Sunday afternoons....especially football season... I just love to go to a pub, have some nice atmosphere, drinks and some decent food. My circle, friends and family all love a good pub, so I don't think I'm looking for the "Non-existent". I've often lamented on how I could do it so much better... nice beers, a few drinks and some home cooked meals. You just don't need to be all things to all people with a pub. A burger for instance.. why can't they make their own, so that pub burgers are not hard packed, frozen hockey pucks?
Soft pat your own.. a little salt and pepper... and that's heaven. Or shepards pie.. its so darn simple, but don't use frozen, premade taters.. or a turkey sandwich ... Wassup with deli turkey ??? Just roast a couple turkeys and you've got some all purpose meals. A turkey sandwich, turkey dinner, turkey potpie, turkey croquettes.... . And decent fish & Chips....And just some nice fresh fries... I wedge a tater at home, blanch it..season it, rub with oil and bam..in the oven at 450....they're great. And dessert...bread pudding or a good homemade brownie with ice cream. I just don't get why there are no decent pubs with a small home-cooking menu and a cozy good atmosphere. It seems simple... small menu....good home-cooked food. There...I've ranted. Now I'm going to a pub for some drinks and "frozen" preformed, styrofoarm-looking food before the Pat's game.....sigh !