We normally avoid chain restaurants and franchises when it comes to restaurant profiles. But being that Saturday is St. Patrick’s Day, we figured it was a good time to shine the spotlight on this unique Irish sports pub.
New in town: The Tilted Kilt opened its doors last November and has been creating a buzz ever since.
Pub fare: The Tilted Kilt manager Ryan Schooler says the restaurant’s menu has Irish, Scottish, American and English influences. It includes Irish stew and shepherd’s pie, as well as traditional pub fare such as burgers, wings (grilled and fried), flatbread pizzas and sandwiches. “People really like our Irish Reuben pastrami (sandwich),”Schooler says.
He says the Gaelic fettuccini and mashed potatoes are also popular favorites among diners.
Libation station: Schooler says the pub’s spirits selection ranges from Bass, Newcastle and Weyerbacher to Coors Light and Bud Light and various cocktails, wines and shooters. Each month, Schooler says, the pub highlights two brews. For March, it’s Miller Lite and, naturally, Guinness.
If you are more of a shots fan, Tilted Kilt offers the Irish Itch (made with Michael Collins Irish Whiskey, pineapple juice and Midori) and the Irish Flag — a layered shot that, like its namesake, resembles the Irish flag. Or if you are feeling up to it, knock back one of three Kilt Bombers: Paddy Bomb, Lunchbox and Belfast Boom.
Kilts up: Kilts are welcome, but not mandatory dress. However, you will find the waitresses sporting the traditional Celtic garb.
Kilt Clan: You can sign up for the pub’s Kilt Clan email list and receive coupons and other food discounts.
Holiday fun: On Saturday, the pub will host a daylong St. Paddy’s celebration, starting 8 a.m. A tent will be outside along with beer trucks, and customers can dine on corned beef and cabbage and Irish nachos, and play beer pong or a game of cornhole. There will also be live music (including bagpipers) and Irish step dancers. The tent opens 11 a.m.