The term “beef and beer” remains a consumable one at Locust Lane, as owners Tom Arnold, Bryan Brockson and Jason Cartwright bring a creative assortment of delicious appetizers, two-fisted sandwiches, and hearty platters to their 14-month old tap house located on the western edge of Malvern, through a savvy partnership with Nick’s Roast Beef.
After a trial run there earlier this year, Nick’s food truck now remains a stationary onsite entity at Locust Lane throughout most of its operating hours, every Thursday through Sunday.
“We’ve had several good food trucks here in the past, but their offerings were somewhat limited,” says Brockson. “With Nick’s, we’re able to provide a more consistent dining experience. It’s a real game changer for us and for our customers.”
Photo courtesy of Locust Lane Brewery.
Serving until one hour before closing time, Nick’s offers up to 10 appetizers, seven varieties of sandwiches, plus a kids’ menu. Some of the selections incorporate brewer Tom Arnold’s beery creations as a key ingredient, like the Locust Burger, stuffed with American cheese and bacon, and slathered with an IPAioli spread.
Other mouth-watering choices include Buffalo Cheesesteak Nachos made with beef steak, hot sauce, homemade American cheese sauce and scallions; the Monte Cristo Sandwich on French toast-battered bread, stuffed with ham, turkey, and Swiss cheese, and served with a side of syrup. Chicken Tacos come with lettuce, tomato, cheddar jack cheese, and a cilantro lime sour cream.
Of course, Nick’s famous roast beef and roast pork remain staples, as well. All the items pair perfectly with Arnold’s painstakingly-crafted ales and lagers.
“It’s been great for us,” Brockson adds. “We now have consistency throughout the lunch and dinnertime hours. We can better accommodate those who come to Locust Lane for catered events.”
50 Three Tun Road, Suite 4, Malvern, (484) 424-4141.