A few friends and I recently tried out The Liberty Tavern's $15 Picnic Dinner, which is currently being held every Monday evening. The main course is fried chicken, with a rotating selection of sides to accompany the chicken. Yummmmmm fried chicken.
I started out with a drink called the Pursuit of Happiness: Smirnoff Vodka, Pineapple, Strawberry, Basil, Lemon, Up. V. summery and a refreshing start to the meal!
And here we have this particular night's Picnic Dinner: Fried chicken, biscuit, gravy, green beans with bacon, and mashed potatoes. The chicken seemed to be pan-fried, like how you can in a cast-iron skillet, vs. deep-frying. It was therefore less crunchy than what I expected (I like SUPER crunchy fried chicken outsides) but there was a lot of flavor in the chicken, and went really well with the side dishes.
I wasn't really planning on getting dessert, but once I heard that Red Velvet Cake ice cream was on the menu, I couldn't NOT order it! Creamy ice cream mixed in with chunks of red velvet cake- this reminded me of a nicer Coldstone-esque mix-in ice cream, haha. So good!
Overall a great meal with friends - if you have been considering/hearing about the Monday Picnic Dinner, I'd definitely recommend trying it out before the end of the summer. $15 for an entree here is definitely a good deal!
The Liberty Tavern
3195 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22201
703.465.9360 // On Opentable