Chomp & Trillium

Chomp has teamed up with the third best brewery in the world for something big! We will be traveling to Trillium's Canton, MA location this Saturday, March 4th, for an afternoon of burgers and beer in a cool new setting. Grab a House, French Onion, or Shumai burger and test out some sought-after Trillium brews. It's all going down at 110 Shawmut Rd. Canton, MA from 12-5 pm. See more on these guys here. Hope to see you there!

Bristol Burger Bash

Sample East Bay’s best sliders all under one roof at the Bristol Burger Bash at Linden Place Mansion on Sunday, November 6, 2016!

Linden Place Museum’s first ever Bristol Burger Bash will bring together three elements that make for a fantastic fall afternoon – burgers, beer and bluegrass! Come sample East Bay’s best burgers all under one roof while enjoying local beers and wines and listening to down home live bluegrass in the Linden Place ballroom and gardens.

East Bay’s best restaurants will bring their “burger” A-game, serving up mini burgers of all types – imagine beef, turkey, chicken, pork, seafood and more!   Presented with sponsor Toasted Bun Hospitality, Inc., this afternoon of culinary fun is a fundraiser for the preservation and restoration of Linden Place Mansion.

The Bristol Burger Bash happens on Sunday, November 6, 2016 from 1pm-4pm.  Tickets are $35 and can be purchased through the Linden Place website here or by calling 401-253-0390.

Chomptoberfest

Follow up Statesman Brunch with the first annual Chomptoberfest taking place in the parking lot of Chomp Kitchen and Drinks.  Get into the German spirit with bratwursts and beer from our friends at Jack's Abbey, Captain Lawrence, Lagunitas, Two Roads, and Weyerbacher serving their German style fest beers and traditional lagers. Live music from New England's premier German band the Vagabonds plus much more is sure to get you in the fall spirit.  Tickets for the bier garten available at the event. We look forward to seeing you

Pickling + fermenting tips from Chomp + Statesman

Have some left over veggies lying around from your summer BBQs? Pickling is a tasty way to preserve them and enjoy them in the cold months. The art of pickling dates back to 2030 BC in India where cucumbers originated and first became pickles. The technique spread around the world, and was especially used in New England by farmers who would ferment their excess  crops so they would have food for the winter.

All that is needed is a simple saltwater mixture or acidic liquid such as vinegar, and a little bit of time. Kosher or pickling salt helps to draw out moisture in the vegetables. Natural sugars in the food turn into lactic acid when the salt water develops lactic microbial organisms. The lactic acid makes the liquid or brine very acidic, protecting the food from any bad bacteria. Pickling can be done in vessels of plastic or glass such as clean quart containers or mason jars.

A vinegar solution, with your spices of choice, is best for making “quick pickles” as the acidity is already present and works on the produce faster. Quick pickles happen best when the fruits or vegetables are cleaned and sliced thin. They will only have to sit in the brine for several hours.

A longer pickling process which leads to the actual lactic acid production and fermentation is what produces foods like dill pickles, kim chi, and sauerkraut. When left in the brine for several weeks, the veggies turn a yellowish color.  

The pickle plate at Statesman Tavern consists of fresh, seasonal veggies. Most recently, we served up the following:

Green beans in white vinegar, bay leaf, salt, sugar, and yellow onion.

Red and golden beets in red wine vinegar, white wine vinegar, salt, and sugar.

Jalapenos in apple cider vinegar, onion, garlic, salt, sugar, black peppercorn, and bay leaf.
At Chomp, our signature pickles used to make Frickles and top off the House Burger sit in a brine consisting of:

Water, white vinegar, sugar, salt, black peppercorn, dill, garlic, chili flake, and coriander.

Whether you are stocking your fridge for the winter or just experimenting, pickling is one technique that will transform your fruits and vegetables into a new delicious treat. Now that you know the basics, try to recreate one of our brines or get creative with your own!

Cast your vote! Bring back your favorite Chomp menu item from the past three years

As we get closer to our three year anniversary (July 25th), we feel it is only right to bring some of our most beloved burgers, sandwiches, and starters back for a celebration of their awesomeness.

Over the next week, we want to see what items you think are worthy of a triumphant return to the Chomp menu.  

We have assembled a small list of favorites like the sorta torta, chicharrones, salt and vinegar wings and many more. In addition to the favorites we have offered, you may also write in an item we missed that you think is worthy.

