"I'm attempting to constantly create food that is original." -Kurt Wewer Kurt Wewer, head chef for The Garlic Poet and Grain + Verse Bottlehouse is doing just that at both restaurants here in New Cumberland. Kurt came into the then closed restaurant at the hotel and wanted to completely start over. He began with rearranging the kitchen so that he could make everything from scratch. He was already making his own beer and cheeses at home and wanted to bring that creativity to the Garlic Poet. Kurt really likes to cook and create food that no one has ever had and prides himself on using quality ingredients that are locally sourced. He launched the Garlic Poet's new menu in October of 2013 on wooden boards that he made himself. Many great reviews started to pour in regarding the quality of the food as well as the creativity in the execution of each dish.
With the success of the Garlic Poet, Kurt and his team began to think about expanding with the space next door. After a year of planning and a lot of hard work The Grain and Verse Bottlehouse was born. In the past Kurt had run a pizza shop and wanted to create a menu with gourmet pizza and calzones again with quality ingredients that were locally sourced and make the dough from scratch. Diners love the casual feel and the fact that you can pick from a selection of 200 plus beers and try a new take on a pizza or calzone. Also, they have live music and have started "Beer Wednesdays" where they have a featured beer.
So next time you are looking for a place in the area to eat look no further than the Garlic Poet and The Grain and Verse Bottlehouse where you will enjoy a a truly unique dining experience.
My name is Christy and I moved to the West Shore ten years ago and into New Cumberland in September 2012. I really enjoy living here and getting to know the community better every day. I enjoy spending time with family, friends and my dog.