Step away from your average sports bar food, music and experience — and take a trip to an Astoria spot that will truly “Katch” your attention.
Since opening in May, Katch Brewery & Grill has settled into the heart of the community and is now in the middle of becoming an entertainment bar that will leave its customers remembering their visit.
As you walk into the restaurant you are left in awe by the state-of-the-art HD televisions, playing every sport, along every wall.
Katch has a whopping 50 beers on tap, in addition to about 20 other beers available in bottles. But don’t worry, you won’t be left alone to figure out which beer satisfies your thirst because the beer menu is separated into groups and selections are listed from lite to dark.
With the cold air making its way in, Katch is enclosing its outdoor beer garden, which together with the indoor space could seat over 400 patrons.
But now let us get to the mouthwatering and unique changes that are coming to the Katch menu.
Welcomed by classic hits from David Bowie and Bob Marley, we were given a first taste of brand new menu items, and some remaining dishes, cooked up by Executive Chef Chad Bowser and made with the freshest ingredients, which will be available starting November 22.
We started the night off with Katch’s version of pigs in blankets with bratwurst, a German beer sausage, served with beer mustard. Then we sunk our forks into mushroom risotto balls that with every crunch made you want more and more.
Then came the sliders, that definitely kicked our taste buds. The first set of sliders was Simply Pulled Pork, found already on the menu, that come with barbecue pulled pork, homemade pickles and cabbage served on potato bread buns. We then tried the brand new (and still in the works) smoked pulled duck sliders that featured a sweet dark cherry compote that balanced out the angry orchard apple cider cheese sauce.
Bowser then introduce us to his “not your average grilled cheese” sandwich that featured three layers of brioche bread, with a different melted cheese between each slice, and a side order of fries. We couldn’t leave Katch without trying the B.B.Q Burger, one of the current signature dishes, that melts in your mouth when you bite into the coffee-rubbed 10 ounce burger served with Gouda cheese, pickles, smoked bacon, red onions and barbecue sauce all cuddled into an English muffin.
We ended the night with homemade pumpkin pie, made from fresh pumpkins, which was perfect for the season.
Along with the food, the Katch staff will be allowed to have more fun with the customers and there will be a list of rules above the bar that one must adhere to while enjoying Katch’s signature Kocktails.
The new Katch will debut on Friday, November 22 with musical guest, BonJourney, and with many more surprises for an unforgettable dining experience.
Katch Brewery & Grill
31-19 Newtown Avenue, Astoria
Monday – Friday 4 p.m. – 2 a.m.
Saturday 11 a.m. – 4 a.m.
Sunday 11 a.m. – 2 a.m.
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