Thursday, November 5, 2009

Review: The Witches Brew

The Witches Brew
311 Hempstead Tpke
West Hempstead, NY 11552
(516) 489-9482

Items ordered:
Apple crumb pie, Irish breakfast tea

$6.75 (about)

I have always had very mixed feelings about The Witches Brew.

It caters to the below 21 crowd (despite staying open till 1-2am, no alcohol is served), and the music selection is questionable. If your going on a weekend the staff seem to get extra snobby- as though they were doing you a favor by serving you. And of course, its on Long Island...

But the lighting makes me melt. Some Yelpers might call the decor 'cheesy', but I love every piece of old gothic furniture. Everything looks like it was found at a garage sale- exactly how I decorate my home. And the insides suit the outsides- its a fairly old house, with a remodeled glass almost-wrap-around porch. The tea selection is well stocked. And if you happen to be on Long Island, this is likely to be one of the few things open late that isn't a bar or fast food place.

Tonight, the apple pie was decent. It was heavy on the spice, a bit light on the sugar, more bitter than it should have been. It was a huge improvement from the last time I was here, months ago. The apple pie had a regular crust, and it was without a doubt the worst apple pie I have ever had. Everything that could have gone wrong with this pie, did. So nice improvement guys!

Over all rating out of 5:

My friends got the devils food cake and Oreo cheesecake. The devils' food tasted like well made boxed cake mix.

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