Tuesday, May 01, 2007

KNOXVILLE’S IRISH TIMES PUB AND RESTAURANT

In our never-ending quest to find the perfect sports bar hangout, Ron and I visited the Irish Times Pub and Restaurant in Turkey Creek today. Since it was an Irish Pub, we tried to stay true to the theme and ordered a Smithwick’s (Smit-icks), which is the second most popular beer in Ireland. Naturally, Guinness is the most popular, but we have graduated to level – yet!
The “Smit-icks” was good going down, but left a sort of dry after taste. For the food round, I went back to Bass Ale!

The food? Wonderful! No complaints here from either one of us. In fact, our selections beat out our old standby – Bailey’s!

Ron chose the Irish Fish Sandwich - Mahi mahi served blackened or grilled on a roll with lettuce, tomato, and onion. He said, "This is better than the fish sandwich as Bailey’s."

I chose the Corned Beef & Swiss Sandwich - Home cooked, thinly sliced corned beef with Swiss cheese on grilled rye bread. Served with fries or slaw. It was absolutely the best “corned beef” I have ever eaten!

However, as a sports bar, Bailey’s wins hands down! There were 4 TVs, all flush mounted on the walls and hard to see from all angles. The upscale feel is not a place to hangout and leisurely enjoy several hours of sports, chips (which they don’t have), and drafts.

I will go back for more “corned beef” sometime soon.

6 comments:

Fathairybastard said...

Man, I can't STAND corned beef. Something about it makes me gag.

doggybloggy said...

I totally love corned beef but frankly Mushy that sandwich looks a little light...maybe its the angle...

Mushy said...

Doggy - Might be because I ordered from the lunch menu...the dinner size is most likely larger, but I was full when finished as it was!

FHB - must have gotten some bad beef...mad cow maybe!

Fathairybastard said...

I dunno, I think I remember it tasting uncooked. Lots of pepper and raw. Yuk!

Anonymous said...

Its bleedin delish, fathairybastard shut your feckin redneck mouth ya bollox

Anonymous said...

They have chips. They're known as French Fries in the States, and fries are on the menu.

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