My son and I played in a Texas Hold’em Tag Team Tournament yesterday at the New Hope Triumph Brewing Company. During the tournament Ryan and I took turns playing the same stack of chips until one of goes “all in” and get eliminated from the tournament. Each turn (blind for those who know Texas Hold’em) lasts about 25 minutes so that is an excellent time to savour the bar food offerings. Since it was early in the day, Ryan tried the Buffalo Chicken Spring Rolls and I tried the Smoked Turkey Sandwich.
My smoked turkey sandwich, off the daily specials menu, came with avocado, bacon, lettuce and tomato. It was served on sourdough bread with home-made chips and dill pickle. The generous portion of moist meat comes from turkey smoked right here in the brewery. The nine dollar sandwich was very tasty and a crowd favorite, being essentially a BLT plus turkey and avocado. The sourdough bread baked locally in Frenchtown N.J., was very fresh and close enough to San Francisco sourdough to please my palate. My only watch out would be to ask to have the bread toasted rather than default untoasted the bar serves.
Triumph also offers a $6 Bar Menu that includes Rosemary Shrimp, Loaded Fries, Nachos, Quesadilla and Mini Cheesesteaks. My poker playing buddies order these when the play Monday and Thursday nights.
A special shout out to blog reader Polina who reviewed the Potato Pancakes as I was writing this review. The pan-fried pancakes were nicely browned on the outside and creamy on the inside. The julienned Granny Smith apple that topped the pancake was fresh and crisp but we both lamented not getting apple sauce or sour cream to smear on the hot cakes. We did manage some sour cream from the bar staff so remember to ask for it if you fancy the potato pancakes. The sour cream helped complete the dish making a nice mixture a hot pancakes and, cold sour cream; crusty pancake and smooth sour cream; and sweet apples and sour cream. Polina enjoyed the pancakes, I hope Phil send the photo over so I can show the pancakes.
Triumph Brewing Company, Union Square, New Hope, 18938, PA 215-862-7855