This past week it was my college roommate's birthday, so I drove to Wakefield to help her celebrate! Her venue of choice? The Mew's Tavern on Main Street. I had never been to Mew's before, but was intrigued by its incredible beer selection (69 hand-crafted Micro Brews!) While there, I drank Blue Moon's Honey Moon summer ale- which is not only a perfect summer beer but also went very well with the food I consumed:
We started with the Basic Nachos. These were somewhat of a disappointment. You can see that the tortillas are really bunched together and layered, and because of this only a few chips had cheese on them and the rest were plain and mostly neglected at the end because there weren't enough side sauces (guacamole, salsa, and sour cream) to dip them in.
But it was okay, because it gave me room to devour this:
This is the Mew's Brick Oven Pizza- garlic butter basted dough topped with tomato slices, fontina and mozzarella cheese, and basil. I loved this pizza. The dough was thin on the bottom but had a nice puffy crust so I could really enjoy the flavor the garlic butter. There were a lot of tomato slices (most of them were hiding under the layer of cheeses) that added a nice, fresh taste that cut through the richness of the cheese. I ate all but one slice of this personal sized pizza! They have a great variety of other specialty pizzas and calzones that I can't wait to go back and try- along with some more of the micro brews!
The Mews Tavern is quite a big space, but it has a fun, laid-back feel with good food and beer. And all very reasonable! The personal-sized pizzas are around $7-8, and they always have two beer specials for $2.95 (when I was there, one of them was Long Trail Ale). Definitely worth the drive from Providence!