Tuesday, October 20, 2009

I Don't Believe in Savory Pie

Muldoon's Chicken Pot Pie
But Ginger does! We've start to take our lunches in one of the various 'establishments' in Midtown East. Most of the time, this means Blarney Stone, but last week she wanted a change. And we were off to Muldoon's.

Muldoon's has the classic Irish pub interior. Solid wooden bar, booths with green upholstery, a hot Irish bartender complete with brogue, an older "I feel like telling you my life story" bartender, and maps of Ireland. Basically, a step up from Blarney Stone.

Muldoon's Cheeseburger
I had a hard time choosing between a burger or fish and chips, but I went with my usual grease-fest, a cheddar burger with fries. Not better than Blarney's, but I've had much, much worse. I liked that they had a few cheese choices; sometimes you feel like American, sometimes like Cheddar, sometimes even Bleu. All in all, this is your typical fare for about $7.

Inside Chicken Pot Pie
Ginger decided to go out on a limb and try the chicken pot pie. I treat savory pie how I treat 95% of soup-with disdain. Ginger doesn't, and though this wasn't a usual pot pie, notice the crust is only covering the top of the dish, she declared it pretty awesome for under $10. It did have a nice flaky crust, and seemed very hearty-a good cold day meal.

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Fresh Local and Best said...

It's too bad this place fell short of expectations.

plumpdumpling said...

I can't believe anyone actually eats at Blarney Stone! I walk past that place when I take the long way from Grand Central to my boyfriend's apartment, and it's just so . . . greeeeeeeeen.

Siobhan said...

@Fresh Local: Not short, it completely lived up to them. Standard pub fare, complete with a side of Ireland.

@Plump: Yes, people eat at Muldoon's and Blarney Stone. And it actually quite acceptable lunches. Rather eat there than Metro any day.

Brownie said...

I like savory pies! :)