While most of us in the US think of New Orleans and Cajun food for Mardi Gras, across the pond the Brits have been having Pancake Races and filling up on pancakes (a crepe to us) on this last day before Lent. We’re serving one of Bill’s favorite things to eat today – Pancakes with lemon and sugar! Cheers!
Due to weather and safety concerns for our staff and customers tomorrow, we will be closed for Sunday Brunch. We hope everyone stays warm and safe with their families Sunday and will be able to get out and about Monday for the first week of March. Spring will arrive soon!
Their big win in the SHAC Nixa Student Iron Chef competition got the attention of Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution. (see the link) Cudos also to SHAC Nixa for involving their students in the effort to connect people (especially kids) to their food and promote health/wellness. We are honored today to give them a tour of the kitchen and feed them lunch in the Gastropub.
The Blue Buffalo team in grades 5-12, are:
Patrick Schuster – parent/coach
Their winning “hot” taco was The Blue Buffalo Taco made with locally sourced ingredients.
The Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors will conduct a ribbon cutting ceremony at the pub at 11:00 am, February 26. Come join in and help us celebrate with some hors d’oeuvres and a glass of bubbly (while supply lasts!).
We are really happy with our new “olde English pub” in the Brentwood Center. Our pub pays tribute to our shared Celtic and British heritage. Most of us in 417-Land are Celts of one clan/tribe or another!
We had a huge amount of help from some extremely talented people in making this pub a reality:
Gordon Cox and Body Pearson built the fireplace, the benches and installed all the wainscoting , beams and trim.
Mike and Jason Hill from Cross Creek Architectural Artifacts sourced the reclaimed timbers and 100 year old wainscoting wood.
Jeanne Waters-Hill of Touché Design Group took our ideas and nailed the interior décor.
Dan Fritz and team of Fritz Designs and Concepts designed and built our amazing bar and snug.
Keith Bray not only laid the floor but masterfully stained and varnished the bar as well as all the other woodwork.
Russ of Premium Beverage spent hours installing the taps for the beer and the new keg wine feature.
Brent and the crew from Christensen Enterprises went the extra mile to get all of the construction work done to perfection.
Rick of Richard Hardy Architecture did a great job on the plans and getting our building permits.
Michael Morisset of Miller Engineering did a great job designing the new deck that is still to come.
Knight Heating & Air Conditioning supplied and installed the new monster extractor hood over our hot line.
Christian Peterson of Fellers Fixtures laid out the kitchen design and supplied the equipment .
Shannon Cloud of D Cloud & Co found our tables and even more kitchen equipment.
Jim Bridwell of Ozarks Technical Community College expertly welded the enormous stainless steel table that we had to cut in half to get it into the prep room.
Kent Schnurbusch of The Carpet Shoppe supplied our floor coverings and provided valuable advice.
Our dedicated team rallied round and worked really hard to make our move possible.
We especially thank Laurali Carroll of Gillenwaters Developers for all of her help and support with the project.
Our heartfelt thanks and gratitude to one and all, Bill & Christina
We’re taking reservations for New Year’s Eve in our new “old English” pub at 2620 S. Glenstone (The Brentwood Center). Working hard to get it finished! Call 417 864 6994 for your reservation.
Come join us downtown tonight for our Christmas Eve Party, while we celebrate our time downtown and our last night in this location. Drink and Food specials to accommodate, as well as Stormy Weather playing some great music!
Features tonight will be Chili Con Carne, Smoked Haddock Chowder, Chicken Drummers and Creme Brulee for dessert! Come help us bid farewell to our downtown home and wish everyone a Merry Christmas! Cheers!
We’re moving soon. We feel both sadness to leave our warm and welcoming downtown pub location and excitement to serve you in our new yet “old” English pub in the Brentwood Center. Some of our decor art will move with us but many pieces are now for sale at “garage sale” prices just before Christmas! Come see us for the last time in downtown no later than Christmas Eve 9:00 PM for food, drink and objets d’art!
This one of a kind canvas especially needs a new home. It is 9 ft high and 11 ft wide . Once sold at Gatsby auctions in LA it is believed to have been painted in the 1900′s for a movie set. Those interested please call Jason at Cross Creek Architectural Artifacts 417-861 1637.
We have less than a week left now in our current location. Crazy! Come help send us off right. Starting today through Christmas Eve all the beer, wine and liquor that we don’t want to move will be on “Lazy Mover Special”. Super Happy Hour Pricing all day!
This weekend’s bistro specials are Steak and Ale Pie or Fresh Trout with Beurre Blanc. Plus, of course, the fish Friday special all day today and the curry all day Saturday.
Christmas Eve specials will be Chili con Carne, Smoked Haddock Chowder, Chicken Drummers and Sticky Toffee Pudding plus the regular pub menu. Stormy Weather will play their traditional Irish tunes and lead us all in singing a few carols from 7-9. Make your reservation!
Italian Thursday Feature today is Lasagna, yum! Soup today is a Pumpkin Bisque and the Chef’s Sammie is a Classic BLT. Enjoy!