Coyoty (coyoty) wrote,
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St. Patrick's Day After at the Half Door Pub

I had to work Thursday night, so I couldn't have a proper St. Patrick's Day meal in an authentic Irish pub then.  But Friday night was a nice night for a walk, so I walked to the nearby Half Door Irish Pub in Hartford, CT...

Half Door Irish Pub exterior

Half Door Irish Pub interior

Nutty Irishman

Nutty Irishman

"Bailey's Irish Cream, Frangelico, coffee and whipped cream".

I was going to have a Dirty Mary, but they no longer have it and the Nutty Irishman was recommended on Foursquare. It was a good recommendation.



Irish Rover sandwich, potato salad, and pickle

Irish Rover sandwich, potato salad, and pickle

Irish Rover sandwich, potato salad, and pickle

"Homemade meatloaf on rustic bread with caramelized onions, roasted peppers, cheddar cheese, green leaf lettuce and our famous smoked tomato aioli."

This was a very good meatloaf sandwich. The meatloaf was clearly made with high quality beef. Though it was well-cooked, and had a nicely seared crust, it kept the flavor of fresh-ground hamburger. The second half was still very good cold the next day.



Dartboard

Dartboard

Dartboard on the wall at my seat.



Placemat

Placemat

 



Stage signs

Stage signs

Signs on the back wall of the stage.

When I came in, the only seat available was at the counter near the stage and the band was setting up.  I hadn't planned on staying for the entertainment, but apparently the staff thought I was, so I had the best seat in the house and enjoyed the band until I finally really had to leave and convinced the staff to bring me the check and take my money.

The band was Rizzo's Dilemma.  I hadn't heard of them, but they didn't suck.  They're an improvisational band with a sort of Jimmy Buffet sound, I thought, which was interesting when they did a cover of a Beatles song.  I took some video and got the manager's permission to post it.  So here I present Rizzo's Dilemma:

 



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