Saturday, September 24, 2011
A New Pub in the 'hood
For those who are familiar with the Manito Shopping Center (that's Cara and Pooh), the pub is in the old Peartree Restaurant next to the liquor store. Katie says Grandpa is devastated that the Peartree closed down. I don't believe I ever ate there in the 25+ years I've lived in Spokane, so I'm okay with it.
Two thumbs up! They have 50 beers on offer, with a lot of unfamiliar names (in fact I don't think I've ever heard of 49 of them). I tried a "Double Dead Guy" Ale (a little bitter for me, but I managed to finish it off), Pia had a Granny Smith Cider (like an alcoholic Jolly Rancher, and you cannot go wrong w that combo), and Katie had a Tangerine Dream Hefeweisen (def. had an orange flavor). So we've only got 47 to go before we've sampled them all.
And the food was excellent! As Katie said, even though it was kind of "fancy food", she'd definitely try out more stuff on their menu. None of us are super adventurous eaters, but they managed to create a menu with interesting food that isn't weird. Katie & I scarfed down a crab and asparagus dip (Pia doesn't like either of those items, haha more for us!), and our entrees were equally good. I especially LOVED the pickled vegetables that I chose as my side dish, the asparagus was TDF. I could have happily eaten a plate of pickled asparagus.
Anyway, we now have a fun and tasty spot within walking distance (not that we walked last night of course) that's better than Subway. Yay!