Celebrate St. Paddy’s Day at Thee Elbow Room
If you are like me, St. Patrick’s Day brings thoughts of corned beef, cabbage and all things green. I’m happy to report you’ll find all three and more on the patio of Thee Elbow Room. Owner Cristal Arguelles, pictured here, knows a thing or two about corned beef. As a matter of fact, it’s one of her specialties. High-quality brisket marinates in house brine for 21 days! The cooking process continues for 48 hours until it reaches your plate in thin, melt-in-your-mouth slices sandwiched between slices of grilled rye bread. This sandwich is made complete with yellow mustard, (Cristal will have it no other way) and house made dill pickles. This is something you will want to sink your teeth into. Their delightful green salad with tangy homemade balsamic vinaigrette adds the perfect accompaniment. For St. Paddy’s Thee Elbow Room will also be serving traditional corned beef and cabbage as well as bangers and mash.
When you think Thee Elbow Room think handcrafted beer. For $8 you can get a flight of four beers served on a paper tray that is labeled with your choices. On St. Pat’s Moylans Dragoons Dry Irish Stout and Kiltlifter Scotish Ale, as well as green beer(!) will be on the menu. Soft pretzels are a natural with beer and Thee Elbow’s giant Bavarian pretzel served with house made spicy honey mustard and pub cheese hits the spot. The pretzel, imported from Bavaria, is served warm and is as big as a dinner plate.
Last week Cristal, Carole /Revelation TOPS, Shara/A New Luke Salon, Karen/Panache Hair, and I had a wonderful Montrose evening shooting and enjoying the breeze on the patio. We were surrounded by Chinese lanterns that swayed in the gentle winds under the tarp. Magical indeed! The evening ended with their not-to-be missed sticky toffee pudding, an English cake topped with toffee sauce and a side of whipped cream. Thee Elbow Room is a pleasant Montrose destination to be enjoyed for lunch and dinner, especially this St. Paddy’s Day! Watch for more pictures of this special night on the Montrose Shopping Park Facebook page. Thanks for reading and keeping it local.