Friday, December 18, 2015
January 2016 Well I have been back a few times and they have dropped some favorites from their menu: They dropped the Chicken Lettuce Wraps, a favorite of mine. They dropped the Kitchen Sink Burger, it was too big for me to try. The Nachos are not advertised at having 1 pound of cheese, seems they cut back, and they seemed to have cut back on the amount of ground beef that we added. They dropped one of my friend's favorites the Ahi Tuna Taco. I am not to thrilled about the choices of pizza either. The Salmon Burger and the Clayton Cuban sandwich were great!! Saturday and Sunday breakfast at 10:00!
April 2016, now that the good weather is here, the out door patio is awesome! It has a beautiful view, tables with umbrellas, and they were plumbing in gas lines for patio heaters when it is cool. When the sun comes out this patio is very popular!!
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Monday, December 7, 2015
Shark Club Vancouver 180 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada in the Sandman Hotel Vancouver City Centre. Ideally located very close walking distance to Rogers Arena home to the Vancouver Canucks of the National Hockey League and BC Place stadium home to the Vancouver Whitecaps of Major League Soccer and the British Columbia Lions of the Canadian Football League. Right downtown in the heart of Vancouver. I happened to be there before the start of the Vancouver Canucks vs the Boston Bruins, and it was packed at 5pm. If you just wanted to go in for a drink and stand around no problem in you go, and in I went. It has a very large sit up bar with two massive TV's and lots of TVs around to watch the sports games. The bar seats well over 30 people and lots of bartenders to serve you. The waitresses were hustling around and everyone seemed to be well taken care of. There are a couple of areas that are raised and a bit separate from the bar, I didn't venture there as I did not have reservations. They have 17 different types of beer on tap and numerous bottled beer. Some of the Beer on tap is from local micro breweries. As for wine, their house red and white is $5.95 for a 5 oz (CDN) or $8.45 for 8 oz (CDN). Domestic beer on tap is $5.50 for 18 oz (CDN) and $7.00 for 22 0s (CDN). By the way Canadian ounces and gallons are bigger then USA ounces and gallons, wrap that in to a low Canadian dollar and great for our American friends!! I didn't eat but checked out the menu and a few things caught my eye. Appys: Meatball skillet, Mini Mac Sliders, Lettuce Wraps and a good selection of Chicken Wings. They have Burgers and Sandwiches but for specialty dishes the Butter Chicken and Jambalaya looked good. Washrooms are a unisex except for the men's urinals, that is standard men's urinals. The over all atmosphere in this bar was very good! I enjoyed it here and would come back for sure. Next time I will come when there is no game on or else make a reservation. 2015 December.
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Wednesday, November 11, 2015
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Thursday, October 29, 2015
www.jimmyflynns.com Located in a small strip mall just of Hwy 99, this is a nice Irish themed bar. It has a 24 seat rectangular sit up bar all in dark wood, as is all of the bar. There are 8 smaller flat screen TV's through out with most of them behind the bar. There is one large drop down projection screen. There is a smaller, nice room off to the side that looks like you can book it for events and has a sliding door to shut it off from the rest of the bar. Outside is a nice looking patio area with flagstone and glass panels. Awe crap, I forgot to see what they had on tap for beer. For lunch my friend and I each had the salmon burger which had a filet of salmon on a chibata bun with lettuce, tomato and an aioli sauce. We both liked it a lot!! I had a tossed salad and if you have a nut allergy not the salad to get as it had lots of walnuts and the such. My friend had the Caesar which was very good. You could also get soup or fries as your side. Their house wine was Domaine De Chaberton, which is a very good local winery (worth a trip to do some wine tasting). There were loos of NFL jerseys around the edge of the bar hanging down from the ceiling. A beer and wine store attached as well. All in all I really enjoyed it here and would come back for sure!!
