Being waited on in a restaurant makes you feel like royalty, only without the abiding hatred of democracy. Feast in comfort with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $6 for $12 worth of pub food for lunch
- $13 for $24 worth of pub food for dinner
The menu includes freshly fried potato chips served with onion dip ($3.99), chicken and veggies piled into a housemade pot pie ($7.99), and a reuben-inspired specialty pizza topped with corned beef, sauerkraut, and thousand island dressing ($8.99–$18.99).
For dishes such as chicken wings and fish 'n' chips, the menu draws on one of the world’s most widespread cooking methods: deep-frying. Read on to discover why there’s virtually nothing that can’t be improved with a little hot oil.
Deep-Frying: A Savory Science
There’s a simple chemistry at the heart of deep-frying, the notoriously tasty cooking process by which edibles are submerged in hot oil. Because lipids repel water, the sizzling oil bars the moisture within food from escaping, essentially steaming it from within to create a crispy outside and a rich, sumptuous mouthfeel. Cheesecake, lasagna, and even butter have been subject to the experiments of domestic deep-fryers such as Paula Deen, but immersing food in boiling oil is a practice prevalent throughout the world, used to create Italian arancini balls, Japanese tempura, and Indian pakoras.
Although some chefs, such as Mario Batali, use olive oil for deep-frying, peanut oil, safflower oil, or ghee are more popular choices because they can reach higher temperatures without smoking. Regardless of the oil used, the optimal temperature window for frying is generally between 345 and 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Soggy and greasy food indicates the oil is too cool; food burnt on the outside with an undercooked interior suggests the oil is too hot.
Thee New Green Street Tavern
At Thee New Green Street Tavern, new friends and old regulars get together over beer and classic Irish pub fare. As you might expect, the menu includes emerald-isle staples, such as fish 'n' chips or and shepherd's pie along with 18 beers on tap. On weekends, live DJs and karaoke adds an extra dose of festivity. The tavern exudes a delightfully divey, neighborhood-pub charm, with flourishes such as shamrocks, neon beer signs, and a stuffed and mounted deer head over the bar.