Counterfeit Irish pubs can be detected by their poorly concealed sake taps, five-leaf clovers, and bartenders who cast no reflection in mirrors. Experience the real deal with today’s Groupon to McAlan’s Pub & Grill in Alta Loma. Choose between the following options:
- For $17, you get a pub-fare dinner for two (up to a $34 value). Dinner includes:
- One appetizer (up to a $10 value)
- Two entrees (up to a $24 value)
- For $7, you get an all-you-can-eat Sunday brunch (a $15 value).
The resident chefs at McAlan’s Pub & Grill channel Irish and American traditions to construct their menu of pub grub. Limber chomping muscles with starters of steamer clams ($10) whose fresh manila clams are set afloat in a pool of white-wine garlic broth. Buttermilk crackling chicken ($11) arrives accompanied by biscuits and country sausage gravy and Del Mar fish ‘n’ chips ($10) armor fresh cod in an exoskeleton of tempura ale batter to protect its flaky insides. All-you-can-eat brunch, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. on Sunday mornings, rewards early-rising appetites and provides late-rising roosters with a false sense of accomplishment. Stockpile offerings from the made-to-order omelet bar or pile plates high with french toast and buttermilk waffles.