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www.foxandhound.com. Situated on Portage Avenue right by Route 90 just west of the Polo Park Mall. It is in the St. James Hotel or the "Jimmie" as the locals call it. This wonderful place was built in 1928 and I can only imagine the stories these wall could tell. The hotel check-in is on the main floor and the Hotel is upstairs. But, back to the bar. It is long and kinda narrow with three entrances. The main front entrance isn't used any more and is only an exit. In the front part of the bar is a beautiful rectangular shaped bar that seats 22 people. Great for sitting and visiting over a pint of beer or glass of wine. Lots of wood and brick adorn the walls and interior, making for a very comfortable setting. Much improved from what it was 30 years ago. As you enter from the north side, to the right there is a room with Video Lottery Terminals....gambling machines. There are a 5 TV's around the bar, but I think that it could use a few more! For lunch I had the Tavern Rueben which was marble rye bread with corned beef, Monterey cheese, thousand islands dressing and sauerkraut with home cut fries. It was really good and very filling. My close associate had the Pulled Pork sandwich and fries, which she said was very good. She could only eat half and took the other half home. There is one pool table, one foosball table and two dart board. This place has a great feel to it and I love the bar.. A must try if you are ever in the area, I know you won't be disappointed. A classic old style bar and well worth trying out!
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Sunday, October 18, 2015
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Saturday, October 3, 2015
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Monday, May 18, 2015
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www.tiltedkilt.com/locations/phoenix Located on the second floor over looking Jefferson Street. It is very close to Chase Field stadium home of the Arizona Diamondbacks Major League Baseball team and very close to US Airways Arena, home to the Phoenix Suns of the National Basketball League The main sit up bar has one side inside that seats 12 and the other side you sit outside and it too seats 12 people. The out side patio area where the in/ out bar is, also has ample seating. There is a long table called the Captains Rail that runs parallel to the bar and it seats 40 people at pub high chairs/ table. It is open seating (no reservations at this table ) and has its own waitress. There are over 20 large flat screen TV's through out that bar. There is a very large projection screen with 35 tables and chairs of 4. To eat, I had the Butcher Block Flat Bread Pizza that came with sundried tomato pesto sauce, topped off with pepperoni, sausage, applewood smoked bacon and mozzarella cheese. It was quite good. My wife had the Chopped Salad that came with lettuce, roast turkey, green peppers, tomatoes, chopped bacon and mozzarella cheese with a choice of dressing and it too was good. It was a very large portion! They serve Barefoot wines from California. As for beer they have 35 different types of beer on tap. The waitresses are dressed as they do in the other Tilted Kilts with tiny tops and very short tight kilts. Good food and good atmosphere and close to sports fields/ arenas!
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Thursday, May 14, 2015
www.elhefetempe.com Another cool bar in Tempe in the older area by the University of Arizona. The center piece is their big rectangular bar that has seating on 3 sides and can hold 25 people. There is a nice side walk patio area that is on two sides of the bu8ilding on the corner. Out back is another big patio area with another sit up bar aw well as a 3rd sit up bar in side, that is half in and half outside, gotta love the weather here! With several large doors that open you get the fresh air coming inside! For lunch we had the street tacos, 2 mahi mahi and 1 chicken and they were very good indeed! We also had chips with homemade guacamole, salsa, & pico degallo. The guacamole was very good and something my wife wanted, fresh home made! This place has 32 nice big flat screen TV's and one monster screen which is made up of quite a few TV's. The waitresses were very attentive, quick and friendly. The music was rocking and the mood was very good. Apparently Lulu Lemon yoga pants and shorts are part of the waitresses uniforms. That was brought up to me, just saying. There are no sinks in the men's or women's washrooms, but when you come out their are two large communal sinks, which is kinda of cool. That way you can ensure people wash their hands!! All in all this is a very good place to visit and I give it two thumbs up for sure!!
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www.tantanflat.com This really cool place was introduced to us by our good friends in Florence, Arizona (Thanks J&C) This is a big place, especially the outside back area. Inside there is a very nice bar that you can sit up to inside or outside and holds about 16 people all together. Just outside there is a cover wrap around area with misters spraying water to keep you cool. Numerous bar height tables and chairs in this area where we sat. Now for the open area in the back, which is surrounded by fences and buildings. There are a couple of old chuck wagons and a stage coach. One of the buildings is the pool room with 3 pool tables. One building can be booked for private functions. They have an astounding 50 picnic tables and at least 30, 45 gallon steel barrels with 1/4 of the side cut out to make a fire pit. They supply the firewood. What is on the menu, marshmallows and S'more kit for $7.99. How cool is that!! They supply the roaster sticks as well. They also have an out door sit up bar at one of the other buildings. The inside walls are covered with all sorts of western things such as horse collars, branding irons and the list goes on. They have a bit of anti government theme here as you can tell by all the signs. This I learned is because they had dancing outside and apparently Pinal County frowned on that and shut them down. They went to court and won, but didn't forget. Most of their T-shirts say the following on the backs, " People should not be afraid of their Governments. Governments should be afraid of their people". For lunch J&C had the special, which was a huge pulled pork sandwich with loaded potato soup, piles of good pulled pork. Neither could finish their meals but had enough for another meal at home. My wife had the mesquite bbq chicken quesadilla, while I had the mesquite chicken wrap with potato cakes as my side. Both were very good. Here you go up and order your food and they call your name and you take it back to your table. Check their video out on their web site! We all really enjoyed this place and well worth the trip to try if you are ever in the Phoenix area. Two thumbs up for sure!!
