|Burger and fries|
Our restaurant trips have been fewer in 2015, and many stops have been old haunts where we know that we'll find something good for everyone. Victoria Gastro Pub fits that bill. We have been enjoying the food and beer since it opened in 2008, but I focused on their burgers and fries on those early trips and never took my eyes off the meat.
The entire table actually ordered burgers during our August visit. Except for Lil' Chow who emptied a kid's order of pasta and asked for a second.
This is part of my "While I've Been Out" series to restart the blog. Late last year, the blog got some serious competition. I'm still working out how to keep writing while I'm doing so many other new things as well. Tomorrow, I'll follow this old friend with my favorite place that is "new for 2015."
That burger is a success every time, and it's the kind of relaxation that I want from a dinner out.
I added to the fun last month by trying my first Manor Hill beers -- brewed up by the same Marriner family. I sampled two and forgot to write down my selection. I'm drifting from the hops stream that had carried me from IPA to IPA for many summers. I asked for something with flavor, but less bitterness. I can't remember what I got, but it worked exactly as I wanted.
If you haven't been to Victoria before, then you should also go for the biscuits that they offer once you order. They're perfect. Tender but not crumbly. Rich but not greasy. I believe they bake them in-house, and it's a terrific advertisement for the care that Victoria takes with their food.