The Malted Barley, Westerly
Me, I can’t think of anything better than a warm, freshly baked pretzel. Well, maybe a warm, freshly baked everything bagel. At The Malted Barley, you can have the best of both. Their “everything pretzel” with a side of blue cheese dip was, quite honestly, one of the best things to hit my taste buds in a very long time. The owners’ simple idea is a winning one: offer hot pretzels with a variety of toppings, bake them to order, and serve them with dipping sauce and a roster of over 100 craft beers (on tap, cans and bottles). Next time I’ll go for something a bit more wacky, say, Chipotle Pepper and Smoked Gouda with Spinach and Artichoke Dip. But you won’t go wrong with that everything version. While away a rainy afternoon, or hit the deck for some sunshine with your pretzels (pretzel sandwiches available, too). Kid friendly.