I’m in a great mood today because after a long, snowy winter, it finally feels like spring is here to stay!I spent the dreary winter months dreaming of: beach days, afternoons in the park with my book, farmer’s markets, beer gardens, 4th of July… there is nothing about summer I don’t like. And today on the first of May, the warm weather finally feels within reach!
The main reason for my trip to Bier International? These babies:
|Parmesan Truffle Fries|
|Cheesy fungus = yum|
My second reason for venturing to Bier International:
The beer menu at Bier International is pretty eclectic and offers a chance to be a bit more adventurous than my typical Blue Moon or Stella. I went with the Lindemans Lambic Framboise, which I didn’t realize at first but I have had before. Then I remembered — this is one of my all time favorites! This Belgium beer is seasoned with raspberries instead of hops — giving it a fruity, light flavor. It almost reminds me of a sparkling cider. A great beer to accompany my spring fever.
|You can’t really tell from these pictures — but this beer is PINK!|
One of the best things about Bier International is that the crowd is just as eclectic as the menu. The place is run by attractive looking “Harlem Hipsters” and there are just as many beer-goers from Harlem as there are from the UWS — all comfortably squished into family style seating reminiscent of picnic tables. For serious, at different parts of the night we were squished between a family of five with some jaded city kiddies and four hilarious sassy ladies.
|The many languages of BIER|
Bier International is currently a hidden gem — it was easy for us to find seating at 8pm. With the summer months on their way and outdoor seating being added over the next few weeks, I plan on returning very soon!
Your turn: What sorts of foods/drinks do you indulge in when you find the occasion worthy?