Z grew up in Lexington, so on the way to Waxy's, I got the tour of his childhood hometown. It was great to learn a little bit more about his old stomping grounds. However, neither of us expected to find Waxy's where we did - tucked away in an industrial park, Waxy's is a large, obviously-newly-renovated colonial home. Odd, but inviting - and the massive parking lot was packed at 9:30 p.m.
Z, Paul and I were seated at a booth in the crowded, yet spacious, bar. Waxy's beer menu was so-so, with draft and bottled varieties (they also have a red and white wine list). I decided on a Shipyard Export for my first (and second) drink.
I love Shipyard Export. It's a lighter beer with some great body, and a very smooth finish.
Since Z and I had already eaten dinner, we split a (giant) cone of Waxy's Fries ($2.95).
The fries were tasty and perfectly salty (I like my fries to have obvious salt on them), but were a little too under crispy for my liking. Paul ordered the Corned Beef Reuben ($8.95) with sweet potato fries, which he really enjoyed.
Z and Paul were embarrassed with my picture-taking for the evening, but a blogger's got to do what a blogger's got to do, am I right?
I would love to go back to Waxy's to try more of their menu - the place was spotless (minus the bathroom...ahem), the service was decent, and the atmosphere is just laid back and fun. Plus, my Irish blood can never not enjoy a local pub!
On the subject of beer...do you have a favorite spring/summer-time beverage you love to sip on? I'm looking for a new drink this year!