Originally from Green Bay, this would make us sad.
But alas, we found a friendly bar, Ceili's Irish Pub, full of football fans (a Colts fans, an obnoxious Bears fan, and another Packers fan...plus others that didn't display loyalty in yelling or t-shirts) and were happy.
We drank some locally brewed Canadian beer (no, Molson was in that mix) and ordered a variety of items to share throughout the evening, including this....poutine.
My heart broke...a little...
A Canadian staple, poutine is an order of fries topped with cheese curds (and the Wisconsin girl in me cheers!) and brown gravy. Hubs had a "why have I never thought of putting gravy on fries before?" moment before diving into the dish. It makes sense, I mean we put gravy on mashed potatoes right? This isn't a crazy dish - just a good one. The fries were seasoned well, the cheese curds were tangy and melted plus the gravy was creamy and piping hot. Salty all over - perfect football food.
Thank you Ceili's for making hubs a believer.
I also had a cup of their pumpkin soup and it was delish. No photo was taken - I'm assuming this was because I couldn't help but eat it immediately...it is pumpkin after all - but it was smooth in texture with a swirl of cream on top. The waitress (who was phenomenal) even dropped off some brown sugar packets because she thought it made the soup better - she was right. The soup was good, but the sugar bumped up the sweetness factor making it savory and sweet. Nom.
We also had these...
Another fun thing about Ceili's - Monday Night Football trivia and Essay contest. Yup, a bar who encourages you to write after drinking pints. And I wrote...I wrote about my comparison of B.Favre to an ex-boyfriend. It's a long story, but let's just say that Ceili's enjoyed it and bought me a round. Yeats' quote "There are no strangers here, only friends that have not met yet," is the establishments quote. It is the best quote for this restaurant as we never felt like a tourist. The service was great and everyone was incredibly friendly - cheers for a great evening!