To vote, simply fill our the name and email portion of the form below, and start voting! One lucky guest will receive a $100 Chomp gift card.  Good luck!

Name *
Name
Starters
Sandwiches
Burgers
Write it in here

Second Annual Warren Folk's Fest

It's not quite a folk fest. It's a Folk's Fest, for all the folks in Warren. We are happy to announce that Chomp Kitchen and Drinks is teaming up with local art gallery The Collaborative and 30 Cutler Street for this year's community gathering.

Enjoy a day of local art, crafts, and live music by Atwater-Donnelly, Torn Shorts, and more. There will also be a live mural painting, roasted pork and other treats served up Chomp-style, as well as participation from Lagunitas, Two Roads, Dogfish Head, New Belgium and Downeast Cider. Commemorative t-shirts designed by Collaborative Board Member Adam Tracy will be on sale to benefit the gallery.

Come show your love and celebrate the community of Warren and all it has to offer. It's all happening rain or shine, Sunday, July 31st from 3 to 8 pm, in the back lot of 30 Cutler Street, Warren. Entry is free, just bring yourself and any folks you know. We hope to see you there!

You can RSVP here 

Annual ProStart Culinary Competition held in Newport

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ProStart is a national program that prepares high school students for successful entrance into the culinary industry. Over the course of two years, students undergo classroom time and 400 hours of mentored work. They study all aspects of working in a kitchen, from knife skills to kitchen cleanliness to executing the perfect dish. They also become familiarized with restaurant management skills in which they learn about customer service, cost control, and business marketing. 

Rhode Island’s 2016 ProStart Invitational was held Saturday, March 12th at the Hyatt Regency in Newport, RI. During the competition, five small teams from different Rhode Island high schools prepared a three course meal and presented them to the judges over the course of a few hours. The groups are critiqued on all aspects that they have studied in the program. The winning school of the Invitational moves on to the national competition in Dallas, Texas where they compete against teams from around the country. 

At the end of their time with ProStart, the students will have mastered fundamental service and hospitality skills. Along with the completion of the classroom time and work hours, the students must also pass two national exams to earn the ProStart National Certificate of Achievement. This certificate opens many doors for scholarship opportunities to aid them in continuing their culinary education. Last year, one hundred percent of the students in ProStart went on to the college or university of their choice to further their knowledge and prepare them for landing their dream culinary job.  

Students arrived at the hotel around 7 am for the all day event.  From the second they stepped food onto the hotel grounds, they were being critiqued.  Food was first checked in my the Rhode Island Department of Health to ensure the food was properly transported and labeled.  After that, the cooking portion began.  Some of the skill portions of the competition included proper knife skills and breaking down whole chickens.  

After that, the actual cook began.  Students had set up mock kitchens and we cooking in front of as many as 75 people at a time. 

About an hour after the cooking began, the food started coming out for the judges.  

For the second year in a row, Sam had the privilege of judging the competition, this year in the culinary portion of the competition, more specifically, appetizers.  

Each year I am more and more impressed with the students that come through the program and the food they produce.  The Pro Start competition does a great job showing students what the restaurant industry is all about and paints a picture of what it takes to succeed in this industry.  Cooking in front of judges and being critiqued on the execution of dishes is no easy task. It is a testament to the hard work and dedication they have, and it is such a great thing to be a part of.”

This years common thread with the appetizers was seafood. Everything from tuna tartar to scallops was prepared for us, all of it looking and tasting as if it could have come out of some of the best kitchens in the state. 

In the end, there can only be one team to represent Rhode Island in Texas. That honor went to Davies Career and Technical High School for the second year in a row.  (Their appetizer dish is the top left one.) 

In 2015, there were 27 students in the Rhode Island ProStart program, all 27 received college scholarships to some of the best culinary programs in the country.    

To learn more about the program, please visit http://www.nraef.org/prostart. 

Statesman Tavern opening this Spring in Downtown Bristol Ri

The following is an article published in the Providence Journal. 

BRISTOL, R.I. — Sam Glynn, owner of the popular Chomp restaurant in Warren, will soon open Statesman Tavern in the space that is now Persimmon.

From the moment Champe and Lisa Speidel announced that they were moving their James Beard-nominated restaurant to Providence in the former Rue de l'Espoir space, the guessing game began. Who would move in and what kind of restaurant would it be?

