HOW ABOUT SOME BEEROLOGY AND FOOD PAIRINGS?

When it comes to quenching your thirst, Charlie’s Kitchen has the best selection of draft, bottled & canned beers and lagers!

We also have rotating lines of draft beers so make sure to ask your server the next time you are in for a visit what the rotating draft beers are!

We all love a good beer and good food but do you really know what food to pair your beer with?  We’ve decided to give you a little “beerology” and tell you in a three part blog about the beers we serve and what foods pair best with them!

It’s all about our draft beers today! draft beer

Blue Moon – Offering year round, seasonal and specialty beers, Blue Moon hit the market in 1995 and has been a popular beer choice among our customers.  The creator of Blue Moon, Keith Villa, studied brewing in Belgium and wanted to craft a beer that was similar to the Belgian wits he loved while in Belgium.  Blue Moon is best paired with grilled chicken, steak, burgers, and ribs.

Brooklyn Lager – A popular lager made in Brooklyn, NY.  It’s amber-gold in color with a firm malt center.  It has a bit of bitterness but very refreshing! Brooklyn Lager.   You can pair this with most anything including, pizza, burgers, steaks, chicken, bbq and salads.

Chimay – A delightful tap beer brewed in Belgium. This beer is served at just the right temperature and pairs well with cheese burgers.  Actually any dish with cheese is fantastic paired with this beer!

Guinness Draught– A real creamy and rich black beer that is both sweet and bitter. This beer pairs well with salmon, beef stew, shepherd’s pie, oysters on the half shell and ribs.

Harpoon IPA – This is a New England classic and began as a seasonal beer in the summer.  People loved it so much that Harpoon made the IPA a year round beer!  This beer has great caramel color with a depth of body and a nice hoppy finish! This beer is paired well with spicy and salty fried foods!

Hoegaarden – This beer has some history! Discovered by Hoegaarden monks as a palate’ change to their every sacramental wine. This beer was first crafted in 1445.  There are a few different types of Hoegaarden but the most popular is the Hoegaarden White.  It has the fresh aroma of orange peel, coriander and herbs. It’s a light yellow in color with a soft foamy, cloudy finish.   This beer perfectly complements salads and seafood dishes.

Sam Adams Boston Lager – This is a full bodied brew with a robust and rich taste! It’s a deep amber to golden color and pairs well with burgers, seafood and pasta dishes.

Sam Adams Seasonal – There are a variety of seasonal beers such as Cold Snap, Summer Ale, October Fest, Winter Lager, Crystal Pale Ale, Porch Rocker, Pumpkin Batch and White Christmas.  As you can see, the beers are brewed to capture the flavor of the different seasons.  These beers pair well with all pub foods and seafood dishes.

Sierra Nevada – With a wide variety of beers to choose from, Sierra Nevada’s most popular beer is the Pale Ale.  With grapefruit and piney aromas, it’s a refreshingly bold and a favorite among beer drinkers.  This is best paired with chicken, pork and burgers.

Stella Artois – Originated in Belgium, this light yellow colored beer with an aroma of grassy hops. It’s a little bitter but there is a lingering sweetness to it.  Pairs well with light salads, fish and seafood, lighter dishes and cheeses.

So next time you’re visiting us, enjoy our draft beers!

Everybody Loves Charlie’s Kitchen’s Burgers!

Charlie's Kitchen. 10 Elliot Street, Cambridge, Ma

charlie's-kitchen-cambridge-ma-17What’s not to love? You can get single, double or triple burgers.  We have 4 oz & 8 oz burgers. Prime rib burgers and Angus beef burgers. Hold the pickles, hold the lettuce but load up the beer cheese & Bacon. Between the regular menu items and the specials, we have anywhere from 12 to 20 choices on any given day. You can also add all sorts of fixins to any burger. We don’t mind. It’s cool…

 

 

 

 

More Than Great Burgers!

charlie's-kitchen-cambridge-ma-14We love out burgers, but we also know that sometimes you have a hankering for something different. So, we took care of that….

Charlie’s Kitchen serves lunch and dinner, so we make sure that we offer a wide variety of selections. you can start off with an appetizer, like jalapeno’ poppers or Buffalo wings. We have some serious clam chowder, and a soup of the day as well. We have ribeye steaks, and fried chicken platters. A nice selection of salads, and yes, we can take care of the vegetarians on your group as well.

Now, we are in Boston, so of course, we have seafood. Fried scallops and shrimp. We even do salmon, lobster and crab burgers to boot. If you are a lobster purist, no worries. We have boiled lobsters as well! here’s the links to our menu!

charlie's-kitchen-cambridge-ma-01Appetizers, Soups & Salads.

The Best of Harvard Square

Poultry, Beef & Chicken

charlie's-kitchen-cambridge-ma-10From The Sea

Charlie’s Vegetarian Square

Burgers, Sandwiches & Sides

Desserts & Drinks

Weather Does Not Matter When You Can Have It Delivered!

 

Charlie's Kitchen, 10 Elliot Street, Cambridge Square, Massachusetts

Let’s be real. Last Winter sucked! No place to park, because there was no place to put the snow. Even walking the sidewalks was tough. Kind of felt like we were in the Arctic, cuz the snowbanks were taller than us. Once we made it out of the winter, it was rain and puddles everywhere due to the snow melt. What did all this mean? No cheeseburgers from Charlie’s Kitchen for you! Well, problem solved!

Charlie's Kitchen Cambridge, Ma
Bacon & Cheese makes everything better!

Now you can order what you want whenever our kitchen is open. We have teamed up with Grub Hub to offer everyone in Cambridge delivery when you want it! So, if you happen to be studying for mid-terms at Harvard or The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, or just having a student meeting at Cambridge College or Bard’s Longy School of Music, we got you covered. Hey, even the students at Le Cordon Bleu can order online. After all, EVERYONE loves the cheeseburgers from Charlie’s Kitchen!

Just follow this link right to our online ordering!

Charlie’s Kitchen is located at 10 Eliot Street, right in the middle of Harvard Square in Cambridge.

Charlie's Kitchen, 10 Elliot Street, Cambridge, Ma, 02138
Charlie’s Kitchen has live entertainment, and servers lunch and dinner and has a late night menu