce? Nothing! I was fixin’ to have the perfect combo and let me just say it was indeed a heavenly experience. Fried to perfection and seasoned with Cajun spices, their corn on the cob pretty much made my day. Do not get me started on the Latin Lime Sauce…it only intensified my delicious experience. (And yes, it was finger lickin’ good!)
My friend went with their famous Tater Tots topped with cheese. The scent of the warm cheese draped over the tots was enough to send my taste buds into a frenzy. With topping choices of chili, cheese, bacon, fried egg or jalapeños and onions, you have several options intensify your tater tot experience. I was told that the fried egg tots are pretty amazing, so I will have to try those on my next visit.
Since it was lunch time and I was working, I had to stick with a diet soda even though an ice-cold beer would have been ideal with the pig wings and Cajun corn on the cob. The Stein & Vine has an impressive list of local craft beers and fantastic wines. I wish I lived closer!
If you are ever in the area, be sure and stop by The Stein and Vine. I hear their Buffalo Chicken Philly is, as we Californian’s like to say, “hella good.”