Upscale after-work lounging in the FiDi
Once you've tasted success, it's impossible not to want more, especially if "success" is just code for Carmex. Hoping to parlay their suburban "success" (wink, wink) downtown, Battery Park Bar & Lounge, soft opening tomorrow.
Eager to try their hand in a bigger market, the dudes behind Amesbury's wildly successful Murphy's Riverside have just created BPB&L, a refined 87-seat sports/after-work lounge (located in the old 360 Ultra) decked out w/ a deep red mahogany bar, 16 flatscreens, logo-embossed faux finish walls, spacious beige high-backed banquettes w/ directional speakers and touch screen TV controls, and even a massive 100-plus capacity outdoor patio that's gated, like most houses in Weston. Burger/sammie specialties include an 8oz Angus topped w/ Applewood smoked bacon and gorgonzola; thinly sliced steak w/ sauteed mushrooms, peppers & onions on a grilled baguette; and a Monterey jack'd Cali burger slathered w/ honey mustard, guac, and Bermuda onions, which taste great, but thanks to island time, won't meander over to your table for another 90 minutes. They're also rockin' upscale pub grub like 12oz marinated steak tips, lightly battered New England haddock w/ chips and coleslaw, steamed Guinness shrimp w/ white onion seasoning, and shepherd's pie drizzled with a demi gravy that Ashton's probably already tweeted about.
For midweek suds, BPBL's pouring 16 drafts including Kona Longboard Island Lager, Harpoon White, and Magic Hat's Hex Ourtoberfest, and Narragansett -- also a place where many people have tasted success -- wait, that's the town with the Carmex factory, right?