"We've been meeting discreetly for months, wearing big hats," laughed Glynn. "My license plate is CHOMP, so we had some challenges."

"We are moving full speed ahead now that the two big hurdles are done," he said.

Glynn will continue to operate Chomp as he opens Statesman Tavern, perhaps as soon as late April.

The much larger chef's kitchen at the Persimmon space gives Glynn and his chef a chance to expand on a menu that is mostly burgers and sandwiches in Warren.

It will be refined tavern cuisine that, like Chomp, will take diners on a culinary journey, even as they enjoy a menu of comfort foods.

Chomp specializes in burgers but not the usual fare. They offer creative burgers, adding foie gras or beef cheeks, to make the food adventurous.

Expect to see not just a different secret burger each week at Statesman — think bison and Wagyu beef — but also duck three ways. Fresh seafood and pasta will also be on the menu.

Glynn, 28, who comes from a restaurant family in New Hampshire, opened Chomp three years ago. He lives in Warren but used to live across from his new restaurant on State Street.

He will do some minimal renovations at his new space, including expanding the now four-seat bar to offer more stools. The restaurant will still seat 40.

"I love the atmosphere, but we want people to see a different restaurant when they walk in," Glynn said.

His bartender at Chomp, Uriah Donnelly, becomes beverage director for both restaurants.

"He's excited to launch a robust cocktail menu at the Tavern," said Glynn.

The focus at Chomp is craft beers, Glynn's passion, of which there are 30 from which to choose.

At Chomp, Mark Estes will be elevated to chef de cuisine.

"I wouldn't be able to do this, running two restaurants, if I didn't have such a great team," Glynn said.

He will serve dinner and be closed on Monday, as is Chomp.

The name Statesman Tavern is a homage to the fact that Bristol is a historic town, he said. Statesman refers to the well-respected leaders from the early years of the United States, and taverns played an important role as one of America's first business and gathering places. "We want to bring that kind of hospitality to our restaurant," Glynn said.

Glynn said he didn't know the Speidels before making the deal, but he now considers them friends.

"Champe and I have really loved being in Bristol for a decade-plus and are excited to pass this space on to Sam," said Lisa Speidel. "It’s a wonderful community, and he’s a great guy with a great reputation in the industry. His new concept is going to be a huge hit — we already asked him to save us two seats at the bar on opening night."

— gciampa@providencejournal.com

Celebrate 120 Day with Dogfish and Chomp

What better way to spend 1/20 than with a glass of Dogfish 120? Stop by tomorrow, January 20th to celebrate 120 Night with us. Starting at 7 pm, we will be featuringDogfish Head 120 Minute IPA as well as 61 Minute and Midas Touch. Also be sure to check out our delicious food pairings expertly crafted to complement these fine ales.


The folks from Dogfish will even be giving away a free pint glasses to thank you for celebrating with them.

The Beer


Dogfish Head 120 Minute
Clocking in at 15-20% ABV and 120 IBUs,120 Minute IPA is brewed to a colossal 45-degree plato, boiled for a full two hours while being continuously hopped with high-alpha American hops, then dry-hopped daily in the fermenter for a month and aged for another month on whole-leaf hops!  

Dogfish Head 61 Minute
Whenever Dogfish Head President Sam Calagione and his neighborhood friends gather for drinks, they give each other a big ol' man-hug and order a round of 60 Minute IPA. A few years ago, Sam also ordered a glass of his favorite red wine and poured a little into each pint of 60 Minute. They all dug the combination of fruity complexity and pungent hoppiness, and the blend became a beloved tradition.The name Sixty-One is a reminder that this beer is Dogfish Head’s best-selling 60 Minute IPA plus one new ingredient: syrah grape must from California.

Dogfish Head Midas Touch
This sweet yet dry beer is made with ingredients found in 2,700-year-old drinking vessels from the tomb of King Midas. Somewhere between wine and mead, Midas will please the chardonnay and beer drinker alike.

