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Manley’s Irish Mutt -7041 East Tenth Street

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Saloons…Bars…Taverns no matter what term you use Manley’s is a perfect example of one. A  menu heavy on appetizers and with certain must have, or you’re not a real bar, sandwiches. Namely a breaded tenderloin, a burger, some type of chicken and roast beef, or steak. All bars have these. Some do them poorly. Some do them well and in the case of the Mutt some do them extremely well.

We started off with some mushrooms. You could tell from the uniform size that they were probably not made in-house. However at first bite you might think they were hand battered and then breaded back in the kitchen. They were excellent. Very crisp on the outside and almost liquid on the inside. Sort of like a savory mushroom cordial.

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As you can see I nearly forgot to take the picture. That stain at the top of the basket isn’t grease. I’m not sure what it is. These ‘shrums were not at all greasy.

The lunch special that day was a breaded tenderloin, for $6.99. Believe it or not I really try to watch my fried food intake; so I took a pass. Not Patrick.

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I completely forgot to take any pictures until Pat was finished and I was half done. Luckily a guy next to us at the bar ordered one, and he was kind enough to let me use his plate as a stand in.

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I ordered a Cuban Sandwich. Jerk seasoned pork,ham, pickle and swiss cheese on a grilled hoagie. The fillings are pretty much the same at most places around here the only question is the pork and the bread. This version was $6.99 and the coleslaw was an additional $1.99. The sandwich was excellent. From the spicy tenderloin through the ham and pickle to the swiss cheese it was a complete hit for me. So very tender. All the components represented themselves in tasty fashion and the melding of the 4 created another layer of taste. As for the coleslaw it turned out to be a good complement to the sandwich. Creamy and sweet.

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Pat thought I should have tidied the plate up before taking the shot. Obviously I thought otherwise. I think Pat was right.

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They have the usual selection of adult beverage. A few crafts for $4 and more Irish whiskeys than I have seen in one joint in my life. And they sell them for 4 bucks on Saturdays. I must say it is refreshing to see a back bar that doesn’t have 25 different vodkas.Manley's Irish Mutt on Urbanspoonhttp://kosherhamandcheese.com/?p=2342&preview=true

4 responses

  1. I have a “little Irish in me” so I would like it. You didn’t handwrite the assessment this time. That Cuban looks pretty good. Making me hungry! I don’t need an assortment of Vodka either, but I’ve never had an Irish whiskey.

    December 20, 2013 at 9:21 am

    • The handwritten posts are done by Pat, and he forgot to write it at the joint. He did it at home. That explains the typing and the graphics. As far as vodka goes I think you only really need 2. Plain and peppar. You never had an Irish whiskey? It’s similar to scotch whiskey, but not smoky. It is a sippin’ liquor. Goes great with a hoppy beer. If you get a chance try it. It has wonderfully intricate flavor. Cheers.

      December 20, 2013 at 9:42 am

  2. How was the tenderloin?

    January 15, 2014 at 11:43 pm

    • My buddy Pat had the tenderloin. He really enjoyed it. He thought it was over salted but no deal breaker. Pat’s reviews are succinct,sometimes to the point of terseness. I hope that helps. I like the name of your blog.

      January 16, 2014 at 7:11 am

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