This is a super secret post. I run another website dedicated to vegetarian cooking and featuring restaurants in the area that have a decent vegetarian/vegan menu selection. It can’t be revealed that I went to The New World Tavern not once, but twice in the same week, for their buffalo wings. God, they are succulent little pieces of heaven. For the rest of this post, we can only speak in whispers and sneaky side-glances so I can still preach about vegetables without fear of being shamed.
There is more than just their wings that brings me back again to New World again and again. This is one of the few places around Cape Cod where you can get a decent beer. They have a large and rotating tap selection, plus a good amount of bottles too. The menu is classic pub fare with an eclectic and modern twist. Don’t miss out on trying their house-made pretzels, served with assorted mustards, salts, and caramel.
Last night I tried their Lobster Mac & Cheese; a perfect-sized portion of cavatappi pasta covered in a lobster sherry sauce with large chunks of fresh lobster meat, incredibly rich and flavorful. Ryan had their buffalo burger, which came topped with caramelized onions, provolone, a white truffle emulsion, fig ketchup, and waffle fries. I’m not usually a fry person, but by the end of the meal, I was snatching up his fries, slathering them in my lobster cheese sauce. It was how life should taste.
For drinks, I started with Tuckerman’s Headwall Alt, a 4.75% altbier that was the perfect beer to start the night with. It was simple and well-balanced, went perfectly with some hot wings. Moved on to a bottle of Allagash Tripel, not much to say there, a fantastic beer. Ended the night with Weyerbacher Imperial Pumpkin, one of my favorite imperial pumpkin beers because of its drinkability and great spicing.
The building itself has a very “new” feeling to it, lots of open space, though feels a bit overly put-together, like a newly renovated house. I’d prefer it a little more cozy and dimly lit. But besides the ambiance, New World is fantastic. They have a personable and knowledgeable wait staff, great food, as well as live music and lots of beer-related events; for example, a once-a-month Battle of the Breweries. I wish I lived closer because it would definitely be one of those places to stop in for a quick beer after work, or more wings when no one’s looking.
The New World Tavern
56 Main Street
Plymouth, MA, 02360