Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Monday night = McCoy's

I've been in something of a food rut as of late. I find myself seeking out old favorites or eating at home more often than not. On Sunday I was guilty of baking a tater tot casserole. No lie. I come from a long line of casserole people, and nothing is more comforting than a casserole. Especially one made with miniature tater tots.
When not indulging in the food of my childhood, I've been eating at places I know I like. My adventurous side has been napping.
Take last night for example. Monday nights = McCoy's Public House. I know they have excellent specials on other nights of the week, but the Monday night special is my favorite. $6 pizzas. $6 burgers. $6 pitchers of their most excellent beer. It makes cooking at home seem silly when you can indulge in a Big Cheese burger with Merkt's Sharp Cheddar spread. Or a Tuscan Chicken Pizza with gorgonzola, bacon, and mushrooms. It helps take the sting out of Mondays.

McCoy's Public House
4057 Pennsylvania in Westport


Bruno said...

Huh, that's cool -- and I didn't know about it. McCoy's is high on my list, beerwise, and it seems like I may not need to think about Free State (all the way out in Lawrence) when I think about a good beer special on a Monday night. Good call!

Anonymous said...

But where's the recipe for this tater tot casserole? - jw

Sara said...

only you would be interested in this recipe.


1 bag frozen mini tater tots
1 lb. ground turkey
1 med white onion
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 c. frozen corn kernels
fresh ground pepper

preheat oven to 375 degrees and butter a 13" x 9" pyrex dish.
brown ground turkey with onion. when browned, add can of soup and turn off heat. add pepper to taste.
layer tater tots on bottom of pyrex. top with meat mixture. sprinkle with frozen corn. top with the rest of the bag of tater tots. add milk, pouring around sides of dish until it reaches almost to the top of the casserole.
bake for 45 minutes. broil for 3-4 minutes for extra crispy top layer of tots.
serve with hot sauce, or ketchup.

Anonymous said...

In MN, we like to call this tater tot hotdish. Oh ya sure - you betcha!

Anonymous said...

I like McCoy's, but didn't know about their Monday night special, so thanks! Any suggestions for restaurants with good Thursday night specials?

-KC Lone Star

P.S. My roomate and I enjoy eating lunch at Tarantino's at least once a week now, thanks to your recommendation. I live 4 blocks from there and had never tried it before!