Thursday, November 20, 2014


The ladies and I were overdue for a girls night. It felt like forever since I saw them all last, so we met up at The Shop on 4th Street in Troy to play catch up on what's going on in each others lives, enjoy some wine and cocktails, and eat some good food.

After ordering drinks we took a little extra time looking over the menu to decide what we'd have for dinner. The Shop offers a limited number of small & large plates, as well as a variety of hot dogs with different toppings. 

I decided to split the poutine with a friend, which were served a little different from how I normally see them plated. Rather than french fries, The Shop smothered fingerling potatoes with a rich brown gravy and melted cheese curds. I was surprised at how much I enjoyed these...the gravy was out of this world.

I chose the Burlington hot dog with melted cheddar and bacon-jalapeno sauce.

The cheese was good, however I would have liked to taste a bit more of the bacon & jalapeno in the cheese sauce.

Some of the other girls ordered the panko crusted fried goat cheese balls.

They were served with an onion jam and topped with charred tomato sauce.

The Saigon hot dog was piled with pickled carrots & daikon, cilantro, caramelized sriracha & Vietnamese mayonnaise. 

When the food came and the girls and I took a quick break from talking and dug in.

 We were all happy with our choices. I highly recommend you head over to The Shop. It's a great place to sit down and catch up with friends or even enjoy a casual date night.

I'm beyond lucky to have such an amazing group of ladies in my life.

Just don't forget The Shop Rules....

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The Shop is open Mon-Wed: 4pm - 12am | Thur-Sat: 4pm - 1am | Sun: 4pm - 10pm | HAPPY HOUR Mon-Thur: 4pm - 7pm.  

Don't forget to tell me about your experience at The Shop in the comment section below!

1 comment :

  1. I like the Shop, but that Saigon Dog isn't PILED with anything. Maybe lightly accented...


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