Lagged post but well worth the wait.
Sometime last week a couple of my friends picked me up to head out for some good-eats and to catch the UFC fight. On our third try driving down Commercial, St. Augustine caught my eye and with a little luck we managed to grab the last table wedged in the far corner (it was a full house that night).
Stepping in here I had no idea that I had found my closer to home version of the always-packed-and-too-long-of-a-wait-when-your-hungry Alibi Room. Just like the Alibi Room they offered a selection of samplers for $8.50. Unlike the Alibi Room this beer list consisted of a 2-sided menu with 40 rotating selections on tap. Impressed? I sure darn was. I love wheat beer (lighter with always a citric tang) but for some odd reason none was available that night. Instead the helpful waiter pointed out some similar beers and some top sellers for me to try. Forgive me but I cannot recall what they are. The lightest one (right to left) was a beer by Blanc..something, the next one is an apricot infused beer, and the two darker ones were top sellers (my receipt containing all the names got soaks by beer…opps). I liked each one for different reasons.
The menu consisted of the usual pub food, nothing fancy - Until we got our GIGANTIC nachos! I kid you not the plate shook our table when it hit the wood. I would recommend ordering this as a main or to be shared between 4 people if your considering it as an appetizer. Another recommendation is: stop being stingy and pay the extra few bucks for the addition of pulled pork! So worth it.
As if the monstrous mound of pork on the nachos wasn’t enough my friend, John decides some pull pork tacos was needed too. Ha! Oh, what a mess it was.
Tracy, in attempt of saving us all from a heart-attack ordered some mixed greens. I really liked the combo of creamy goat cheese and grapes. Who knew?
Even though we had more than enough food I couldn’t resist trying some smoked garlic mayo, so we tacked on a side of fries with John’s order of taco’s.
To be honest, I have no idea why I though it would be a good idea to order a main of fish. I assumed this was the doing of my subconsciousness telling me I needed to squeeze in something healthier. Sad to say I wouldn’t recommend this dish. When it arrived at the table there was this undeniable fishy odor, wafting up from the dish. The fish was soggy and the white stuff the surrounded the dish (I can’t figure out what it is still…) was very questionable. I usually like arugula with chickpeas but not with a soggy and flavorless slab of white fish.
Besides the questionable fish dish, I enjoyed this pub with hopes of coming back very soon (cough cough***SPRING BREAK SPRING BREAK SPRING BREAK**cough)
Foodie Recommendation: Get the beer sampler and be adventurous with your beer choices. Looking for a healthy dose of Foodie heart-attack? Go for the nachos WITH the pulled pork.