The Pairings

Dogfish 120 Smoked Fried Chicken Sandwich
Baby arugula, Almond Gingersnap Spread with House Made Dogfish 120 Sweet & Sour Sauce

Dogfish 61 Kim Bap Korean Steak Sushi
Mango and Dogfish 61 marinated flank steak sushi, Sticky rice, Mango, Scallion, Cilantro, Radish, and Sesame Red Chili Sauce

Dogfish Midas Touch Ice Cream Sundae
Chocolate covered pretzels, Chocolate brownie, Bourbon Chocolate sauce over house made Midas Touch ice cream, with whipped cream

The Best Burger of 2015

As 2015 winds down, it is once again time to crown the best burger of 2015.  (Last year's winner was our House Burger).  We have put together some pretty mouth watering concoctions over the past 12 months. Below are the burgers and their descriptions, if you remember one we forgot, please write it in.

*As a note, these are just the new burgers from 2015, not including burgers like the Mac and Cheese and French Onion.  

Cast your vote below for a chance to win a $25.00 Chomp gift card! 

Name *
Name
Best Burger of 2015 *

The Secret Guide to Avoiding the Wait at Chomp

Psst...we want to let you in on a little secret...

We know the best times to eat at Chomp while avoiding those pesky lines and wait times.  But let's keep this between us...

We get asked all the time.  Since we don't take reservations, it is hard to predict every night.  But with the use of in house analytics we actually have a pretty good idea on what days and times to come in.  Of course, these could change on any given day due to a variety of factors, but with two years of data the least we could do is share it with you.   

1. Early or Late.  
We get this question a lot, "what is the best time to come in?" We always answer with "earlier or later the better," and for good reason, all you have to do is look at the Google graph below #5 to see the proof in that statement.  Cycling through days of the week will allow you to pick the perfect time to strike for that House Burger and Lagunitas IPA.  

2. Hump Day.  
Wednesday's are ripe for the picking.  No real rhyme or reason, but it is quite possibly the best day to get your Chomp on. 

3. Patriots games.  
Patriots fan or not, during the Pat's game's are without a doubt the best day to cozy up to the bar or grab a seat in the dining room with little to no wait.  The TV is always on for the game and our burgers and wings paired with a nice robust Stout make for a fantastic evening.  

4. Give us a jingle. 
Although we do not take reservations or call ahead seating, you can always call to see what the current situation is at the restaurant.  Obviously between the time you call and the time you arrive, things could change significantly, but at least it gives you a great way to knowing what is going on.  

5. Use Google. 
Google can actually give you a peak into the ebb and flow of any given night...what can't these guys do?!  They recently released a feature that basically shows, in bar graph form, the amount of times people check into the restaurant.  Pretty cool stuff if you ask us.  
 

PARKING

As a friendly reminder we offer additional parking at the Bristol County Water Authority right next door (The big brick building) Here is a quick visual to check out to see where is a good spot to park.  

Save the date, Hops for the Holidays December 9th

On December 9th we will be teaming up with our friends from Lagunitas and Left Hand for our first annual Hops for the Holidays event.  

Here is the run down for the evening; 

Donate a Toy, Get a free Pint

We will be collecting toy donations for local families in partnership with TapIn and in exchange for your charitable contribution, we'll buy you a pint! 

Ugly Sweater Contest

It wouldn't be the holiday season without wearing your ugly sweater as much as humanly possible. We'll be awarding the ugliest sweater with a much more attractive brewery sweatshirt.  

Beer Lineup 

Lagunitas Fusion 32 

Lagunitas IPA

Left Hand Bittersweet Imperial Coffee Milk Stout

Left Hand Wake Up Dead

 

Cheers. 

 

Pappy Van Winkle Family Reserve Arrives at Chomp

There are few things more exciting than when Pappy Van Winkle Family Reserve comes into the state and arrives at the restaurant.  This year we are lucky enough to receive two bottles of Pappy, the 10 year and the 20 year.

In case you have been living under a rock, here is a little information on the distillery and the extremely limited release. 

The Buzz

Once a year, Rhode Island receives a single shipment of a very limited number of Pappy Van Winkle Bourbon.  That day is today.  

Pappy Van Winkle Family Reserve is the gold standard for bourbon in the world.  People literally go crazy for the stuff even stealing over $100,000 worth of the bourbon. (Read that story here  People buy and trade the bourbon online for anywhere from a couple hundred dollars to almost $3,000 a bottle listed here.

