Where do you take dad on Father’s Day, but to a place with red meat and beer. Stan’s daughter Vicky and her husband Bill met us for lunch at Thornton’s Irish Pub and Chop House in El Cajon.
We arrived around 11:00 but the Father’s day specials we
wanted didn’t start until noon, so we had to sit around and drink Guinness, eat
the best chicken tenders I’ve ever had and talk in these pleasant surroundings with lively Irish music playing in background.
We all couldn’t believe how great the chicken tenders were. The spices on them were just perfect and the batter was not thick. We were all so busy tasting them and talking about how great they were I almost forgot to get a picture, some are missing but you get the idea. They were served with both blue cheese and ranch dressing.
A couple of us (me and SIL) had the Surf and Turf which is a steak and shrimp plate finished with a wine sauce, colcannon and fresh vegetables. We also had some of the best potato soup ever. I don't have a picture of that as I dove into it and didn't come up for air until it was done, then I realized what I'd done, gasp!!!!
Surf and Turf with colcannon and fresh veggies
Vicky had Peter's Harbison's pan seared boneless breast of chicken with
a baked potato and fresh vegetables with a fabulous white wine sauce. The breast was not dry at all.
Stan had the Whiskey steak which is a tenderloin of beef with colcannon and fresh
vegetables finished in a Jameson Whiskey sauce.
Dad got a photo with his special daughter.
A very nice day for a special guy.