Dining Out: Creating Community at Enfield's

By Dave Greber

June 18, 2014 Updated Jun 18, 2014 at 11:27 PM EDT

Town of Union, N.Y. (WBNG Binghamton) Whether it's because when you go, everybody knows your name, or it's that convenience is hard to pass up, Enfield's has created a community in just the few short months it's been open.

"It's just a nice, friendly, neighborhood place," said regular John Kane, of Endwell.

His wife said she agrees, but for a slightly different reason.

"You can just wander down on a walk, and grab something to drink or eat," said Lynn Kane. "Keeps me out of the kitchen, which is nice."

Located in the Weis plaza off Hooper Road in the heart of Endwell, Enfield's only opened in October. But it's already begun to create a name for itself.

"I just thought, you know, there wasn't much on this side of town, with the plaza and the big liquor store next door, I figured there's always a lot of traffic in here," said owner Josh Enfield.

Enfield prides himself on offering a diverse menu of scratch-made pub fair, which he says is "95 percent" homemade.

Much of Enfield's food has an Irish feel and taste.

Meteorologist Michelle Costanza and I were treated to some of the best Enfield's has to offer. We started where you should start: The fried cheese curds.

They're coated in a batter -- the recipe for which Josh holds close to the vest -- then hand tossed and lightly fried. Think: The best grilled cheese you've ever tasted ... with ranch for dipping.

Then we started a short Euro tour with the Irish egg rolls, which are hand-stuffed Reubens; the corned beef, the sauerkraut, the cheese and a side of dressing for dipping

Next up was a burger that is putting Enfield's on the map, even if it's not yet on the menu, so you'll have to ask for it by name. The Omaha is piled high. It's a thick and juicy burger -- hand patted with Enfield's special spice blend -- topped with an entire Reuben.

We finished off lunch with Enfield's own pizza, hand-tossed and topped edge to edge.

It's a crowd favorite and it's easy to understand why.

"We hand toss our pizza, which for a pub, I'm going to say it's the best in Endwell," Enfield said.