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Earl’s Beer & Cheese

In Food on December 22, 2011 at 10:04 pm

Wow, what a huge asset to the UES! I’d like to keep Earl’s Beer & Cheese a secret, but I want them to stay around for awhile. If you like beer and you like cheese and don’t mind a little taxidermy then you will find yourself at the right spot. The chef, Corey Cova, who spent some time at Momofuku Ssäm Bar, created such a simple yet unique menu. Where else can you get Hudson Valley foie gras on Eggo waffles?

Everything about the menu seems so wrong but tastes so good.  Like the grilled cheese sandwich with NY cheddar, roasted pork belly, fried egg and kimchi.  What a strange but outstanding combination of flavors and oh so delicious!

Earl's Grilled Cheese

I had the beer cheese, which comes with freshly toasted buttered bread and raw garlic cloves for rubbing. Amazing! The cheese was soft and just a little bit spicy from the sriracha. I also had a bowl of tomato soup which was also spiced with sriracha. After slathering the bread with cheese it was even tastier as I drowned it in my tomato soup. Mmmmmm.

Earl's Beer Cheese

Earl's Tomato Soup

Earl’s is an exceptional beer bar and although it is tiny, grab a seat, get cozy and you will find yourself there for hours in good company. Can’t wait to go back and try the bread pudding. I hear it is vanilla and bourbon soaked up into french bread with cotton candy on top. Yum!


1259 Park Ave
(between 97th St & 98th St)
New York, NY 10029

(212) 289-1581

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