Taste Test: Good Word Brewing & Public House

Good Word Brewing & Public House has been offering a selection of flavorful eats and delicious beers and cocktails since its opening in 2017. Since then, it has drawn recognition from numerous publications for its unique options. So, just a few weekends ago, my boyfriend and I decided to drive to Downtown Duluth and finally give this place a try.

First of all, the restaurant was easy to spot. The eye-catching mural painted across the walls and “GOOD WORD BREWING” painted in bold, white letters made it impossible to miss. A very kind hostess greeted us as we walked inside and immediately showed us to a booth. An inviting, industrial theme gave the environment a modern yet comfortable feel.

Soon after we sat down, our server greeted us with cold water to share. As we scanned the menu, we realized that every single option sounded unique and SO delicious. Still, it was easy to decide on our order. My boyfriend and I are suckers for a good burger and fries; chances are, if those things are on the menu, we are getting them. So, for our appetizer, we decided to order a plate of their hand-cut fries, along with four of their sauces to try.

When the waiter returned and placed the appetizer on our table, I was giddy with excitement. The fries looked delicious, and I could not wait to try these sauces. Of course, I tried the fries alone, and they were as delectable as they looked. Seasoned to perfection, crunchy on the outside, yet soft and potatoe-y on the inside. Then came trying the sauces. We ordered the Black Garlic Aioli, Fire Roasted Habanero, Buttermilk Ranch and a classic, Mild Buffalo. I kid you not, every single sauce was wonderfully creamy and delicious. The Fire Roasted Habanero And Mild Buffalo had the perfect amount of heat, where you can feel it but still enjoy the flavor.

Finally, we ordered their GWB Cheeseburger with added bacon for our entrees. I ordered mine with their Brussels and Kale Caesar salad, while he chose the Crispy Brussels. The sides were both excellent, crunchy and refreshing with unique twists, but the burger was the star of the show. We laughed at how huge it was when it was served to us. From the first bite, I could tell their ingredients were fresh. The beef was juicy, and there was the perfect amount of lettuce, pickles and onions. The bacon was thick-cut and cooked immaculately. Honestly, my mouth is watering just thinking about it.

By the end of the meal, I was beyond full but completely satisfied. Good Word Brewing gets a massive stamp of approval from me. From their inviting atmosphere to outstanding food, I consider it a MUST-TRY for everyone.