March 13, 2023 By Marisa Olsen
Local brewery Untold Brewing in Hingham has unveiled a new food menu at its Derby Street Shops location, with Boston food veteran Chef John Tretter at the helm.
The new menu features family-friendly comfort food favorites with a playful twist. Think gastro pub-inspired starters, soups, salads, flatbreads, and mains. There are also weekly specials, such as “Yo Soy Thursdays” with three tacos or enchiladas with a pint for $20 or Flatbread Fridays with two flatbreads and two pints for just $40.
The team behind Untold Brewing is pleased to welcome Chef John Tretter to the brewery.
Tretter has worked as a chef in and around Boston for over 20 years. He graduated from Northeastern University and quickly became a self-taught chef. He began his culinary adventure by cooking across the street from his school at Thornton’s Fenway Grille–at first composing salads and eventually working his way up the culinary ladder. His expertise is varied: Tretter has spent time as a chef in fine white linen dining, catering, French cuisine, gastropubs, and he has even worked and lived in New Zealand. Chef Tretter focuses on creating a dynamic and family-friendly menu with ingredients and meals that are made from scratch–and in-house– as much as possible. He enjoys the Yo Soy Mexican-inspired theme on Thursdays and the Flatbread Friday specials to kick off the weekend. The Untold Brewing Hingham menu will rotate seasonally and Chef Tretter looks forward to more special dining and beer events in the future.
By the way, Chef John Tretter is not afraid to play with flavors. The new menu is playful with a focus on brewery favorites and standbys … but with fun twists, piquant seasoning, pickled vegetables, vibrant colorful dishes, and bright, bold flavors.
The robust new menu features starters, such as tater kegs (think loaded tater tots with all of the frills), a mezze platter, and buffalo chicken dip; flatbreads, which include Hawaiian, veggie pesto, and buffalo chicken, all available with a gluten free crust; salads that feature a steakhouse wedge and a Southwest-inspired salad bowl; two seasonal soups; and beer hall classics, such as Old Bay crab cakes, grilled cheese, and all-beef twin hotdogs.
Families will be excited to explore the Schoolhouse Kids menu, featuring a choice of peanut butter and jelly, grilled cheese, hotdogs, or chicken dino bites, which are all served with apple slices. For beverages, choose from chocolate milk or a juice box; and for dessert, select a chocolate brownie or frozen go-gurt.
Our team had the opportunity to explore the menu with Chef Tretter and sample a few items.
We started with the Old Bay Crab Cake, which was chock full of lump crab cake and mixed with red pepper, chives, Old Bay seasoning, and served with pickles, lemon, and chef’s famous Mississippi comeback sauce, which is reminiscent of a remoulade sauce. We loved the set up of the crab-heavy cake paired with the acidity of the pickled vegetables and savory kick of the Mississippi comeback sauce.
Next up was the Ricotta Crostini, which featured whipped and airy ricotta, ribbons of salty prosciutto, and was topped with crushed pistachios. It was served on a toasted baguette, finished with a drizzle of honey, and presented with a tart orange and roasted red pepper. We loved the decadence and depths of the flavors and richness.
On Thursdays, Chef John takes on a Mexican-inspired theme dish. The evening we were in, we sampled chicken enchiladas, which were topped with a bean and corn salad, pickled red onions, and homemade enchilada sauce. Tender, crispy, and full of flavor, we loved the nods to the south of the border street food.
We also enjoyed the Eastern Standard Provisions’ Wheelhouse Pretzel, with brewer’s mustard, and Untold beer cheese, served with pickles and red onions. Our whole family enjoyed the buttery pretzels topped with coarse sea salt and dipping accoutrement. And of course, the tray of dino chicken nuggets, sliced apples, and a chilled “go-gurt” hit the spot with the children in our party.
And we’d be remiss to not mention a few draft beers we sampled; the Pale 143 pale ale and hazy Nelson IPA. Both were a perfect complement to the menu.
In addition to the updated menu, the set up for ordering has changed as well; patrons can now order food and drink at the bar and take a corresponding number card to their table. When your order is ready, the bar team will deliver your food tableside.
Since 2017, Untold Brewing in Scituate has been a pillar in the South Shore community, crafting small-batch, high-quality beers and supporting local causes and organizations. In the fall of 2022, Untold Brewing opened up a sister location in Hingham’s Derby Street Shops, featuring a robust food menu and plenty of brews to sip on for in-person dining and takeaway options. A win for the Hingham and South Shore area.
For more details on planning your visit and future events – including upcoming trivia nights – visit Untold Brewing.
96 Derby Street, Suite 330A, Hingham, MA 02043
Monday – Saturday: 11am-9pm