Showing posts with label Bar Food. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Bar Food. Show all posts

Friday, April 24, 2015

Irish Cannonballs and Meatloaf at Kitty Hoynes Irish Pub & Restaurant

Kitty Hoyne's Irish Pub and Restaurant in Syracuse
Kitty Hoynes Irish Pub and Restaurant in Syracuse
It's late April and it's still snowing in upstate New York. Sounds like a good time for some hearty pub fare. Read my review of the Irish meatloaf and Reuben fritters at Kitty Hoynes Irish Pub and Restaurant in Syracuse, New York as seen on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives after the break.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Fried Risotto and Pizza at Johnny Rad's Pizzeria Tavern


A-1 pizza at Johnny Rad's Pizzeria Tavern in Baltimore
A-1 pizza at Johnny Rad's Pizzeria Tavern in Baltimore
After a day of walking Baltimore's inner harbor and Little Italy, we were ready for some serious food. We walked over to Canton-Highlandtown for dinner at a bar serving some of the best bar food in Baltimore. Read my full review of Johnny Rad's Pizzeria Tavern as seen on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives after the break.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Fried Oyster Salad at Tubby's Tank House

Up close with the Fried Oyster Salad at Tubby's Tank House
Up close with the Fried Oyster Salad at Tubby's Tank House
I really enjoy seafood over a salad, like a crab salad. So when I saw the fried oyster house salad at Tubby's Tank House, I had to try it. Ready my review of the Fried Oyster Salad at Tubby's Tank House in Thunderbolt (near Savannah), Georgia after the break.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Stromboli at Four Kegs Sports Pub


I'm a few days into my cross-country trip and spent today in Las Vegas. Where else to eat but a TV foodie joint? I pulled out my books and found Four Kegs Sports Pub. It's off the strip so you'll need a car or take a taxi from the Strip. It's well worth the short drive. Read my full review of Four Kegs Sports Pub as seen on Food Network's Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives with Guy Fieri after the break.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Schnitzel and Sausage at The Bier Stein in Eugene, Oregon

The Bier Stein beer bar in Eugene, Oregon
The Bier Stein beer bar in Eugene, Oregon
The Bier Stein was voted #1 Best Beer Bar on the West coast, and I can see why -- it has a huge selection of beer, and food that is as good as any restaurant. The lively college town crowd adds to the fun. See more pictures and read my full review of The Bier Stein in Eugene, Oregon after the break.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Happy Hour at Alameda Brewhouse in Portland's Beaumont district


After our visit to Pip's Original mini donuts yesterday morning, we walked along Fremont Street in the Beaumont district of Portland. Nearby we came across the Alameda Brewhouse. We're from Alameda (in California, not Oregon) so we wondered about the name, and one of the owners told us there is a neighborhood nearby with that name. But also, the other owner is a fan of the Oakland Raiders whose training camp is in Alameda. So kind of fitting that we should try it, right? She told us they serve a daily happy hour, and we returned later in the day for a few happy hour beers and dinner. Read my full review of Alameda Brewhouse after the break.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

A Pub in Hollywood: The Moon and Sixpence in Portland

The Moon and Sixpence British Pub in Portland's Hollywood district
The Moon and Sixpence British Pub in Portland's Hollywood district
After our walk along Sandy Boulevard and stopping at The Grotto, we drove to nearby The Moon and Sixpence British Pub in Portland's Hollywood district. Read my review of The Moon and Sixpence in Portland after the break.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

British Grub at Horse Brass Pub in Portland, Oregon

Horse Brass Pub in Portland, Oregon
Horse Brass Pub in Portland, Oregon
We arrived in Portland for a week of eating and scenery. For our first dinner, we had British pub grub at Horse Brass Pub. Read my full review with pictures after the break.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Steak Sandwich at Al's Place aka Al the Wop's in Historic Locke, California

Al's Place aka Al the Wop's in Historic Locke, California (near Sacramento)
Al's Place aka Al the Wop's in Historic Locke, California (near Sacramento)
When is a steak too big for the sandwich? When it's the steak sandwich at Al's Place in historic Locke, California. Read my full review with pictures after the break.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Kicked-Up British Grub at Stirling Bridges Gastropub in Sacramento

Stirling Bridges Gastropub in Carmichael (near Sacramento)
Stirling Bridges Gastropub in Carmichael (near Sacramento)
When is a British pub not a pub? When it's a gastropub! Where else can you order Irish onion soup and Braveheart pizza? Read my full review with pictures of Stirling Bridges after the break.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Welcome to My Restaurant: Alice Cooperstown in Phoenix as seen on Man Vs. Food on the Travel Channel

Alice Cooperstown in Phoenix is home of the Big Unit
Alice Cooperstown in Phoenix is home of the Big Unit
I grabbed some food to go from Alice Cooperstown in Phoenix. Read my full review of Alice Cooperstown with pictures after the break.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Steak salad at The B Line Restaurant as seen on $40 A Day with Rachel Ray in Tucson, Arizona

