Saturday, July 8, 2017

Mill Creek Pub (Battle Ground, Washington)

After a short hike in the woods near La Center, Washington, my wife and I stumbled upon a local bar and grill in nearby Battle Ground: The Mill Creek Pub. It had been a few months since I enjoyed a reuben sandwich, I decided to give the pub's version a try. The sandwich came on artisan rye slices that were slightly on the thin side. The interior of the sandwich was pretty standard, a good portion of meat, kraut, cheese, and dressing. Overall, the sandwich was a little above average. My one complaint is that one of the slices on one of the sandwich halves had a pretty big hole in it, which made for some messy eating. I wound up taking the other half home (my airbnb home) and ate it cold the next day for breakfast (a terrific breakfast). If I were to return to Mill Creek Pub, I'd likely order the Reuben again.

Other things about the Mill Creek Pub: The place is a pretty typical bar and grill with some TVs by the bar for sports watching. The establishment is located in a strip mall..... so yeah. Most of the customers were groups of families, so it's kind of a family restaurant. The service we received was very good, no complaints. And the music being played was solid, cranking some classic rock.

Overall I'd give this reuben experience 7 slices of rye (out of 10).

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

I'm Not Vegan but....

...those are some lofty aspirations. Ted, I hope you eventually find what you are seeking.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Gallagher's Pub and Grill

Just a 15 minute walk from the dog beach, I stopped by Gallagher's Pub and Grill in Long Beach, CA to try their reuben, and enjoy some happy hour beverages. Nothing weird or atypical: your standard rye, swiss, corned beef, kraut, and 1000 Island. My original concern was that it was maybe too small, but this was not the case at all. Filled me right up. It was tough to find anything wrong with the sandwich, and the restaurant in general. To nitpick, the kraut-to-meat ratio was a little asymmetric, with a little more corned beef on one half and a little more kraut on the other half. Still very tasty though. Will I come back and order a reuben?: I believe I will. With this being the first review, the bar has been set fairly high.

Other notes about Gallagher's: They allow dogs on the patio, so the Inspector was able to join and get whiffs of the reuben. $2 beers. Alison got the chicken strips which were also good and $5 on the happy hour menu. I got onion rings with the reuben, and they somehow made them so that the onion doesn't try to "escape from the bread" after the first bite (Alison was amazed, and might start an onion ring blog).

I give the reuben 4 slices of swiss (out of 5).