The brainchild of two industry faves, former Les Zygomates chef John Paine and beverage guru Michael Cooney (last of the stellar beer bar The Publick House), the Brewer's Fork has been a total hot spot since opening in Charlestown earlier this year. Now, it's also armed with an excellent patio that really completes the beer garden vibe.
Drink This: Check out the Avery Maharaja Imperial IPA that's now on tap. The dark amber Californian brew is very, very heavy on hops and malts, if you're a fan of the strong stuff.
Eat This: All the food is prepared in the open kitchen's Maine-made wood-burning oven, which results in lots of tasty pizzas. But half the menu is dedicated to equally delicious small plates like oven-roasted meatballs ($12) that combine beef, pork and salami ends with bread soaked in milk and yogurt for a tangy, creamy quality.
Know This: Lunch is served from 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM on weekdays, with a separate menu that includes tasty sandwiches like the banh mi ($12) with pork belly, ham, chicken-liver mousse, Sriracha mayo and kimchi.
7 Moulton St., Charlestown; 617-337-5703