By Vanessa Brazeau
Tucked away from Main Street along 6th Ave, The Whip started as the go-to stress reliever for my painting class after weekly critiques. It has now evolved into my watering hole of choice for these hot summer days.
The eccentric restaurant hosts an array of revolving and widely selected micro brews that change as often as the local artwork found along the walls. The monthly art shows give the Whip its dual Identity, exposing itself in opening Receptions that correlate with R&B Brewery’s Sunday Cask Series.
Every Sunday at 4 pm a special Cask Beer is tapped and enjoyed by all. Rose, The Whip’s part owner, believes that the trashy blue-collar label given beer is a load of BS. (Okay, not completely true, Lucky cans are on the menu and are only 3 bucks on Thursdays) BUT their mission is to provide a place for knowledge and conversation of brews, and help peeps realize the potential of beer to enhance the palate.
Ah yes, food. Their Veggie Burger is the best I’ve tasted. Their brunch is pretty epic too (and super cheap, all items are 8 bucks!). It should also be noted also that nachos are Vanessa Approved -containing an exceptional cheese to tortilla chip ratio.
The moral of the story is that the Whip Restaurant and Gallery is the SHIT and if you haven’t been there yet you should probably go. You can thank me when you get there, because odds are I’ll be there too.
Opening reception 7-10: “What is it?” Abstract paintings by Amber Lamoureux
Cask: Central City ESB dry hopped with local Newport Hops