Sunday, March 13, 2005

I'M A WHAT???

HOW I SPENT MY VACATION

Naturally, we found the best pub in Ft. Wayne. How could it not be with a name like this... MAD ANTHONY BREWERY COMPANY and Munchie Emporium!

Absolute great atmosphere. Wonderful mix of people dining in the restaurant area and warming the seats at the bar. The bartenders were top shelf! We went three times while I was there. On the second trip we met one of the owners. Sometimes it is astonding how small the world really is. We mentioned we were from Kentucky and he responded that he had lived in West Kentucky for many years. In Paducah, of all places! (Very close to Murray where I first attended college).

Besides having truly great beer, the best being the Ruby Raspberry Wheat Ale, they also sell mugs that hold 22 ounces. The cost of the mug  $39.95!! The mugs are housed on a shelf behind the bar. When you come in, you are served in your personalized and specific mug. You receive that much more beer than your normal pint, and pay 50 cents less! We quickly figured that based on going three times a week, having x amount of beers each trip...the mug would pay for itself in less than two months!

How could I not love a pub that has a menu with an old VW bus on the front sporting the tag line, PEACE LOVE AND HOPPINESS? And a beer called Old Crippled Bastard!!!

While at the bar talking to the owner, one of the regular patrons over heard the conversation. As we were leaving, he yells goodbye to us, and welcome to Ft. Wayne and Mad Anthony's!! "You're a Hoosier now!" he happily shouted at us.

I never thought I'd see the day!

20 comments:

nellemclaughlin said...

OMG that place sounds great! I wonder why more bars haven't thought of the personalized mug thing? What a great idea! My husband would love that place! Nelle

sistercdr said...

That place sounds great!

yakima127 said...

You always find the coolest places!  JAE

xzasporated1 said...

Mad Anthony's is the bomb.  And that's one thing we can say for Indiana (and believe me, we say A LOT of things about Indiana, but we're the only ones allowed to.  Anybody else does, and we whoop 'em.) we love our beer and we love welcoming new Hoosiers.

So...welcome.  We're glad to have you here!  You'll get used to the place in, oh...25 years or so.  Just remember:  March is Holy Month.

~~ jennifer

sunnyside46 said...

you know you're home when you find your bar!
Marti
http://journals.aol.com/sunnyside46/MidlifeMusings

ryanagi said...

Heh. Soon, you can go where everyone will know your name. LOL Having a regular watering hole is a good start.

belfastcowboy75 said...

I thought I'd read something here about giving up alcohol for Lent. It must have been some other journal.

suzypwr said...

Only you could turn Ft Wayne, IN into a fun place!
xoxo

my78novata said...

WOW hw cool I wish we could find a nice place like that. I have yet to see the day that lexington has a nice place WITH a dance floor too of course. Thats what is hard to find aroun dhere. But sounds like you really found a nice place even with no dance floor Lori

dcmeyer420 said...

Ft. Wayne, IN and the lovely hippie chick!  VW, peace, love and hoppiness... Sounds like you found home, Mary!

njlittlebear said...

Sounds fun as hell !  Glad you had a good time !

NJLB
http://journals.aol.com/njlittlebear/MyBigFatGeekLife

sonensmilinmon said...

Hi Hoosier! LOL  Hey, I can laugh, I'm a former Hoosier.  So, tell me what is a hoosier, and HOW did they get that title?  Do you know?  I've heard so many stories.  

Monica

cneinhorn said...

love the name of that beer!  LOL

~JerseyGirl
http://journals.aol.com/cneinhorn/WonderGirl

lisaram1955 said...

Told ya you'd find the best places!  Lisa  :-]

sunflowerkat321 said...

As one Hoosier to another (I was born and raised in Indiana)...it's good to hear someone speak with enthusiasm about the state.  It really IS a very nice place.

judithheartsong said...

delightful.......... :):) judi

globetrotter2u said...

My husband and I always scout out the bet pubs in town before we do anything else. It's always so much fun. My favorite back in my beloved Pa. was The Flying Pig. It even inspired stories and poetry in me, believe it or not. Love the names on Mad Anthony's menu! Definitely my kind of place. Unfortunately, we still haven't found our favorite pub since we moved down here to geriatric country a few months ago. Sure you want to retire to Florida?
Maryanne

redhdka said...

Very very cool. I need to get out more. Thanks for taking me to the bar with ya.

mrccgoody said...

You're a WHAT?
:(
I forgot, for a minute...
:(
So do Hoosiers make fun of their own driving?

txsguinan said...

Trust you to Find the Fun in FT. Wayne, IN!  This place sounds wonderful.  I've said it before and I'll say it again; you are a woman after my own heart.  I want to go pub crawlin' with you.

And I'll make you a wager ~ I can make that mug pay off in ONE month!  ;D