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Housemade BBQ Chips ~ Amazing chips and great signature cocktails at Boston's Woodward.  Such great attention to detail from the custom spice blend for the BBQ chips to the housemade brine for their picklebacks! featured post *tasteologie

Housemade BBQ Chips ~ Amazing chips and great signature cocktails at Boston's Woodward. Such great attention to detail from the custom spice blend for the BBQ chips to the housemade brine for their picklebacks!

August 12th, 2011

Boston and its Ames Hotel feature delightful collisions of history and modernity.  The Ames, a historical landmark in its own right, stands across from the old State House and site of the Boston Massacre. With so much history about, it would be easy to simply bow towards tradition. This hotel chooses to be playfully rebellious instead. Our curiosity was piqued when they invited us to come out to Boston and spend a few days getting to know Ames first hand. We soon discovered that this attitude is found throughout the hotel, but is especially present in the its bar/restaurant, Woodward.  Entering through the bar proved a great way to start becoming familiar with the hotel.

The Ames can be hard to spot from the street. Its signage is subtle and often the only cue that it's even a hotel is the doorman standing out front. Fortunately, its restaurant, Woodward, is a little bit easier to find.
The very first item on the menu caught my attention immediately.
BBQ chips are a guilty pleasure of mine.. Something about their salty, slightly smokey/spicy nature just works for me. Woodward's interpretation of this familiar snack food is phenomenal. The chips are refreshingly simple and honest in their flavor. They skip whatever chemical additives that impart the notion of BBQ to store bought chips and instead use a custom BBQ spice rub sprinkled onto the freshly fried chips.
The spicy kicks continue with their Polished Passion. It is a signature cocktail featuring Belvedere vodka, passion fruit purée, and a house made cinnamon-chili infused honey. The chili cleanly cuts through the sweetness of the passion fruit and the combination results in a very drinkable cocktail that is both satisfyingly thick and exciting on the palate.
The Second Marriage is a playful reference to the building's namesake, Mrs. Ames. In a juicy bit of scandal she divorced her husband and then started up both an affair and tavern with a certain Mr. Woodward. This shameful blushing cocktail is made with Ketel One Citroen, raspberries, and topped with sparkling white wine.
Zacapa 23, one of my favorite rums, makes an appearance on their cocktail menu! Named after the Woodward's address, One Court, this drink is simply Zacapa 23, honey syrup, and lime. The straightforward recipe really allows all of the rum's complex and heavily wooded flavors to shine.
If you want to see a little show just order the Meyer Lemon Gin Fizz! The egg whites require a lot of vigorous shaking in order to make a delicious foam.
Egg whites and strong muscles lend great body to this very tart drink. The basil works with the citrus to create a layered and complex flavor.
Pickle Backs are a potent one-two punch of Jameson and a pickle brine chaser.
Woodward makes a variety of pickles in-house and uses the brine from their bread and butter pickles as the chaser. While the sudden shift from the burn of the whiskey to the bright acidic salty wash of the brine may make you make a face it actually tastes good enough to sip it straight. It seems almost a shame to shoot this delicious artisanal brine! While it may seem overkill, both the spicy pickle-y elixer and the amazing BBQ chips are testaments to the great care and concern that Woodward and the Ames Hotel put into your experience on the property.
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