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www.hitchingpostpizzapub.com Doesn't look like much from the outside, has a patio area in front with papas grass like umbrellas to protect you from the sun. Inside, there is a small curved sit up bar that seats 10. It is a small neat little place and a stage for a band. Very much a western theme inside this pub. One dollar bills, signed and posted all over the walls. There are 8 different types of beer on tap. Several locals were sitting at the bar, and one couple was selling their home made pickles. I didn't buy any but a guy at the bar bout a couple of jars. Time for lunch and I had the rattle snake, which is apparently locally caught and mixed with their own spices. The bartender "Suzie" said she doesn't like rattle snake as it is too chewy but many others do. I had it any way, and yes it is a bit chewy, I thought that it tasted a lot like....rattle snake! They have pizza in their name and lots of pizza on the menu, but I didn't try any. I will leave that up to the next person. Out back is a large patio area with a 16 person sit up bar. Great spot if you love sitting in the sun. Check out their t-shirts to see what their other specialty is. Suzie was a good bartender/waitress, always polite and quick serving.
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Wednesday, May 13, 2015
http://goldfieldghosttown.com The sit up bar is along the front with seats for 13 people. There are lots of cowboy hats and boots hanging from the ceiling. This is a very old western themed bag as there is a whole old western village here. They have a railing made of wagon wheels, 11 to e exact. The floor is well worn 10 inch plank boards. The bartender was Cowboy Dan who was wearing a holster and a six shooter, originally from Turkey, but has been in the USA for over 35 years and is home to him! Great guy and full of character. Outside is a huge deck with 14 large picnic tables. You can tie up hour horse and come in for a cool refreshment, as did some very nice local women! The food is very reasonably priced, the most expensive thing on the menu is 16 oz T-bone steak at $23.75. There is a whole tourist town that is very interesting most of which is free, but $8.00 gets you mine tour. Lost of shops and what ever. It is worth your while to pop in for a visit. This was one of 3 saloons here in 1893, tales galore! Enjoy!
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www.murphyslawaz.com in historic Downtown Chandler. Murphy's has a very long sit up bar that seats 40 people, very cool indeed! My bartender was "Rachel", she was very nice, friendly and attentive. Another bar with dollar bills singed and along the walls. I do not know what they would do if they went to 1 or 2 dollar coins instead of bills. Running along the ceiling tipped up side down on an angle are empty Irish whiskey bottles. There are 32 different types of beer on tap and 4 white and 3 red wines to pick from. They are constantly changing their beer that is on tap. On the walls they have a Bison and Moose head mounted. as this is a long narrow bar, along the wall opposite from the bar are seating with church pews against the wall. For lunch, I had the grilled fish tacos on soft tortillas with chips and salsa. The price $9.00 and they were very good!! The owner is obviously a Seattle Seahawks NFL fan as there are numerous Seahawks flags etc. on the walls. There is no other teams on the walls or any where in the bar. Down the middle of the pub are 5 stand up long tables. Also on the menu are: Murphy's own fish an chips, Corned beef and cabbage, Irish breakfast all day, pizza and sandwiches. There are no Burgers! I had the 3 corned beef and cabbage sliders for $8.00 and they were very good. This place is in the old historic rejuvenated area of Chandler. There are lots of nice shops to go through. I don't know the connection with the police car and the election for a new sheriff, but I forgot to take a picture of the front of the pub so I posted a picture form their web site. If you are n the area, let your wife shop and enjoy a cool one, then every one is happy!!
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www.rustyspursaloon.com This is a tiny little bar that has been around since 1951, and is in Old Scottsdale, which is very nice and has lots of shops, gallerys and places to eat. According to their web site, "The Rusty Spur Saloon is a Scottsdale destination. Celebrities like Clint Eastwood, John Wayne, Vince Vaughn, and Jennifer Anniston have walked through its swinging doors to take in the Old West décor and Scottsdale live country music."
