Tuesday, January 3, 2017

New Fort Edward tap room offers bistro-style cuisine

Craft beer eateries keep popping up around the Greater Capital Region, and they're not relying on large population centers or beer alone to support them.

One of the most recent is the Craft On 9 Tap Room in the Washington County village of Fort Edward, population 10,000. It is located at 1451 Saratoga Road, the former location of the restaurant Luisa's. 

Robert Murphy
The owner is Robert Murphy, a native of South Glens Falls who has been in the business for several years. His resume includes being the head chef at George Henry's in Warrensburg and cooking at Bistro Tallulah in Glens Falls.

Beer is, of course, at the center of the operation, with the likes of Druthers, Allagash, 21st Amendment, Six Point, Jacks Abby, and Black Hog on tap.

But, the bistro-style the menu is far from the usual bar foods. Recent examples of what Murphy is offering include Craft Ramen (ramen noodles in a bacon dashi broth, with crispy pork belly, smoked pork shoulder, with scallion, nori and a sunnyside-up egg) and Surf & Turf (cumin and brown sugar rubbed Teres Major served atop a cannellini bean, shrimp, sweet pepper, sun-dried tomato, and red onion ragout, topped with asparagus).
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