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RE: Pubs 2008/03/17 23:24:19 (permalink)
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... I may be wrong, but to me, a pub is like a church, where you renew yourself with members of your community.... Does anyone understand?
Take Care, Fieldthistle


Fieldthistle,
You bet your sweet bippy I understand! I went through a similar situation of notsmoking with people, but they KNEW I wasn't out to turn 'em in.
Your mention of the pub being like a church brings me to tell y'all that I think of drinking good ale with good people as a sacramental thing; a semi-religious, semi-Zen high. This is why I attend most periodic "services" on two-dollar Tuesdays at Copper Creek Brewing!
There is a book entitled "The View From Here" by a fellow named Jim Wilkinson that makes mention of this very concept. He did a pub crawl across the U. S. in the late 1980's, and wrote the book about that. When he returned home to Dallas, he couldn't wait to "partake of communion" at his favorite place (or so he enthused).
Thanks for your story, Fieldthistle.
Rustling In The Breeze Myself, Ort. Carlton in Beginning To Flower Athens, Georgia.
P. S. Are you blossoming yet?
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RE: Pubs 2008/03/17 23:32:06 (permalink)
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See, even the ladies in our midst have favorite pubs.


Dearfolk,
I resolutely will not drink in a pub where women do not as a matter of course FEEL FREE to come in BY THEMSELVES; UNESCORTED; UNKNOWN for a lib(er?)ation.
Any place that abides any harassment of women is not a place I can enjoy. Hey, my grandmother was a suffragette! She didn't give me a fourth of my gene pool for nothing!
The Euclid Avenue Yacht Club in Atlanta is very good about this; so is Manuel's Tavern... in Atlanta, there are utterly a gazillion single women, and they get thirsty, too.
Athens is a different matter because it's a college town, but the same basic principle still applies.
Salud!
Untoastedly Toastingly, Ort. Carlton in 30601-Central.
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RE: Pubs 2008/03/17 23:35:10 (permalink)
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Hey Rookiecook welcome to our little party. Very good opening post.
Sounds like you and your bro-in-law are two smart cookies.


Rookiecook,
Let me give you a second! A great intro post!!
If you're ever down this way, come visit us in Athens, Georgia. Copper Creek Brewing is one decent place; so is Trappeze down the street.
Unthirstily, Ort. Carlton in Lovely Athens.
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RE: Pubs 2008/03/18 20:02:45 (permalink)
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the ancient mariner, I'm from Pittston, Pa. about 275 miles east of Pittsburgh. I'm right between Scranton and Wilkes-Barre.


JoeRogo,
Now I see why you don't have Straub's! (Or Iron City, for that matter.)
But I bet you can send me to some kinda dynamite pizza, or -- as they say in Hazleton, pitza!!
Not Waymartianly (Although I Have A Friend From There!), Ort. Carlton in There's A Farview Looking East Off Baxter Hill Athens, Georgia.
P. S. Ever been to Hruniuk's Pizza & Subs in Mahanoy City? I hear they have an incredible KIELBASY pizza!! Who'd'a thunk it: Ukranians running a pizza place!


Ort. I'm an Old Forge Pizza Man.

On a clear day I can see the windmills in Waymart from my home. That about 30 miles from the "big City"(Pittston). Never been to Mahonoy City but, KIELBASY pizza, hey why not.
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RE: Pubs 2008/03/19 10:11:43 (permalink)
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Also Stegmaier beer which is brewed in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. About 6 mile south. Not one of my favorites but I remember how good it tasted at 50 cents a quart when I was....well younger.


When I was in college in Potsdam, NY, Great American, the grocery store, sold Stegmaier beer in 12 packs of long neck bottles for $2.99. We drank a ton of that stuff.
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RE: Pubs 2008/03/19 10:18:25 (permalink)
There was a place by the railroad tracks in Branford, CT (can't remember the name) that was a total hole-in-the-wall, beer-and-shot kind of joint. In a small fridge at the bar they kept a supply of milk, bread, and eggs. So when the wives would send hubby out for these essentials, he could escape for a bit and still return with the goods. I thought that was fantastic! (And I was one of the wives!)
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RE: Pubs 2008/03/19 11:01:07 (permalink)
Another favorite pub of mine was Suds and Duds in Greensboro, NC, not too far from the UNC-G campus. It was a laundromat with a bar. The bar food was so-so, mostly appetizers and burgers. But it was a fun way to spend a Sunday or Saturday in the Fall: watching football and having a few beers with friends, while getting all the laundry done. My buddy and I would always volunteer to do the laundry and meet up at Suds and Duds. Our wives caught on, but they were glad we did the laundry and heavy lifting. They thought it was funny we helped each other fold all the linens. It really isn't a great pub in terms of beer selection and qualoty of food and such, but the whole concept of the place was great. The bar, which was a separate room the the laundromat, but had windows so you could watch your washer/dryer, looked just like any other sports bar - but was filled with other married guys who also volunteered to do the laundry that week, along with college co-eds who also liked the dual purpose establishment.