There are signed dollar bills all over the walls of this place and also loads of licence plates! The sit up bar is almost the width of the building it self and seats 12 people. I was able to come by one day when it hadn't opened and got a good picture of the inside as you see above. They have live music playing every day, which is a nice touch. There are 5 tables for 4 and 3 pub high tables of 4 on the walls there is a bar ledge and 6 stools per side. Seating is tight but this is a cool little place. Lots of people were eating here, but I didn't try the food so I can't say much about it. I don't know if they have any beer on tap as I didn't see any taps. Most were drinking bottled beer. Cozy friendly place, with one waitress/ bartender and she was amazing keeping every one looked after. Better time management then I will ever have. I am glad I came here and I would go again if I had the opportunity. By the way 3 hour free parking on the street!
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www.cavecreek.com This is a big place, there is a large U shaped sit up bar that seats 35 people. It was interesting sitting there listening to the politics and solving of all the world problems by the people sitting there. There are also two other sit up bars here, but the main one is the one to be at. This is a very western theme inside, with a lot of Pittsburgh Steelers NFL memorabilia including autographed pictures. I take it the owner is a big Steelers fan. Hanging from the rafters are loads of old cowboy boots, don't know what happened to the cowboys that owned them! As for beer there are 20 different beer on tap. As I was here just after 1100 am, I had to eat of the breakfast menu. So I went for the Chicken and Egg Enchilada burrito for $8.99. This thing was big and came with a ton of roasted potatoes. I gave it my best shot, it was very good but it got the best of me. I could only eat half of the burrito and left most of the potatoes. Lots of the others n this place were eating as well and all the portions are of a good size. Outside they have a large covered wrap around deck area. Just off the bar area is a dinning room area called the Fireplace, that has, believe it or not a fireplace. It is like a nice big dinning room. The bartender was "Nancy", and she was very good, friendly and polite. She kept up with all of her customers and they all were very happy with her! I understand children are allowed in here but I don't know if they are restricted to certain areas or not. Cave Cree, if you are ever here, gotta try it out!
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www.racewaybarandgrill.com This cool place is out in the middle of nowhere in the middle of the desert! I loved this place the moment that I stepped in the doors. It is loaded with automotive memorabilia and collectibles. Everything from valve covers, engine heads, old car grills, hubcaps, oil signs and more hanging from the ceiling and on the walls. Hundreds of licence plates are all over the walls. There is an L shaped granite sit up bar that seats 10. I had "Rita" as my Bartender and she was great, very friendly and welcoming. It is not every day the bartender introduces him or her self and also makes you feel very welcome. Outside they have a covered area with another sit up bar bar that is L Shaped and seats 18-20 people. Then there is the large courtyard area with picnic tables, palm trees and more old signs. The TV Show "American Pickers" even made a visit here and was aired on their show! How cool is that! They have 12 different types of beer on tap. One of their specialties is their thin crust pizza with lots of options. I was not too hungry so I had the Chips and homemade pico and salsa at $4.25. It was very good indeed! It is about and hour out of Phoenix and 10 minutes or so out of Maricopa the city its self. It is worth the drive from Phoenix to try it out. They have a pin map so you can mark where you are from. I really enjoyed it here and would love to return some day!
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Tuesday, May 12, 2015
www.rulabula.com The building was constructed in 1899 and has been a few different businesses over the years. Rula Bula has a nice meandering 25 person sit up oak bar. It has nice Irish touch to the place and without over doing it. The all wood tables, have cloth table cloths on them and the chairs are older style wood chairs. The booths have wood arms with leather benches. Out back is a nice patio area with a curved concrete bar that sits 15 people. Also on the patio are numerous tables and chairs with sun shades (you will need them). Inside the bar they have Irish music playing in the back ground. For lunch, I had the Irish Pot Roast sandwich. It had loads of pot roast and covered in mozzarella cheese win a nice big fresh French roll. It cam with Irish Fries. It was huge and very good. My wife had the Irish Cob salad, with lots of crumbly blue cheese, tomato, fresh lettuce, beets, potato, avocado, egg, chicken, ham bacon with a home made balsamic dressing. She said it was one of the best she has had. The portions are big and the quality is good with reasonable prices. It is in a very cool area of Tempe and close to the University of Arizona. Saturday and Sunday it is half price bottles of wine., We had the Benvolio Pinot Grigio 2103 form Italy, very enjoyable. Try it out, we really enjoyed it here. Sorry I forgot to check out the beer selections!
