The Towne Tavern, Averill Park, NY
2850 NY-43, Averill Park, NY 12018
It's hard to be critical of a tavern when you go with a group of people and have a great time, but I went with a bunch of foodies, so just about all we talked about was the food! We ordered quintessential tavern food: wings, pizza, mozzarella sticks and there were some jalapeno poppers that caught our eye. And someone noticed the potato pancakes. The wings there are smoked, and we tried the mustard bbq, garlic parmesan, Buffalo parmesan, hot and medium - all good for different reasons, but some a little on the tough or dry side because we ordered extra crispy. The mozz sticks we felt were a little too breaded and their raspberry sauce was a little but more like jam or syrup than we appreciate. The pizza was not like any we have encountered - a lot of oil in the crust, more like a paratha or a heavy flatbread. We decided this couldn't be their specialty and turned toward the wings. I scarfed so many of the potato pancakes that I began to feel ashamed - those things are irresistible! I even tried dunking one or two in the blue cheese sauce and they were nom nom nom. I want to try the jalapeno poppers by themselves when I next visit the place. They are served with the raspberry sauce and they have cheese and sausage inside. Sounds off-putting, but I kept going back for another one so try to figure out what it was that was nice. Oh - and we had a three pitchers of beer, all quite nice. Their list has some intriguing offerings. I'll go back the next time I'm jonesing for smoked wings and I must go back to figure out those poppers.
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