“Not your average sports bar” is the tagline for The Rust and Gold, and it really is the best way to describe this bar! The atmosphere is very relaxed with sports memorabilia and games for diners to play games like foosball and shuffleboard. My favorite part is that the menu offers high quality snacks, wings, burgers and more. I had the privilege of going to The Rust and Gold with 5 other Long Island Food Bloggers for a tasting of their new menu items. Want to learn more about The Rust and Gold? Read below!
The Rust and Gold
First we’ll start off with the Cocktails, just like we did at our tasting! On the cocktail menu you’ll find drinks sorted by Tequila, Mezcal, Vodke, Gin, Rum and Whiskey. Each one has a unique fresh ingredients added to make it the perfect drink to go with your food. This one includes: Herradura Silver Tequila, pineapple, lime, cucumber, basil, agave and nectar.
How pretty is this presentation? Definitely Instagram worthy! Another great drink from The Rust and Gold, This cocktail includes: San Pellegrino, Aranciata Rosso and Lillet Blanc.
During our tasting the owner Frank had told us that most of the construction was done by them, so they needed something to help cool them off while doing so much heavy lifting that they created they own line of slushies! Below you’ll find the three slushies they offer at The Rust & Gold.
Rose: Provence Rose, fresh lemon, lilliet blanc
Tequila: Fresh Lime, Agave, PIMM’S NO. 1, Cabernet Sauvignon
Rum: Aged White Rum, Coconut, Pineapple, Amaretto, Tiki Bitters
For anyone who thinks chickpeas are boring and flavorless has obviously never dined at The Rust and Gold. The chickpeas and rosemary are fried then tossed in zesty seasoning. I tried to control myself and not eat them all but failed. This appetizer is pretty filling and has so much flavor!
This Steak Enchilada Dip was my favorite at our tasting! The steak was cooked and seasoned perfectly and sat on top of a warm bed of melty cheese sauce. Chef explained to us that they cook the cheese sauce over a long period of time to make it extra thick. This makes it a perfect dipping sauce for those crunchy chips!
I can’t believe I’m going to say this, but I actually don’t like buffalo sauce! When this dish was placed in front of me I knew I had to try it, and I’m actually glad I did because I LOVED it! This dish includes pulled chicken, buffalo sauce, cheese and fresh scallion. Congratulations to The Rust and Gold for actually getting me to like Buffalo Dip!
What’s a sports bar with out great wings? At The Rust and Gold they have a high standard when it comes to having the classics done right while providing their own unique twist! Their flavors include: Classic Buffalo, BBQ Dry Rub, Sesame Buffalo, Pineapple Habanero, Lemon Pepper Dry Rub and Smokey Honey BBQ.
Its nice to be able to go to a bar and actually having healthy and delicious options! This watermelon salad has so much flavor from the fresh watermelon, beets, arugula and feta. Their house made dressing has the perfect finishing touch to this light dish. This is a great vegetarian option.
How photogenic is this burger?! This double cheeseburger is a total work of art. The best part? You can choose if you want a single, double or even TRIPLE cheese burger! This burger is an incredible combo of steak, brisket and round top. I know, you wish you were eating this right now, so do I.
Last but definitely not least is the new lobster roll. Perfect for summer, this is NOT something you want to miss. Fresh Lobster and creamy slaw are married together on the perfect bun. What drink would you order with this Lobster Roll?
Thank you to the owner Frank Antonetti and The Executive Chef for an incredible tasting! I can’t wait to go back to The Rust and Gold with my boyfriend who is equally obsessed with Sports as I am with food. The restaurant is the perfect combination for this couple!
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T| (631) 629- 4431
A| 70 Gerard Street, Huntington NY 11743