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Sunday, April 12, 2015
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Wednesday, April 8, 2015
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Saturday, March 7, 2015
www.thetaphouse.ca A buddy of mine (The Cardigan Kid) recommended this place so we went with him late one afternoon to give it a try. We were welcomed by 3 very nice young ladies and taken to our seats, something you don't see in too many pubs/ bars. This is a large place, the main floor holds 300 people and there is a second floor that holds 200 people. Opens 1100 am every day. It wasn't too busy when we were there. There are 24 different types of beer on tap. Their happy hour runs from 3 pm to 530 pm, and includes well drinks and glasses of wine for $4.00, $6.00 flights of beer and half price pizza. There are also beer specials. The pizza was thin crust and very good (Mushroom and peperoni is what I tried). On the main floor they have lots of booths and a large "L" shape Bar which seats 45 and looks down on to the rest of the bar. There is a 14 foot projection screen and numerous TV's around 20. Behind the screen is where the bands play. Through out the week there different themes, Monday is Team Game night, come and play various board games, Tuesday is Acoustic night, Wednesday nights is Trivia night, Thursday nights are dueling pianos, Fridays and Saturdays nights it is live bands, Sunday is country night. Service here was good, very friendly and helpful. Washrooms are single person washrooms, nice touch. There is a double set of stairs off to either side of the stage that leads up to the second floor. You can also go up by the front. It is not usually open during the day but also has a bar up there. Above the area where the dance floor is on the main floor, it is open to the second floor and gives a great view of the stage. During the day the dance floor has tables and chairs on it. They have numerous large booths, pool table, pinball game and comfortable for sure. A big plus for this place is the large parking lot in front (free parking). The Taphouse is just 2 blocks from the Guildford Mall, think about that around Christmas time when the other half of your relationship wants to go shopping. They drop you off here, and shop to their hearts content and pick you up when they are done shopping. A definite win win situation! I look forward to coming here again. This used to be the Mirage Night Club for 20 years before turning in to a pub, and now with a different clientele.
Late March 2015, was here again and I really enjoyed it. The pizza's were awesome. The service was very good. Did I say there is lots of parking, which is a big plus!! I will be back for sure!
Late March 2015, was here again and I really enjoyed it. The pizza's were awesome. The service was very good. Did I say there is lots of parking, which is a big plus!! I will be back for sure!
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Sunday, March 1, 2015
www.Facebook.com/JorgesKitchen Don't miss this place or let the look fool you. It is a part of the Little Mountain Grocery store/ gas station. 2/3 rds of the inside is grocery store and the other third is Jorge's Kitchen. Inside the smell is awesome and yes Jorge is the cook, who is also very friendly. There is a small sit up bar that seats 7 people, there are two tables of 4 and 3 tables of two and that is it. Jorge said in the summer they open up the outside patio and it gets very busy out there. The outside patio is surrounded by a 6'6" fence. The patio is stamped concrete with nice wood picnic tables with umbrellas. To drink they serve Elysian Brewing Co. beer. According to Wikipedia: "The Elysian Brewing Company was a craft brewer that operated four pubs in Seattle. On January 23, 2015, it was announced that Elysian would be sold to Anheuser-Busch in a deal expected to close within three months." They also serve Corona Lite all on tap. There is no hard liquor, coolers, wine or cider, just beer. Now lets get to what makes this place so amazing, the food! Everything is cooked fresh and it is very busy but the service is fast and friendly. This place also does a booming take out business. There were lots of Mexican people eating and taking out food from here which is a very good sign. The menu is relatively small but the food is sooooo good! We had the 3 tacos with beans and rice. The tacos are soft, double with your choice of pork, chicken or beef with fresh cilantro and diced onions. We went with the pork and I have to say one of the best tacos I have ever had! the price, $7.99 and great value. We each had a Corona =Lite and they were $2.00 a glass, another great value! Other things on the menu are: Burritos, Tortas, Mulitas, Super Nachos, Super Quezadilla, Carne Azada and Carne Adovanda. The most expensive things are $8.69, and you can't beat that! Happy hour runs 4-7 pm and all day Sunday. Saturday is seafood day where he has Fish tacos and Cerciviche apparently that is also a very busy day. I can't wait to come back here! I look forward to coming here in the summer and eating out side on the patio area. If I could I would give it 3 thumbs up, it is that good! I will be back for sure and hopefully sooner rather than later!
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