Monday, May 4, 2009

Brick Store Pub - Decatur

After touching down at Hartsfield-Jackson, I found myself in Decatur and looking for lunch. Per my sister’s recommendation, I parked and walked over to the Brick Store Pub.

When you first walk in, you can’t help but notice the solidity of the pub. With solid brick walls, hard wood tables, and these odd menus

I felt that the Brick Store had a level of authenticity that pubs like Fado strive for, but so often fail to attain.

With an extensive menu of draft and bottled brews, I thought it would be good to try something a little off the wall

A glass of etienne dupont cidre bouche may seem pretentious for a pub lunch and you’d be right. Despite being a crisp and refreshing beverage, I learned the errors of my ways and ordered a nice belgian beer.

This glass of McChouffe red more than made up for my cider follies.

As much as I was enjoying the draughts, I had ordered a few things for my late lunch.

Tomato montrachet was my appetizer, and in retrospect, I don’t know what I was thinking. Sure the idea of fresh tomato sauce with chevre and bread sounds like a great idea, but not at a pub. I immediately realized that this was just a can of tomatoes with a little basil thrown in. Too soupy to enjoy, I was glad that my main dish soon arrived.

Finally, I had some decent sense and ordered proper pub food.

It’s hard to find a good cod and chips, but the Brick Store Pub serves up a pretty decent example. With thick, nicely salted potato wedges and lightly battered, and well cooked cod, everything truly came together with the liberal application of vinegar.

There really isn’t much to the Brick Store Pub, it has an excellent selection of beers, relatively attentive service and a pretty stellar cod & chips. This isn’t a bar I would go out of my way to enjoy, but if I found myself in Decatur again, I wouldn’t hesitate to pay a visit to the Brick Store Pub.

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