Like family reunions, traditional pubs are gathering places for witty repartee among guests, home-cooked dishes, and fending off excited hugs from great aunts. Revive traditions with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of pub fare and drinks at Jersey Giant.
A classic British-style alehouse, Jersey Giant keeps diners and loungers in lively moods with pub fare, TVs and 24 motley beers on tap. Daily specials are available for breakfast, dinner, and drinks, and the regular menu fuels conversation-muddled chewing with favourites such as the Jersey Giant burger ($9.99) that comes with a choice of cheese or other toppings ($.89 each) and homemade fries. A bowl of molten satiety, His Lordship chili and cheese ($10.99) provides a quick and hearty repast, and the cubano sandwich gathers roasted pork tenderloin, bacon, goat cheese, and avocado on a cozy island of ciabatta ($10.99). The restaurant’s renowned chef slings an à la carte brunch on Saturdays and Sundays that includes the giant english muffin, a royal treat accompanied by a court of fried eggs, peameal bacon, melted cheddar, sides of fruit, home-fried potatoes, and a lady-in-waiting to help diners finish it ($8.99).
Open daily until 2 a.m., the pub brokers lasting peace alliances among import, local, microbrewed, and domestic beers, and parades a full list of red and white wine. The mood-lit space provides numerous options for intimate dining or public hiding at the bar, in the elevated nook, or outside on the patio. Within the pub's walls, patrons can shift gears from dining to the pub's entertainment options, which include overhead televisions, dartboards, and a pool table.