Outside the B Line restaurant in Tucson AZ
Outside the B Line restaurant in Tucson AZ
After a morning's drive to Mt. Lemmon, I enjoyed a fresh steak salad at The B Line as seen on $40 A Day with Rachel Ray in downtown Tucson, Arizona. Read my full review with pictures after the break.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Duarte's Tavern in Pescadero, CA as seen on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives on Food Network


Duarte's Tavern in Pescadero, CA as seen on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives on Food Network
Duarte's Tavern in Pescadero, CA as seen on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives on Food Network
My review and photos of Duarte's Tavern in Pescadero, CA as seen on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives on Food Network. Artichoke soup, crab cioppino, Olallieberry pie, and great service! Full review and pictures after the break...

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

UPDATE: We had to go back to Parasol's Bar and Restaurant in New Orleans

Parasol's Bar & Restaurant in New Orleans
Parasol's Bar & Restaurant in New Orleans
Last Saturday was our last day after a wonderful and delicious week in The Big Easy and we couldn't stay away from Parasol's. Also, my daughter wanted to get a po boy to go for her flight back to school. We were taking a self-guided walking tour of the Garden District, so how could we not go back to Parasol's?

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Tracey's Restaurant & Bar on Magazine Street in New Orleans' Garden District

Tracey's Restaurant and Bar on Magazine Street in the Garden District of New Orleans
Tracey's Restaurant and Bar on Magazine Street in the Garden District of New Orleans
Tracey's Restaurant & Bar is in the Irish Channel neighborhood of the Garden District of New Orleans. Tracey's is a sports bar and restaurant. It's big with some outside benches too. Lots of sports decorations and the staff is really friendly.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Port Of Call in the French Quarter in New Orleans


Port Of Call burgers in the French Quarter of New Orleans
Port Of Call burgers in the French Quarter of New Orleans
Port of Call is a dive bar and restaurant at the edge of the French Quarter of New Orleans. Port of Call is known for its great burgers and their Monsoon drink is not to be missed!

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Parasol’s Bar and Restaurant in New Orleans

Firecracker shrimp po boy at Parasol's Bar in New Orleans
We landed in New Orleans tonight and after settling into the condo we walked right over to Parasol's Bar and Restaurant, located in the Garden District of The Big Easy. As seen on the Places You Sent Me episode of Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives on the Food Network.

Parasol's is a neighborhood bar surrounded by some pretty amazing homes and mansions. Downstairs is a long bar and the food is upstairs. The bar seems like one you would see on a "Best Bars in America" list such as this list of New Orleans bars from Punch.

Walk upstairs and place your order, and enjoy the TV while you wait. The staff is super friendly and the sandwiches don't take long (even the fried fish). Everything is made to order.

Roast beef po boy at Parasol's Bar
One of Parasol's signature po boys is the roast beef. It's really tender, with a thick, flavorful gravy. And Parasol's doesn't scrimp you either -- our roast beef po boy must have weighed at least a pound.

Another signature sandwich is the firecracker shrimp po boy. The shrimp are spicy but not overly hot, and have a great flavor to them. You can see from the photo that Parasol's is pretty generous with the shrimp, too.

Fried catfish po-boy at Parasol's Bar & Restaurant in New Orleans
To make sure we were getting a variety of tastes, we also got the friend catfish po boy. I am fairly picky about fried catfish since my wife is such a good cook, and a lot of places cook it greasy or slimy or just not as good as I get at home. But we all agreed that the friend catfish at Parasol's was perfectly friend, wasn't greasy, and was delicious.

The po boys come in regular and large. The large (especially the roast beef) is a very good deal (most are about ten bucks) and will fill even a big appetite (again, especially the roast beef).

Fries with gravy (roast beef) at Parasol's Bar and Restaurant in New Orleans
The fries with gravy also come regular and large. We got the regular and you would think it was the large by the amount of gravy we got on it. Remember, when Parasol's says "gravy" they mean "thick slices of roast beef in heavy gravy." These were incredible.


The t-shirts are pretty spiffy and not too bad of a deal at fifteen bucks.



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Thursday, November 6, 2014

Shirley's Tippy Canoe in Troutdale, OR (near Portland, Oregon)

Shirley's Tippy Canoe in Troutdale, Oregon (near Portland)
Shirley's Tippy Canoe in Troutdale, Oregon (near Portland) 
Shirley's Tippy Canoe is a bar & grill on the banks of the Sandy River in Troutdale, Oregon (about half an hour east of Portland). Located in a big lodge, there is plenty of parking, seating, and space at the long bar that seems to wrap around the entire restaurant. There's a cozy fireplace for the cold winters. There's a lot on the menu and several specials of the day.