Being a Halloween baby means by my bloodline, I am a huge Halloween fan. While I do love candy, I also know it isn’t the best for my ongoing health plans nor is it something to indulge in on a daily basis. We celebrate Halloween pretty much all month long and for the most party, I try to keep it somewhat healthy with spooky snacks (hello adorable ghost bananas!) and creepy surprises (what’s that? Plastic spider ring in your lunch – oh yeah!). But probably my favorite healthy Halloween idea is to get minds off the treats and into planning for a fantastic costume. We usually go big with Halloween costumes in our house – we’ve been sugar skulls, Wizard of Oz characters, Super Mario Bros characters and even Beanie Boos. This year we got creative and were each an emotion from the movie Inside Out. With the exception of my blue wig, my Sadness costume came from the thrift shop and cost less than $5! That was healthy for our budget AND while I was being creative, I was staying out of the candy!
You guys have heard me say it before that hubby and I do not get out as much as we’d like to just the two of us. So we were really excited to team up with World of Beer in Wauwatosa to try out their new seasonal menu and tell you all about it!
World of Beer is the best of both worlds when it comes to date nights: fantastic beer offerings (seriously, just try to find a style of beer that they do not offer!) and seriously delicious foods! The World of Beer Wauwatosa tavern just added five incredible seasonal menu offerings and two limited-release beers to their menu. These tasty items include:
Prosciutto & Spiced Apple Flatbread — Prosciutto ham and spiced apple, topped with toasted hazelnuts and goat cheese. Pair it with the WOB limited release from Dogfish Head called Fall On Me, a Belgian-style Farmhouse Ale with apples and fall spices.
PB&J Wings — Crispy wings glazed in blackberry balsamic jelly and drizzled with spicy peanut butter sauce. Served with a blackberry jam and peanut butter dipping sauce. Pair them with the WOB limited release from Stone called Mixtape Vol. 14 – The Gatekeeper, a Russian Imperial Stout and IPA blend with figs and plums.
Green Chili Chicken Nachos — Perfect for gameday or any day! Corn tortilla chips smothered in green chili chicken, spicy cheese, tomatoes, green onion, jalapeño peppers and chopped cilantro. Perfectly paired with a Stone IPA.
WOBtoberfest Brat Burger — Fresh beef burger topped with our beer brat, house-made stone ground mustard, sauerkraut, beer cheese sauce and caramelized onions on a toasted brioche bun. Pair it with a Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA.
Pumpkin Spice Apple Donuts — The perfect way to celebrate the harvest! Traditional German fried apple donut dusted with pumpkin spice sugar, paired with salted caramel for dipping. Try with a cider.
When hubby and I arrived, we found a great table with the perfect view of the TVs to catch up on the week’s sports, but little did we know that we had also scored the perfect table for playing some trivia – as the World of Beer Wauwatosa has a fantastic trivia night with incredible prizes (spoiler alert, we didn’t win…this time!).
We had the great server of all time, shout out to Tommy! He was attentive, knowledgeable and great for offering beer pairings with each course. We contemplated starting with our favorite World of Beer appetizer, the giant pretzel (you MUST try it!), but decided to go outside of our usual box and tried the Green Chili Chicken Nachos. These nachos were flavorful and oh so tasty! Considering we were bordering on hangry when we arrived, this was the perfect way to start our meal! We took the menu’s suggestion of the Stone IPA and didn’t regret that decision at all!
As for the main course, hubby went with one of his World of Beer favorites, while I decided I was “all in” as it related to the autumn menu and gave into the WOBtoberfest Brat Burger. This mega burger is not just burger and not just brat – it is a burger with a brat and then topped with beer cheese sauce and so much more. It was a party in my mouth and one I didn’t want to stop, despite knowing I was way full after that!
We ended our meal with the Pumpkin Spice Apple donuts – I wish I had a picture to show you, but they were so delicious and tempting that it seems the entire plate was devoured before my phone could make its way back out of my purse! I can assure you though: delicious, delectable and the perfect fall way to end a meal – alongside a tasty cider. Yummmmm!
Be it date night, game day or just looking for somewhere fun to hang out – I recommend checking out World of Beer. You can follow World of Beer on Facebook and Twitter to stay current on promotions, new menu items and great beer pairings!
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