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Ambler's Lucky Well for dinner


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Ambler's Lucky Well for dinner

jujuthomas | | Mar 14, 2014 10:27 AM

We finally (FINALLY) made it to the Lucky Well for dinner last night, and I'm so glad we did! We had a 6:30 reservation and by 7 the place was packed.
The space has been redone beautifully, service was friendly and attentive... ok and cute... he was very cute.

anyway... my friends both ordered one of the signature cocktails - his was the Ambler Storm, their take on a dark and stormy which he really enjoyed. I don't know the name of what she drank... i think it had acai juice in it (?) it was a lovely red/purple color and had a sprig of rosemary in it. She LOVED it. I had white wine - boring me.

we ordered the Texas Poutine and the wings as apps - while we waited for my DH who got detained at work and ended up eating carry out.
the wings were terrific, with just the right amount of heat, and the poutine was a really tasty twist on it with chopped brisket, barbecue sauce and mozerella curds.
Entrees: They shared brisket and the NJ sausage (and gave me bites). the brisket was the most popular of those two, the sausage had too much anise seed for our tastes. both were generous portions. They had a side of the mac and cheese which they seemed to enjoy. I had the pork shoulder, which was so lovely and tender some of the best I've had that wasn't home made. I had a side of the sweet potato mash which didn't LOVE. there was a flavor in the back ground that was sour. not sure what that was. The cornbread was very tasty, altho sweet. I noticed that they do tend on the sweet side with the rubs, the sauce, the beans... I don't mind it but others might. I took home a half rack of ribs and an order of mac and cheese for the hubs... the ribs were really great, I thought the mac and cheese needed more noodles, the proportions seemed off to me but the cheese sauce was very creamy and good.
we were too full to eat dessert, but it was tempting - they had a banana pudding with a smoked banana whipped cream that DH would have been crazy for. I should have gotten an order to go.
other dessert descriptions - well the first one was a cinnamon waffle with chocolate ice cream and a bunch of other stuff - it was too much description for me to manage to remember. there was an apple cobbler that is cooked to order, and chocolate chip cookies and milk.

The verdict is that we can't wait to go again. I want to try the chicken and the grits. and a couple of those cocktails... when I'm not driving myself home.

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