OK. Story time…

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Last night my wife and I went out on the town with our friend Raz. More to the point, we went out to Stubrik’s Steak House in Fullerton for some good food and to checkout a new Irish Pub band Raz had read about. The band is called Paddy Doyle’s Boots. I gotta say, they are pretty damn good. They have that perfect pub band feel and sound. We quite enjoyed their music. And we’ll be back at Stubrik’s on May 18th to see them play again. (So come out and join us!)

But the point of this story has nothing to do with the band, rather it has to do with my drinking problem. You see, I am now being recognized as a Scotch and Whisky drinker in bars I have never been to before. Our waiter, in fact, pointed this out to me. He was the one who recognized me after all. Seems he remembered me from the time we had dinner at the Stubrik’s in Mission Viejo where he had worked previously, and where I had I ordered a glass of the Middleton Very Rare. Yes, he remembered the drink and even that I took it neat.

So, while we are ordering our drinks, we chat about their Scotch selection (which is one of the best I have seen in average priced steak houses). All told, Raz and I each have about 4 different whiskies (they were pouring light, the sods) and had even made an impression on the bar-tender who fixed one of Raz’ orders that the waiter had mucked up ordering. The waiter had told the bartender to pour an “Appleton”, but the bartender stopped, and confirmed that Raz really wanted an “Aberlour 10″… which sounds the same, but is decidedly NOT a rum like the Appleton is.

There it is. My reputation has finally caught up with me. And after putting down a Balvenie 21 Portwood, a Pinch, a Black Bush, and 2 pints of Hefeweizen, while drowning my ears with some lovely traditional rebel songs, I might just have to agree. I have a problem: It costs too much to go drinking 🙂

11 Responses to “OK. Story time…”

  1. sounds like you were pushing for a

    Five oh too as well … sheesh. I can’t even drink 2 glasses of wine without feeling it these days. Of course, I am not on the professional drinkers tour like you …. 😛

    dunt nunt nunt … aren’t you all glad I’m posting in live journals now?

  2. MMMmmmm…steak

    Oh how I miss my red meat! Scotch is not my thing, but the thought of a nice medium rare filet mignon has me drooling 😉

  3. Re: MMMmmmm…steak

    Well, when you can have it again, this is the place to check out! Good prices and great steaks!

  4. Like I said, they were pouring light… plus, we were there from 7 to 10:30pm, and eating at the same time.

    And Yes, I am happy to see you posting. Keeps life interesting on slow days 😉

  5. Next time you go out drinking in Irish Pubs you’ll need to invite me.

  6. …And next time you go out drinking in an English pub, you’ll need to invite _me_… which I guess means we’ll never go out drinking! 😛

  7. I’ll go with you to an English Pub too…I’m a rebel…I live dangerously.

  8. Well, its not an Irish pub… rather just a steak house that has Irish night on Wednesdays.

    And you all are more than welcome to come next time (which as my original post notes is May 18th, along with inviting everyone)

    Last night was just a test to see if the band was any good. And I am happy to report that they are!

  9. I’ve been to the Old Ship in Santa Ana and Fullerton… good steak and mushroom pies. The bitters are a bit lacking however.

    Next time we go, EVERYONE is invited!!!

  10. Count me in…

    for May 18th; I love Celtic music!

  11. Re: Count me in…

    SWEET! We’d love to have you!


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