yes, it’s true “you CAN have a salad!” that and more thoughts from mrs blessey’s 2nd grade class

forget yelp and trip advisor, there’s a new review site in town and it’s fantastic

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benefits of day drinking

factual benefits of day drinking

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1.) spending too much time in the sun will prematurely age you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2.)day drinking makes you and those around you better looking.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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3.) sometimes you get really lucky

 

 

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4.) no sharks

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come see us tonight at the best of greenwich event

thank you for voting us  best new restaurant, best american, best pub, best hamburgers, and best happy hour in greenwich. we’re both humbled and flattered.

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It’s beer fight VII. Maine Another One Vs. Maine Lunch. This time it’s personal

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they were so cute as kids, but then adolescence creeps in, feelings get hurt, and next thing you know, there’s  fist fighting at the dinner table over that last pillsbury crescent roll.

 

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another thinks that it’s got better game even though “that media darling lunch gets all the press”

lunch thinks another one should be renamed “snack”

you can help settle this Monday June 8th at little pub Wilton. It’s beer fight VII Maine lunch v Maine another one.  and it’s on at 4:30.

Another One Vitals:

Color – Golden

ABV – 7.0%

O.G. – 1.059

Malt – American 2-Row, Red Wheat, Carapils

Hops – Warrior, Cascade, Citra, Simcoe

Lunch Vitals:

Color – Orange

ABV – 7.0%

O.G. – 1.059

Malt – American 2-Row, CaraPils, Caramel 40L, Munich 10L, Red Wheat

Hops – Warrior, Amarillo, Centennial, Simcoe

other great sibling rivalries through history

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BOBBY EWING VS. JR EWING

 

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THOR VS. LOKI

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BIGFOOT VS. YETI

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JIM HARBAUGH VS. JOHN HARBAUGH

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PAU GASOL VS. MARC GASOL

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LIAM GALLAGHER VS. NOEL GALLAGHER

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CAIN VS. ABEL

 

 

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yay!

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casually magnetic

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we get a lot of question about the magnet sign in little pub wilton. questions like “did you make that?” “is that a horseshoe?” and ” is it real?” (**see below for answers).

we knew all about the magnet symbol as pub signs with giant magnets  were fairly common. traditional English pubs were owned by the brewing companies (talk about a monopoly)  so a magnet sign meant it was a pub owned by, and exclusively selling, john smith’s magnet ales. John-Smiths-Magnet-Old-Ale-Labels-John-Smiths-The-Brewery-Ltd_45760-1896

 

our magnet sign originally came  from an english pub called the black-a-moor head.magnet-littlepub-2little-pub-magnet

so while we understood the magnet part, the black-a moor part was a mystery, and when we asked the guy about it he just kind of shrugged his shoulders ( he probably knew but he wasn’t telling).

we thought well maybe it was a pub owned by the family of  legendary deep purple guitarist Richie Blackmore?

the only guy in rock history who could actually pull off the "pilgrim hat" look.

the only guy in rock history who could actually pull off the “pilgrim hat” look.

or maybe the black-a moor head pub was located next to a particularly dark and muddy moor like the “stay off the moors” from American werewolf in london.

stick to the roads and stay off the moors.

stick to the roads and stay off the moors.

well nice try but wrong. and sorry wrong again. while black-a moor  was  a fairly common names in olde english pubs, much to our post purchase surprise/chagrin a black-a moor refers to a ” a person of moorish descent”.

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(of course you’re probably thinking this would be easy to figure out  in the day of the internet. and you’d be right, but when you’re on the outskirts of cell service in new hampshire negotiating with some guy for a giant magnet sign the internet is not going to help you out very much.)

damn you at&t!

damn you at&t!

so while black-a-moor started out as an well-intentioned acknowledgement of the moorish warriors battlefield prowess over time it ended up casually racist in a washington redskins/professional sports teams sort of way.

this has got to offend somebody

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it’s an acceptable story and not really that all that offensive but who wants to explain that all day long? so we just decided to change the name on the sign to the more appropriate little pub wilton and be done with it.

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(** answers : 1.) no we didn’t make it, but we did customize it. 2.) that depends on whether or not some horses wear magnets as horeshoes. 3.) hard to tell for sure. we might be in inception right now. is the top still spinning? )

 

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we’re sweet on sours

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sweet on sours:  interactive beer exhibit now on display at little pub

chances are your first beer wasn’t a sour beer (if it was it might have been your last beer). sour beers aren’t everyone’s cup of tea but they are all the rage these days so we’ve installed an interactive beer exhibit involving you coming in and drinking sour beers. it doesn’t need to get any more interactive than that.

first the science of sour…

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what makes a beer sour? well, you’ve got lots of tastes out there on the flavor wheel. flavour_wheel

and all these tastes correspond to a specific “flavor-zone” on your tongue.

umamitongue22gene simmons has more of these than anybody.

