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Towne Tavern is located in Averill Park. It is a two story tavern with a natural feel to it.
We started off with the 4 x 4 appetizer ($7.50). It is four of their ribs, with all four of their sauces so you can try them all. The ribs are cooked perfectly, nicely smoked, with the pink in the ribs as proof. The dry rub is flavorful and the star of the dish. The sauces are all unique and the two of us argued a bit about or favorites :)
I ordered the Beef n Bleu Pasta ($17.25) - a bed of fettuccini topped with strips of tender Flat Iron steak grilled over the coals combined with fresh button mushrooms and simmered in a light bleu cheese cream sauce. The pasta and the steak were cooked well (steak was a perfect medium as ordered), but the cream sauce lacked any real flavor. It was a good sized plate that I would probably order again
Josie ordered the pulled pork dinner with corn and baked beans ($14.95). She loved the sides and the cornbread, and the pork was super tender, but the sauce on it was very vinegary, and was difficult to eat without using some of the bbq sauce we got with our appetizer. Once you put some less bitter sauce on it, it was quite good.
Service was a little slow on the Friday night we were there, but that is to be expected with crowds. All staff members we encountered were friendly and professional.
|4 X 4 (4 ribs to try all their sauces)||Black and Bleu Pasta|
|Pulled Pork Dinner|