The Tombs, Georgetown

After a long walk yesterday, trenching through the snow, ending up in Georgetown, I hobbled up the cobblestone street and headed straight for a cold one.

The Tombs was pretty packed at around 6:30 last night, with only a couple bar seats open, but the bartenders worked with their usual aplomb in handling the crowds.

I ordered a (probably 12-ounce) chilled mug of Tombs Ale ($3.35), and wondered what, exactly, it was. So I asked, and it turns out it’s simply Budweiser American Ale, relabeled. That said, it’s a better beer than some people might think, with a decent color and at least some flavor. Probably as good as anything they have on tap.

No food here for me, but perusing the menu, this is what interested me:

* There were two “Tombs Blue Plate Specials,” and one was an Italian Sausage Sub ($8.95), with sausage made from Eco Friendly Farms pork, onions, peppers, and provolone in a hoagie roll topped with marinara sauce, and served with french fries.

* Jumbo Lump Crab Cake ($15.95, and the most expensive item on the menu) with sweet potato hash, sauteed spinach, and scallion aioli. Remember that this is being sourced by the Clyde’s group, so it’s probably fairly reliable.

* And a vegetarian item, the Roasted Squash Platter ($11.95), featuring three types of squash preparations: lentil-stuffed acorn squash, herb-buttered spaghetti squash, and butternut squash with Swiss chard.

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