Granny de Vere’s Irish Shepherd’s Pie
In the heart of downtown Sacramento, there stands a small slice of Ireland called de Vere’s Irish Pub. Inside you’ll find a wealth of whiskeys, an abundance of beer and of course, the fine whiffs of Irish cuisine, all intermingled with the laughs and groans of regulars gazing up towards whatever sports game is on TV.
I made my acquaintance with de Vere’s several weeks ago when I became a stand-in for a trivia team member who couldn’t make it every week. Every Monday, de Vere’s has trivia tournaments that are actually very humbling. I definitely should have paid more attention in geography, and that’s saying it lightly.
But at any rate, my shortage of knowledge is usually filled with a surplus of delicious Irish food, which most likely has some sort of potato in it. One dish on their menu takes the cake though, or pie rather. Granny’s Shepherd’s Pie is filled with ground beef, fresh vegetables, rich gravy and is topped with a swirled crust of golden mashed potatoes. But that’s not all! For a nominal fee you can even top it off with a fried egg, which I highly recommend by the way. They sell it in a large or smaller dish, whichever your stomach can handle.
If pie’s not your dish, their menu is great; anything from bangers and mash to beer cheese nachos. I think all your Irish food cravings will be satisfied, even if you didn’t know you had them! Or if you just need to get your drink on, Ireland-style, de Vere’s is the place to go. Just don’t forget to say “Sláinte” (pronounced SLAN-chuh) as you do so. It’s the Irish saying for “good health.” It’s kind of ironic that “good health” would be your drinking toast, but then again, who wouldn’t need good health after a night of drinking? Am I right?
de Vere’s Irish Pub
1521 L Street
Sacramento, CA 95814