For some reason, maybe it's the clean, cold air, but since I've been here - I've been freakin' starving. Starving for protein. Sure, I've had some really tasty halibut and an amazing piece of freshly caught salmon - but I really craved something that used to belong on a cow... Since the Mermaid Cafe specializes in organic, healthy fare and not stuff that can kill you if you eat enough of it, I had to choose another venue for dinner. So I crossed the street one more time and ordered up a New York steak at Duggans.
This time however, the service was great! Prompt, friendly, the drunk pool players had been replaced by, if not sober, at least subdued players, and the atmosphere was very nice.
And to top it off, they were out of New York steaks - so the cook, a lovely fellow who is interested in (aren't they all) commercial fishing - took it upon himself to substitute a tender, melt in your mouth Rib Eye - for the same price... Yummy steak, baked potato and salad with a Coca-cola - in a pleasant environment. What more could a girl ask for?