Neighborhoods value their pubs as places to socialize, just as they value the ends of their rainbows as places to find extra parking-meter change. Enjoy camaraderie at close proximity with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of pub fare at Mac’s Place in Silverton.
The skilled chefs at Mac’s give a nod to history by crafting a menu of made-from-scratch soups, breads, and burgers in a building that survived citywide blazes in 1885 and 1934. Patrons can help tailor-fit crabs' sombreros by nibbling away at poblano-pepper crab cakes ($9.95) before rewarding adept tongues with a golden wedge of fried brie ($7.95). Specialty pizzas such as Mac’s hawaiian ($11.95) and the pesto-loaded chicken artichoke ($13.95) strum flavorful duets beside the Campfire rib-eye sandwich, which comes topped with grilled onions and swiss on a homemade po boy bun ($9.95).
If sandwiches or Mac’s slew of burgers don’t quell stomachs' growls, patrons can temper taste buds with St. Louis–style barbecue ribs, available in full ($15.95) or half racks ($10.95) and served with local, seasonal vegetables. Rare photographs of historic Silverton seem to supervise waiters as they speed through throngs of high-top tables to patron-filled barstools. To calm stage jitters waiting for the next karaoke performance or escape the instrumental clamor of weekly live music, diners can sneak over to the heated deck, where ample covering ensures protection from candy falling from airplane piñatas.
The historic building in which Mac’s Place stands survived two legendary fires, in both 1885 and 1934, yet inside the fires still rage, cooking pizzas, burgers, and po’ boys made from scratch with local ingredients. Nightly specials add variety to the stalwart helpings of homemade macaroni and cheese, and every morning cooks prepare batches of soup as fresh as the eruptions from Yellowstone’s clam-chowder geysers. To add to the inviting atmosphere, heaters make the outdoor patio available year-round, and local musicians play live performances on most Saturday nights.