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Sean Bolans, Bel Air's Irish Pub
12 South Main Street, Bel Air, MD 21014
There's not a day that goes by when I miss a eatery as good as what I had tonight with a buddy. Yes, I knew this restaurant was in the heart of Bel Air but never had a chance to visit until tonight. I was pretty familiar with Irish fare through my friend and his family a long time ago.
When I walked in with my buddy, the bar was on the right, welcomed by the bartender and we were free to choose where we wanted to sit.
The beer selection was interesting and the menu was simple and easy to read and choose from. One of my coworkers said that the red pepper crab soup was delicious. The menu had Sean Bolan's famous traditional food and I always wanted to try Bangers and Mash. (Irish sausage), grill slightly with Irish mash potato.
Quaint atmosphere, simple in décor but warm setting.
I was pleasantly surprised to receive my Bangers and Mash. The portion was perfect, just enough for din din. The dish came with two large sausages on mash potatoes. The sausage had natural casing because it was a crunchy snap. The sausage was juicy with moderate seasoning, just perfect. The mash potatoes was homemade seasoned just so slightly and the brown gravy added a rich flavor backing combined with the sausage and some mash potato makes a delicious mouth watering combination.
My buddy had the fish and chips and he was very happy with the portion. Next time I go I'll try the fish and chips. Looked just as delicious as my meal.
I had to try the dessert. I never had butter milk cheese cake, it was just so fabulous. Not thick or dense nor was it so light like Italian Ricotta cheesecake. It was creamy, unique texture and a pleasantly mild flavor.
Everything was wonderful. My only regret was why I didn't visit this establishment earlier.
Now Chef Woo Can has come across this Pub and Island Spice as the two places I would more than happy visit again. They were that good!
The only slight setback was the waitress, she seemed to have a slight attitude but won't sway me with my overall review of excellent.
Rating on scale of 1-5, I give Sean Bolans a "5". Go visit this place now and get a warm hot meal to warm your body.
Sean Bolans lives up to their name as Bel Air's Irish Pub
By Chef Woo Can at www.chefwoocan.com