Friday, October 22, 2010
Foundry On Elm
Justin of @JustinCanCook was just one of the food bloggers we met up with.
We were invited to the official opening of Foundry On Elm this week, which, for anyone who has been by there, already knows that the place is packed pretty much at all times since the day it began operation over a month ago. We met up with a bunch of fellow food bloggers, all of which have a growing presence on twitter, a trend we've seen increasing in Boston. There was Megan of @DeliciousDish, Melissa (Miss Yunks) of @FoodiesAtWork, Robin of @DovesAndFigs, Scott of @OneFoodGuy, Justin of @JustinCanCook and, of course, @TheBostonFoodie.
Low lighting and dark paneling set the mood of the space.
Foundry is a classic tavern with good food and drinks and plenty of microbrews available. It's a very welcome addition to Davis Square and we thoroughly enjoyed the food, drink and company, what it's all about in tavern dining. It's the kind of place you can stop in and hang out and always see someone you know or even strike up a conversation with someone you've just met.
The shrimp salad was one of the dishes served, along with a smoked trout pate I already love.
With classic tavern seating at tables, the long bar and booths there is plenty of room for a large crowd. When full it does get a bit loud but I think that always adds to the atmosphere.
The "Elm Street Punch", a concoction of rum, fruit juice and mint is both smooth and refreshing. One of the best drinks we had here.
The long bar is an active and lively scene and the central gathering spot at Foundry On Elm.
Fried macaroni and cheese cakes. Great idea for a tavern snack food we had never seen before.
The service was attentive and friendly all night long. Here we are getting shots of Butternut Squash Soup.
The flatbread pizza with potato and bacon, some of that delicious shrimp salad and a healthy dollop of the smoked trout pate.
Raspberry crumb bars and pumpkin cookies rounded out the desserts.
And then we all just had to have another round of those Elm Street Rum Punch drinks.
Congratulations Chef Sam Putnam on a quality gastropub fare in a great, new setting.
Foundry On Elm
255 Elm St
Somerville, MA 02144