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except for maybe miley cyrus

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sour beers are fun because they activate the under-served sour zone tastebuds

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anyway, that’s enough of  boring science. we’re kicking things off with rodenbach,   rodenbachrodenbach bears the proud title of “the most refreshing beer in the world” . A title that was, interestingly enough, proudly bestowed upon them by themselves. rodenbach is a great “gateway”  into the world of sours. it’s a traditional Flemish red, a style of beer originating in flanders, belgium. flemish sours are often aged in wood for extended periods of time to enable wild yeast harbored in the wood to impart unique tart flavors to the beer.  rodenbach is a blend of 75% young beer fermented in steel tanks and 25% old beer aged 2 year in large oak casks. it’s a nice polite sour beer. as you say “hello sour beers” rodenbach would reply ” hello, nice to meet you.”.or probably “hallo, leuk je te ontmoeten” or maybe “bonjour heureux de vous rencontrer” because after all its from belgium

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it’s a good thing we aren’t in charge of rodenbach’s marketing because we’d probably blow it all on a rodan inspired marketing campaign. after all,  they have a lot in common because both were aged for a while, rodenbach in oak barrels and rodan in a dormant volcano, and both came out pretty sour. about the only difference we can see is that rodan is a completely fabricated second class monster from the Godzilla franchise  and rodenbach is a world class standard bearer of sour beers. come to think of it, that’s a pretty big difference,..

 

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clearly a person in a giant gold radioactive prehistoric bird suit

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next up is ichtegem (rhymes with… nothing) grand cru. another classic example of a flemish red ale .  grand cru pours a lovely deep mahogany, with a sweet malt base and a delicate medley of mildly sour flavors ranging from plums to cherries and raisins, with faint notes of apple cider and balsamic vinegar.  this is a great introductory sour beer – balanced and complex, but not over-powering.is a standard bearer for the traditional flemish red/oud bruin sour ale style;  nutty, malty, and a subtle dark cherry tang that is beautifully balanced.  like a liquid sweet tart

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alvinne omega is a sour belgian blond ale brewed using wild french morpheus yeast.  unlike commercial brewers’ yeast, wild yeast imparts tangy and tart flavors to beers (think along the lines of sour-dough bread or even sour patch kids).  omega pours a lovely copper color, boasting yeasty and fruity aromas. take a sip and get ready to pucker up – flavors of tart grape, peach, and citrus notes lie over a very dry, slightly sweet malt base.  overall a highly refreshing, crisp, and well-balanced sour beer.

plus even cooler,  rumor has it the morpheus yeast was named after larry fishburne’s character in matrix.Morpheus-Red-or-Blue-Pill-the-matrix-1957140-500-568

or  maybe it was morpheus the head ghoul in the omega man?

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for english, press 1

para espanol, oprime el dos

para espanol, oprime el dos

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come on in and get ready to pucker up.

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we beat congress again! the maineline is flowing

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while congress dilly dallies  with the keystone pipeline and all that nasty oil sand we’re happy to announce the completion of the little pub maineline: a pipeline from our friends up at maine brewing delivering fresh beer  to your friendly neighborhood little pub.

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the maineline tap starts pouring monday march 30th . all maine beer, all the time, at little pub.

 

 

 

 

 

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recipe time!: harvest bruschetta

 

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Little Pub Harvest Bruschetta

This popular little pub appetizer combining sweet and savory flavors is being replaced on the menu with a spring version. If if you want it after April 1, you’ll have to make it yourself. Here’s how:

Prep time 10 minutes. cooking time 30 minutes.

Ingredients list

Candied squash apple ragout

  • 1 butternut squash, peeled,seeded and cut in 1 inch cubes
  • 4 granny smith apples, peeled, cored, and cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 1 stick of butter, cut into 8 tablespoons
  • ½ cup packed brown sugar
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cracked black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Rosemary-garlic goat cheese

  • 10 oz goat cheese
  • 1 teaspoon chopped rosemary
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon cracked black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon granulated garlic

Toasted Crostini

  • 1 French baguette
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt
  • pepper

Optional ingredients

  • sweet balsamic syrup
  • Chilled white wine

Step one: prepare the candied squash and apple ragout

  1. Preheat oven to 400
  2. Pour the chilled white wine into a wine glass. Take a sip and set aside.
  3. Place squash and apple cubes on a baking sheet.
  4. Top with the butter, brown sugar, maple syrup, salt pepper and cinnamon.
  5. Bake at 400 for 15 minutes, remove pan from oven and use a spatula to turn ingredients, return pan to oven and continue baking for another 15 minutes until caramelized.

Step two: prepare crostini

  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Slice baguette into ¼ inch thick slices and arrange on a baking sheet.
  3. Drizzle with olive oil
  4. Season with sea salt and cracked black pepper.
  5. Bake at 350 for 5-7 minutes until golden brown. If you only have one oven, crostini can be prepared first and kept at room temperature until ready to serve.

Step three:  prepare rosemary and garlic goat cheese

  • Combine ingredients in medium mixing bowl and mix thoroughly.

Step four: Assemble Harvest Bruschetta

  1. Spread the rosemary garlic goat cheese on the crostini.
  2. Top with caramelized squash and apple ragout.
  3. Drizzle with sweet balsamic syrup
  4. Serve warm.
  5. Refill wine glass if necessary.

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it’s peanut butter jelly time!

hey neighbor, it’s peanut butter jelly time!

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 little pub greenwich has partnered with our neighbor, diamond hill church, for a peanut butter and jelly food drive to benefit greenwich’s neighbor to neighbor food pantry.

http://www.ntngreenwich.org/

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we’re collecting the jelly, diamond hill is collecting the peanut butter

so it’s a bit of a contest.

if we win we get everlasting salvation,

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if they win they get free wings

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and if you bring in some peanut butter or jelly you can add your name to the raffle to win one of these cool PB+J t-shirts

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so bring by some pb and/or j and join the fun. food drive ends easter sunday.

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