That’s great news. Because by this weekend, you’re going to have something that goes really well with some football...
Namely, this place: Monty Gaels, a big, broad-shouldered Irishman of a corner gastropub, soft-opening as early as tomorrow in North Center.
This is run by the Vaughan group (Vaughan’s, Corcoran’s, Mystic Celt), so they know a thing or two about that whole “you’re drinking in Dublin” vibe. This has all the other hallmarks of Irish pub-dom, too: a chalkboard listing some 20 beer options (Half Acre, Revolution) and a ring of TVs playing sports, though the sound will only be on for Bears games.
So... you’ll come in this weekend. Grab a bar stool. Start slurping oysters with a hard-cider mignonette and munching on chicken-skin popcorn. Watch a few touchdowns. High-five someone.
Or swing by next week with a date. Take a seat on the patio. Order up old favorites with new twists. They’ve got fish-and-chips modernized with skate wing and a crispy vodka batter. And a BLT with fig jam, green tomatoes and jowl bacon.
Pork cheek = romance.