About the Distillery

The Old Rip Van Winkle Distillery has a four generation history. The Van Winkle family’s involvement in the bourbon industry began in the late 1800s with Julian P. "Pappy" Van Winkle, Sr. He was a traveling salesman for the W.L. Weller and Sons wholesale house in Louisville, traveling around the state by horse and buggy. Pappy and a friend, Alex Farnsley, eventually bought the wholesale house and also purchased the A. Ph. Stitzel Distillery, which made bourbon for Weller. They merged the two companies and became the Stitzel-Weller Distillery. Their prominent brands were W.L. Weller, Old Fitzgerald, Rebel Yell, and Cabin Still.

In May of 1935 at the age of 61, Pappy opened the newly completed Stitzel-Weller Distillery in South Louisville. He had a heavy influence on the operations there until his death at the age of 91. His son, Julian, Jr. took over operations until he was forced by stockholders to sell the distillery in 1972. The rights to all of their brands were either sold with the distillery or to other distilleries.

After selling the distillery, Julian, Jr. resurrected a pre-prohibition label, the only one to which the Van Winkles kept the rights, called Old Rip Van Winkle. He used whiskey stocks from the old distillery to supply his brand. Julian junior’s son, Julian, III took over in 1981 when Julian, Jr. passed away. Julian, III has continued with the Van Winkle tradition of producing the highest quality wheated bourbon available. His son, Preston joined company in 2001 and the Van Winkles look to continue that tradition for generations to come.

Recently, the Van Winkles entered into a joint venture with the Buffalo Trace Distillery in Frankfort, KY. All of the Van Winkle’s whiskey production now takes place at Buffalo Trace under the same strict guidelines the family has always followed in order to produce a superior quality product.

Aside from the rich family history, Van Winkle bourbons are special for another important reason, their recipe. All of the Van Winkle bourbons are made with corn, wheat, and, barley instead of corn, rye and, barley. This "wheated" recipe gives the bourbon a much softer, smoother taste and it also allows the whiskey to age more gracefully.

20 Year, 90.4 Proof

This is the #1 rated Bourbon Whiskey in the world—Rated 99 out of 100 by the World Spirits Championship. This bourbon is aged 20 years and bottled at 90.4 proof. This whiskey is wonderfully smooth and rich. No other bourbon today can stand 20 years of aging, but this bourbon does it with style. “Pappy” Van Winkle was a true character. This bourbon, like “Pappy”, is full of character that makes it a very special whiskey. It has been put in the class of a fine after dinner cognac. Rated 99 by the Beverage Tasting Institute

 

10 year, 107 Proof

This wonderful bourbon is bottled as close to barrel proof as possible. We add just a splash of our Kentucky limestone well-water when we empty the barrels for bottling. Thus, this whiskey is as smooth as any you will find. The more water you add to whiskey from its natural barrel proof to its bottle proof, the harsher it becomes. This 107 barrel proof seems to be just right.

New Season, New Menu Items

Changing weather means changing menu items at Chomp!  As many of you already know, we love to use ingredients that are true to the season and create dishes that compliment the weather. 

Comfort food is without a doubt a year round indulgence, but once the weather gets crisp, nothing seems better than burgers and sandwiches that warm you to the core.  

Today we are adding three items to the menu with a few more additions at the beginning of next week.  

This salad screams fall with honey poached beets, apples and candied pecans. 

The Beet Salad:  Honey poached beets, candied pecans, goat cheese, butternut squash ribbons, green apples, ancho chili vinaigrette

Sandwiches

Monte Cristo: house cured spiced ham, Swiss cheese, Dijon mustard, raspberry orange jalapeño jam served on country white

Porchetta: House cured and roasted porchetta, broccoli rabe, roasted red peppers, provolone cheese, roasted garlic artichoke spread

You will get a chance to see this sandwich tonight if you follow us on instagram or facebook @chompri.

 

Next week we will be debuting the Fall-lafel: Roasted Pumpkin & Black Bean Fall-lafel: house roasted pumpkin, chickpea, black bean falafel, a sweet potato, kohl rabi, fennel slaw, cranberry hot sauce, honey tahini

For those who haven't been in in a couple weeks we have also added the Black Truffle Burger and Fried Chicken Marsala Sandwich that have quickly won the hearts of many.

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Thats all for now, hope to see you in for a burger and beer soon. Cheers!

Frickles hit the road this weekend!

Our frickles are hitting the road this weekend, making appearances at two awesome events.  

We will be starting off today at the Songwriters Festival at the RI Convention Center in Providence.  Tickets are still available for the event that kicks off at 6:30pm. Here is a little info on the event from their website.

