Though the "noble experiment" of Prohibition failed, other noble experiments, such as teaching horses how to shoot guns and giving suffrage to any horse that can shoot a gun, were huge successes. Celebrate the failure of temperance with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of pub fare and pours at Porters Lake Pub & Grill in Porters Lake.
Porters Lake Pub & Grill crafts an extensive menu of pub fare served alongside a lineup of brews in a spacious, pillared dining room first opened in the 1960s. Diners can sink incisors into starters such as honey chicken wings accompanied by any one of seven dipping sauces, including pineapple curry and zesty orange ginger ($8.99). The pan-fried haddock arrives sporting a provençal butter sauce and a stylish french beret ($12.99), and a savoury Reuben sandwich combines sliced pastrami, sauerkraut, and swiss cheese on marble rye ($8.99). Weekend brunch options include an eggs benedict festooned with black forest ham and hollandaise sauce atop a pillowy english muffin ($8.99).
The establishment's barkeeps pour frosty beers from a newly expanded lineup that includes domestic and imported brews, such as Budweiser, Stella Artois, and Guinness. Diners' jaws can chew in time to the rhythms of live bands and nightly metronome demonstrations starting at 9 p.m.
Porters Lake Pub & Grill
Since the 1960s, Porters Lake Pub & Grill has been serving up staggering portions of merriment in the form of live music, Halloween costume contests, and arm-wrestling tournaments. Today, the pub unfurls a lengthy menu that teems with seafood dishes, juicy burgers, and a surf 'n' turf entree that facilitates a garlic-sauce-infused rendezvous between a 6-ounce new york steak and sautéed black tiger shrimp. Some nights, the pub hosts live music, and on weekends, it cooks up brunch until 2 p.m.—late enough to recharge after morning tasks such as raking the leaves, but early enough to spend a productive afternoon decorating the neighbour’s yard with your leaves.