On a pleasant afternoon visit to Pig 'N Whistle on a mellow Saturday, my husband and I enjoyed a snack. We ordered PBR on tap, french fries, and a wedge salad without bacon. We are vegetarians. We enjoyed our nibble and decided to go back tonight for dinner with friends. All of our friends are vegetarians, and remembering that our meal was veggie friendly, we thought it would be ok. WRONG. We found out AFTER we ordered veggie burgers, and only after asking if the fries were vegetarian (our friend had a sneaking suspision) we found out that they were fried in duck fat. Our waitress found this hysterical, while all of us (mostly my husband and I who had eaten them unknowingly) were horrified that she did not offer up this information after we all ordered vegetarian burgers. We all substituted salads and were charged for them. Our meal and beer took 30 minutes to arrive after ordering them. Our waitress finally arrived with only one beer, unsure if any of us ordered it,. Our other beers arrived 10 minutes later after requesting them again. One friend had to leave because it was taking too long and we were still charged for his beer. My burger still arrived with fries, even after I specifically substituted them. \r
When leaving a friend spoke to the owner who seemed super uninterested about her complaint and told her that the fries were NOT fried in duck fat, so...who to believe? What is the truth?\r
We were really excited that P 'N W was going to reopen and now we are very disappointed. $55 later for two of us, lukewarm veggie burgers, extra charge for salads, long wait, and unimpressed! Not to mention eating meat unwillingly and unknowingly while being a vegetarian. I know many people who would love the duck fat fries, and I don't mind, but I think they should advertise that.
Cons: not veggie friendly, fries fried in duck fat, slow service