Comfort food helps recall people's fond memories of home-cooked meals and hours spent throwing a perfectly spiraled pot roast to a proud father. Take a trip down the lane of gustatory memories with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of pub fare during dinner at The Shanachie Irish Pub & Restaurant in Ambler.
The Shanachie's cooks forge culinary classics from Ireland and America to fill a menu with traditional comfort cuisine from both sides of the Atlantic. Tables groan beneath such hearty fare as the shepherd's pie ($14), which corrals a flock of ground beef, carrots, onions, and peas beneath a cumulus cloud of mashed potatoes and fuels attempts to reenact celebrity jigs. Chefs flash-fry slabs of ale-battered fish in a shimmering lake of hot oil before adding heaps of homemade Irish chips to complete the famed dynamic of fish 'n' chips ($12). The burger's ($9) Angus beef patty lounges atop a sourdough roll like a lethargic baker, and a bacon-wrapped plateful of pork tenderloin ($18) bastes in apple brandy jus as it acquires a dulcet tenderness. The pub's dessert menu hushes clamoring sweet teeth with such saccharine delights as homemade bread pudding infused with stout and custard ($6).
The Shanachie's long wooden tables encourage spirited discussion amid the emerald-walled dining room. Entertainment on Friday and Saturday nights floods the restaurant with joviality, and traditional Irish music sessions on Tuesday evenings regale diners with a mixture of toe-tapping and tear-jerking melodies.
111 E Butler Ave.
Ambler, Pennsylvania 19002