Drafting Table was another one of the many stops during my birthday week. My friends and I decided to come here for a few drinks and a little nosh. When we arrived it was a bit crowded but cozy. I saw a couple playing Connect Four, and another table playing Jenga because board games are cool. Yes, board games are cool. The décor for Drafting Table lived up to its name. Most of the dining tables were drafting tables and the chairs were either drafting table chairs or old fashioned classroom chairs. From looking at the crowd, I’m pretty sure I was the oldest person there, not counting the parties of parents and grandparents that I’m sure were there visiting their college kids.
Typically I would order a cocktail or a beer, but it was still early, well 3pm, and I was in the mood for something lighter. I was going to order a hard cider when I saw an alcoholic ginger beer. Alcoholic ginger beer? Never heard of it, but I had to try it. The ginger beer was pretty good, and at 4.8% vol, it was about the same as drinking a beer, but without all of the bloat. I thought it was funny that the first one I ordered came in a bottle, but ginger beer number two arrived in a can. Ideally, it’s supposed to be served in a glass with ice, but I’m a purist and drank straight from the bottle/can.
For my nosh, I settled on the hush puppies with shrimp, but this was in no way settling. I love, love, love, hush puppies, and the shrimp was an awesome surprise. I loved the tartar sauce that was severed on the side. It tasted like it had a little horseradish in it and there was another sweeter sauce that had a little kick to it. As I stared at my plate of about six hush puppies, I thought to myself, I’m not going to eat them all. Well, I almost licked the plate clean and stared down my friend who was munching on a duck grilled cheese. I resisted taking a bit of his sandwich, but now I’m going to have to go again to try it for myself!