Checked out the Mahony & Sons location at UBC on Sunday during the fourth quarter of the 49ers-Cowboys game. Decided to go with something “Irish” instead of the usual burger and fries or appetizer. Hence, I picked the Irish Stew.
From what I know about Irish Stew, the traditional way it is prepared is with lamb (or mutton), potatoes, onions, and parsley. I’m pretty sure Guinness isn’t part of the “traditional” recipe (and “demi-glace” comes from French cuisine), but oh well, it’s not like I’m waiting two hours for this dish to be prepared. 😛 It was ready in about 10-15 minutes.
The football game was a disappointment because it was a blowout, just like the other night when I was at The Press Box. The Irish Stew, however, was great! The toast was crunchy, the stew was very creamy, and the lamb was tasty.
Even though it was a very nice Sunday afternoon, I chose to sit inside instead of out in the patio area because of the football game. It wasn’t very busy at all, and the server was very polite, so it was a pleasant visit.
Mahony & Sons is one of the priciest places on campus, but I guess once in a while is okay. Besides, the first Sunday of the NFL season comes only once a year, after all. 🙂
When: Sunday, September 7, 2014
What: Irish Stew
Where: Mahony & Sons, 5990 University Boulevard (UBC), Vancouver, BC (located on the same block as Shoppers Drug Mart)
How Much: C$21.95 for the stew; C$3.25 for pop
Final Thoughts: A good place to hang out with classmates after class with good food and a few drinks, but a little pricey.