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RE: Pubs 2008/03/19 12:40:08 (permalink)
Scorereader-------it is c-o-l-d in Potsdam. Did you go to SONY there to
study music ????

Booboo-----a clever Inn Keeper for sure.

Joe Rogo ---what windmills ????

Ort----seems you have been in a few Pubs in your time. We could have
bumped into one another in Atlanta, I like that city.
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RE: Pubs 2008/03/19 12:50:11 (permalink)
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Scorereader-------it is c-o-l-d in Potsdam. Did you go to SONY there to
study music ????


Indeed, I did. I attended the Crane School of Music at Potsdam College of the State University of New York (now known as SUNY Potsdam). As a Syracuse native, I easily adjusted to Potsdam's cold temps. However, I think after living in NC and the mid-atlantic for a decade, I'd have a hard time living in that climate.

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RE: Pubs 2008/03/19 12:56:57 (permalink)
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joe rogo that sounds like a swinging joint.
Last time I was in Pittsburg was about 20 years ago I understand
it has changed for the better. Went to a ball game there once
long before that with an uncle---Ralph Kiner hit one that is
still going. My next door neighbor is from Pittsburg and she
is a very nice lady,in fact she is there now visiting her 98
year old mother.

Back to pubs---my favorite is The Piper's Kilt in Eastchester,
NY-------very cold beer and great burgers and 1000% Football
Giant Fans---but I can't go in there during the summer because
it is a Yankee hangout and they don't like my Red Sox and Met hats.

Happy St Patricks day to one and all---and may the wind be always
at your back and may you be in Heaven an hour before the devil
knows your gone.

I've heard raves about Piper's Kilt's burgers for years, but never found them to be anything out of the ordinary. Also, some recent reports indicate they're having some quality control problems, which I'd concur with based on the last visit.

http://www.myhometownbronxville.com/restaurants.asp
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RE: Pubs 2008/03/19 14:59:03 (permalink)
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Scorereader-------it is c-o-l-d in Potsdam. Did you go to SONY there to
study music ????

Booboo-----a clever Inn Keeper for sure.

Joe Rogo ---what windmills ????

Ort----seems you have been in a few Pubs in your time. We could have
bumped into one another in Atlanta, I like that city.


Waymart, Pa. is know for those large electric generator windmills.
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RE: Pubs 2008/03/20 21:07:14 (permalink)
First off, I’m humbled by your acceptance of me into your fold. I’ve been a visitor much too long, and marveled at all your cumulative knowledge. Hope I can now occasionally give something back to the group. Since the topic is great pubs, I must give a heads-up to Andy’s Corner Bar here in Jersey, within easy access from NYC. Their web site lists what’s on draft, and most is not your usual brews. They were affiliated with the late Ritchie Stolarz’s Beers International, a club I was once lucky enough to be a member of. He’s been honored on more than one Rogue bottle, and suggest the curious “Google” him to see just what an impact he had on this industry. We regularly attended lectures by his good friend, the also-late Michael “Beer-Hunter” Jackson, taking notes between samplings like we were all in college. Mike often arrived unannounced at Andy’s when around here and not home in England, just because he loved the place. One day, I’ll elaborate on Krogh’s in Sparta, NJ (gals in wedding gowns are a regular occurrence), and the closed Mountain Valley brewery in Suffern, NY, a mile from my home in Mahwah, NJ, where five bucks got you a couple great pints yet still left the barmaid 20%. Seek out the ugliest guy April 27th at the Hunter Mountain’s Brew-Fest and say hi: it’ll probably be me.
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RE: Pubs 2008/03/20 21:20:34 (permalink)
Sawmill Taproom in Raleigh, NC.
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RE: Pubs 2008/04/10 15:47:04 (permalink)
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And don't forget the ice cold beer!


Joerogo,
What local brands do they stock?
UnStraubbedly, Ort. Carlton in Athens, GA.


Ort, New item at the Ooh Ooh Bird.

This Straubs for you.

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Darn, sideways again. I'll get the hang of this yet.[/img]
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RE: Pubs 2008/04/10 22:40:58 (permalink)
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Ort, New item at the Ooh Ooh Bird.
This Straubs for you.


Joerogo,
Quick!! Turn that bottle upright!!! All that good Straub's is leaking out of my computer and onto the floor here at The University Of Georgia Library, and now the janitor's gonna hafta clean it up!!!!
Gad! I could only wish!! My face would be right under wherever it was dripping off the table, catching every possible drop.
STILL UnStraubedly, Ort. Carlton in Amazing Athens.
P. S. Thanks a gazillion for that post! Have a few of 'em for me, and tell Tiny and Georgia hello from Athens, Georgia.
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