UPDATE: Reservations for 20 is confirmed for the public area. Full menu is available. You must have your space secured 3-Days in advance. Sláinte! _________________________________________________________
We haven't done an Irish Pub and what better time to do it than in advance of St. Patrick's Day? McMullan's, the "Purveyors of the Perfect Pint", is by far the best local Irish Pub in town. We have been there numerous times and the food is off the charts good, scoring 93% on Urbanspoon and 4.5 Stars on Yelp. I must tell you that the details aren't 100% settled yet, but will be in a couple of days.
Because this place will be quite full during the evening and into the next day I am going with a lunch time affair. We are also charging a deposit for this event as having an exact count is critical to the reservation. The $21 deposit will ensure your place and $20 will be refunded to you upon arrival (PayPal charges me a fee, hence the extra $1). Depending on what I am able to work out with the owner, Brian McMullan, we may have The Shenanigans room, a private room in the back, or we may sit in the public space. The critical part is having the full menu, esp. if they have the corned beef and cabbage ready a day early.
They may have bands playing as early as noon on St. Patty's weekend, but I will update you as that info is available. They certaintly have live music starting at 8:30 this evening, with the John Windsor Band, and will have into the next day. John is not only a guitarist, singer and harmonica player, but an all-around entertainer who uses that personal touch to put a smile on the faces of his audience.
The menu has it all, Scotch Eggs, Irish SausageRolls, Irish Ruben, Bangers & Mash, Shepherd's Pie, Fish & Chips and insanely delicious curries, incl. (my favorite) a Chicken Curry Pot Pie (pictured here).
A diner review from YELP is here: "Their food sounds fairly familiar on the menu, but when you taste them, they have a exotic strangeness that I like. For example, I never knew what "Marie Rose Sauce" tasted like until I went there to have some chips, but their Irish Curry tasted like a spicier version of my mom's Asian Curry. It even has the same greenish color too. You'll find a lot of exotic beers here, with names that you never heard of anywhere else. The folks serving you drinks are bona fide Irish, they talk with a accent thats kind of hard to understand without concentrating. And the drinks have a tendency to creep up on me, it builds up to a drunk feeling that is a lot stronger than what I am used to."
See you all for the day before St. Patty's day!
Sláinte agus saol agat ~ (Health & Life to you) -
Kelly & Davita