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Walk Into A Pub, Sit At The Bar, And The Meal Is History

Two special friends of mine and you are probably thinking, "great, Mike, more friends…," planned to get dinner and see "Captain Marvel" a week ago. Across the street is a modern British brewpub, Owen & Engine, and I suggested we fancy the spot before heading into the theater.

Walk Into A Pub, Sit At The Bar, And The Meal Is History

From our first dish to the very last drink, this was one great meal to recall.

The pressure was on for me, after all, these friends of mine work in the industry, and I did not want to let them down! On the Uber drive over, I did a light peek at the menu, to give myself an idea of what would spark my interest to eat – and it was NOT an easy decision. The burger, cavatelli, mussels, and fish and chips were all screaming my name.

Nothing compares to a great burger, and after asking our servers on this – especially when mentioning the aged cheddar cheese, my mind was dead set. The three of us agreed on a jar of pickles, mustard-glazed pretzel, and oysters as starters, with a lucky little pearl coming from one of the oysters! Portions were of no concern either, considering these three were "starters." The pickles had green beans, onions, and peppers in the jar and I made the moronic decision to go for red pepper, dealing with the burning fire in my mouth and watering eyes. The pretzel was at the perfect temperature with its smooth mustard flavor and welsh rarebit dipping sauce, and our oysters were super fresh – some would've thought they came straight from the water that day!

Sadly, I failed to record the beers I had that day, but for good reason because my company beat anything I could be possibly doing on my phone. Before we knew it, the food arrived – a gnarly 8 oz. Slagel Farms burger, bone marrow, and mussels. I have yet to try three different dinner entrees to realize later, "wow, I could have eaten any one of those." The juicy medium cut of the burger; a perfect spread of marrow on the triangle toast; and mussel broth of exquisite taste – words do not do any of this justice. And the food lovers we are we shared our meals because the food is about sharing and enjoying, together.

Desert came in two fashions: one included news that these friends would not be leaving the state until next winter; and the other was the carrot cake which reminded me of Market Day. For those of you who had Market Day, you know what I am referencing.

This meal is nothing short of an A meal, from the service to the freshness of food, and overall experience – next time you are considering a meal in the city, take a peek for Owen & Engine. You are in for a damn treat.
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    46. Start a garden
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    49. Clean my waffle iron
    50. Learn to make jam
    51. Jam to music
    52. Play scrabble
    53. Volunteer anywhere
    54. Celebrate a birthday
    55. Watch a makeup tutorial I’ll never use
    56. Go through old pictures on my phone
    57. Make a playlist
    58. Take a shower
    59. Clean my room
    60. Curl my hair
    61. Climb a rock wall
    62. Get a massage
    63. Play with Snapchat filters
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    65. Go fishing
    66. Chug some Snapple
    67. Ride in a cart around Walmart
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    73. Pray about life
    74. Watch a sunset
    75. Watch a sunrise
    76. Have a picnic
    77. Read a book (that’s not for school)
    78. Go to a bakery
    79. Snuggle a bunny
    80. Clean my apartment
    81. Wash my dishes
    82. Rearrange my furniture
    83. Physically run away from my problems
    84. Make some meatballs
    85. Learn to make bread
    86. Google myself
    87. Ride a Ferris wheel
    88. Get stuck on a Ferris wheel (that way, it’s not my fault I’m not studying)
    89. Wash my car
    90. Get on a plane to Neverland
    91. Find Narnia in my closet
    92. Jump on a trampoline
    93. Learn to ice skate
    94. Go rollerblading
    95. Ride a rollercoaster
    96. Carve a pumpkin
    97. Restore water in a third world country
    98. FaceTime my family
    99. Hug my mom
    100. Tell my friends I love them

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