The first ever Rhode Island Songwriter Festival will bring in nationally acclaimed singer-songwriters straight out of Nashville, Tennessee to Providence, Rhode Island. With several back to back performances to watch, attendees will have the unique opportunity to experience the passion & dedication that is part of songwriting, by listening to the voices, back stories and personalities of the artists.
Along with the songwriter’s performances, there will be several local chefs/restaurants offering food stations for attendees to graze in between show times. Food Station Sponsors: Chelo’s Banquets & Catering, Chomp Kitchen & Drinks, The Dorrance, Gordon Foodservice, Harbor Lights Marina and Country Club, Packaging & More, Kabob & Curry, Rasa, Rasoi, Omni Providence, and Twin River Casino.

On Sunday we will be making the first of many appearances at the Hope and Main Farmers Market. We will be selling frickles for you to snack on while you check out some of the great products produced from members of the culinary incubator.  

What is Hope and Main you ask? 

Hope & Main is Rhode Island’s first culinary business incubator. We help local entrepreneurs jump-start early-stage food companies and food related businesses by providing low cost, low risk access to shared-use commercial kitchens and other industry-specific technical resources.
Our goal is to help grow the local food economy by creating a community of support for food entrepreneurs and cultivating an environment where emerging culinary startups can test, create, scale and thrive.
Housed in a 100-year-old schoolhouse on the historic Main Street in Warren, Rhode Island, Hope & Main is a place where food producers, farmers, fishermen and other industry members can connect directly with consumers, engage the community and collaborate with peers.
Our demonstration kitchen and classroom, event spaces and weekly market provide a forum for access to local food products, workshops and training, experiential education, and other community programming. We are a space where food entrepreneurs can share their passion with the community and where the public can actively participate in the local food economy.
Hope & Main’s nonprofit incubator program supports dozens of food-related companies, including specialty food product makers, artisanal bakers, caterers, food trucks, farmers, personal chefs and nutritionists.

Magic Hat Road Revelers Van rolls in Chomp Thursday!

Tomorrow, August 6th, at 7 pm we will be welcoming Magic Hat's Road Reveler Van into the Chomp parking lot to help them kick off their launch of Belgo Sutra, an abbey ale brewed with six different malts and fermented over figs and dates to deliver a complex and delicious ale.  

The van is decked out with your typical brewery merchandise that they will be giving away but by far the best part is they have a draft system built right into the side of the van pouring samples in the parking lot!


Inside we will be pouring Belgo Sutra as well as Big Hundo, there 100 IBU IPA. Here is a little more information on the beers.
 

THE BEERS

Magic Hat Big Hundo 

Imperial/Double IPA · 9.0 ABV · Brewed by Magic Hat Brewing Company

Also known as Magic Hat Big 100 IPA:
A big, big beer. It’s 100 IBUs of bitterness thanks to Apollo and Simcoe hops. Draft only until it’s gone!

Magic Hat Humdinger Series: Belgo Sutra 

Belgian Strong Ale · 8.2 ABV · Brewed by Magic Hat Brewing Company

Beer has never known such sensuality as with Belgo Sutra. Brewed with six different malts and fermented over figs and dates, this Belgian-
Style Dark ale offers a deep complexity that caresses the palate to a scream-inducing climax.

 

Looking forward to seeing you in for a pint!

New Summer Menu

With the first official day of summer being a few days ago, there is no better time than now to release our new summer menu items. Below is phase one of menu changes that will take place over the next week. 

Menu changes are always tough, we always end up taking someones favorite something off the menu, and for that we apologize.  But know this, we never put anything on the menu we feel would not fill the shoes of its popular predecessor.

ATTACK THE STACK CONTEST

Before we dive into the menu changes, a quick reminder about our #attackthestack contest running until the end of the month.  Head over to our blog to learn more about it and enter to win a $100 Chomp gift card if you are selected as our Resident #attackthestack master.  More info available on our June 1st blog post. 

Mini Rhode Island food icon

A couple weeks ago we featured Mini Stuffies as a special and they debuted to rave reviews.  We are happy to announce they are now a permanent feature on our menu, taking place of the mussels.

Mini Stuffies : Smokey pork & beef stuffing with jalapeños & pickled red onions

New Wings 

Maple bourbon & bacon, it was a good run...We are introducing a new wing flavor tonight, White balsamic and Basil are now on the menu and are absolutely delicious.  

