Friday, November 19, 2010

Brit's Pub

For her birthday, we decided to take our granddaughter, the writer, to a British pub for dinner.  After all, we've been talking about England ever since Anna was with us in London in 2008. But, airfare being what it is, we opted out of Rock & Sole Plaice in London, and went to Brit's Pub on Nicollet Avenue in Minneapolis, just across the street from Orchestra Hall. It's always fun at Brits. In the summer there's lawn bowling on the roof, but not in November.

 Brits on Nicollet

 Brit's, interior

Our server

 Anna and her grandma, looking rather blurry
It wasn't the ale.

 Anna and her grandpa, looking over the menu with royalty looking on

 Brits' delicious fish'n'chips
with vinegar!

 and amazing artichoke dip!

The food was great, but most special of all was that we had Anna to ourselves. It was so much fun to spend the evening with her! Of course, England came up in conversation and we talked about where we'd like to soon as the airlines are giving away round-trip tickets.

 Queen Elizabeth II, looking rather faded.
I think they should splurge and get another print!

Anna in the window

Looking across the street toward Orchestra Hall

And of course the evening wouldn't be complete without walking up cold and windy Nicollet Avenue  to spend time at Barnes & Noble Booksellers.

It made Anna's grandma and grandpa very happy that she would spend the evening with us. :-)

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Unknown said...

What a nice evening you all had together! I love British pubs... than again, any place I can get a good plate of fish and chips is where I want to be!!

Emily {Frilly Details} said...

What a fun evening! And the food looks delicious.

Caution/Lisa said...

Your granddaughter is beautiful!!! What a special evening that must have been for all of you.

Michelle said...

She's lucky to have grandparents like you! I love to see and hear about close knit families. Looks like a very fun evening and if we're ever in the Minneapolis are we will check out Brits!

Empty Nester said...

I've always wanted to try fish and chips in England...too claustrophobic to fly though. What a great way to spend the day!

Midwest to Midlands said...

Great outing all the way around. We were going to have fish and chips tonight but decided on pizza instead. I see you sell soaps. I just bought some handmade soaps at the German Market today. Maybe when the airlines give away free tickets you can come to Birmingham and go to the market:)

Sherry @ Lamp Unto My Feet said...

YUM! Bring on the fish and chips!! :) What a great looking meal!

Unknown said...

LOVE this blog! Your food looks heavenly; I LOVED fish 'n chips when we were in England! Wish we had such a place close by. So glad you and a little one-on-one time with your grand daughter. I so loved that time with my grandparents! They are some great memories to make!

Mama Hen said...

I always love these posts! I got hungry while reading through! Ha! There is a nice feeling about those pubs. I also love a nice brisk walk after a great dinner!

Thank you for your support and kind comment about my mom. It has been very difficult to see her in so much pain. I really appreciate the support the blog community and friends ike you have shown. Have a good night!

Mama Hen

J_on_tour said...

Interesting concept. I have the wrong vision in my head of a Brit pub. A oversized man wearing a teeshirt with a pint in his hand watching a usually pointless football match (to him ) on Sky TV. Maybe Minneapolis can teach us a lesson or two. :-)

partialemptynester said...

Just love this post...tried to comment on it at the beginning of the week and got kicked off...just wanted to say what a fun night for Anna and the two of you to have each other all to yourselves!


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