The People’s Pub
The former Peint o Gwrw on Main Street is now The People's Pub, opened by Angus Van Beusichem and Gray Ballinger; the kitchen is manned by CIA-trained Chef Kouri Killmeier. The place is billed as a pub, but the cocktail menu is full of interesting $12 options such as The New Fangled (Albany Distilling Dark Rum, Luxardo Marchino, Dry Curaçao and bitters), The New York Ass (Bootlegger Vodka, fresh lime and ginger beer) and The Chatham Reviver (Ballast Point Gin, Cocchi Americano, Dry Curaçao, lemon, Chef Handsome Homemade Bitters, with an absinthe rinse.) Drinks served, we ordered six oysters, three Blue Points from Long Island ($1) and three west coast beauties from Oregon ($3). They were served with three tasty mignonettes. We moved on to the risotto fritters ($16) and the Brussels sprouts ($7), both worthy of ordering, especially the fried Brussels sprouts all bacony and sweet. The fritters were a delicious meal in themselves and the tomato broth they sat in was perfection. The buttermilk chicken sandwich ($14) was satisfactory but the Spanish octopus ($17.50) was a showstopper. It was charred with vermicelli noodle salad dressed in lime and herbs. A very popular item at The People’s Pub is The People’s Burger ($13.50), made with Kinderhook Farm beef, and fries, served with a healthy heaping of Parmesan cheese, garlic aioli and fresh garden herbs. The staff nailed it. The wings are juicy but crispy, spicy and beyond satisfying. Be sure to ask about seasonal specials and Sunday brunches. —Joanna Virello The People's Pub 36 Main Street, Chatham, NY (518) 392-2337 Kitchen hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 4-10 p.m. Bar hours: Tuesday-Thursday, 4-11 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 4 p.m. - 1 a.m.
Restaurant URL: http://www.thepeoplespub.com/
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