New Fried Chicken

This might be our best fried chicken sandwich to date.  We have managed to make the southern fried chicken sandwich even more southern by topping it with homemade pimento cheese, jalapeno bacon (yes, jalapeno bacon), ranch, lettuce and tomato on toasted ciabatta.  

 

New Stack

We are mixing up the stack a little bit by adding the pimento cheese to the fried chicken that sits atop the meat mountain, because well, everything is better with pimento cheese on it.   

Here is what wikipedia has to say about Pimento cheese; 

Pimento cheese is a common food preparation in the Southern United States, a spread or relish made with cheese. It is affectionately known as "the caviar of the South". The basic recipe has few ingredients: sharp cheddar cheese or processed cheese (such as Velveeta or American cheese), mayonnaise, pimentos, salt and pepper, blended to either a smooth or chunky paste.[1] Regional ingredients include cream cheese, Louisiana-style hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce, cayenne pepper, paprika, jalapeños, onions, garlic, and dill pickles.

2015 Best Burgers in America

House Burger 

House Burger 

We are happy to announce that the humble House Burger continues to pick up awards, this time being honored with one of the Best Burgers in America by Restaurant Hospitality Magazine in their "2015 Best Sandwiches in America" issue! We are this years only repeat winner in the burger category, (The Stack 2.0 took home the award last year)

The following is from their website.  Click here to see all the winners. 

Last year’s Best Sandwich contest, the second, was a runaway hit. This year was even bigger; you went absolutely nuts. The number of entries nearly doubled and the creativity level went through the roof. Take a bow, playas!

That’s the good news. The bad news is that there were a ton of truly great entries that didn’t make the cut. We’re talking about sandwiches we’d drive hundreds of miles to eat. That hurts us as judges and we are pretty sure it’s not going to make a lot of you happy, either. But that’s life in the cutthroat world of sandwich making: Only one can stand atop the mountain of each category.

Once again, you’ve proven that the burger is king of the sandwich world. The number of entries in this category far exceeded any other. We were so blown away by how many mouth-watering versions you’ve come up with, it made us wonder why anyone would opt to eat the conveyor belt impostors dispensed by the drive-thru giants.

As amazing as your burger entries were, the judges were left speechless by the many terrific sandwiches entered in the remaining categories. Damn, you people are good. So enough with the high praise: Here are this year’s winners of the Best Sandwiches in America Contest.

We were in some pretty good company, with the overall winner being the Secret Burger from Alden and Harlow in Cambridge, the Northeast held its own in the competition.   

The following were the other notable and delicious looking burgers we the house burger is rubbing shoulders with...

Foie Gras Burger, SoBou, New Orleans
Bistro Burger, The Wildflower, Saint Louis
H & R Burger, Hog & Rocks, San Francisco
Green Chile Bison Burger, Kachina Southwestern Grill, Westminster, CO
Smoke Burger, Fielding’s Wood Grill, Woodlands, TX
Wood-Grilled Burger with Kimchee, E&O Kitchen & Bar, San Francisco

 

How to Attack the Stack 3.0: The Contest

With almost 2 years of witnessing hundreds of successful and not so successful attempts to conquer the glorious Stack, Stack 2.0, Stack 2.3, and our current version, the Stack 3.0, we feel now is a good time as any to ask the age old question, "how the heck do I eat this thing?!"

We get asked all the time for the best way to devour this 9-inch tall mountain of meat and although we have what we think is a good way, we have seen many more creative methods in the bar and dining room.  

So lets get to it, we are looking for the the most creative way to tackle this glorious burger. A step by step guide on how you have successfully eaten the Stack.  Points will be awarded for;

1. Method used, are you a cut in half person or a death gripper?

2. Creative storytelling, lets have a little fun here, How many attempts it took? Did you train for it? How many Stacks have you eaten? 

3. Pictures or videos of the conquering (like these guys above)

4. Your a few words of encouragement for future Chompers. (A pep talk of sorts)  

To submit your How To Guide, you can post it to our Facebook page, Tag us on Instagram, email us at info@chompri.com or leave it in the comment section here on the blog.  

The best entry at the end of June will receive a $100.00 Chomp Kitchen and Drinks gift card and hold the title as our resident "Attack the Stack" Expert.  

Let's help future guests #attackthestack.

Your time starts now, GO!