If you ever happen to end up in The Golden Triangle in Ottawa Canada on a Tuesday night, make sure you go to Deacons Brodies Scottish Pub and order the braised pulled pork taco. Deacon is on the corner of Elgin and Cooper Street. The pulled pork tacos are on special for Taco Tuesdays only! Once in awhile the owner will offer his famous pulled pork in a special but your best chance is coming in for Taco Tuesdays. You’ll have three options for this $5 taco; fish, pulled pork or chicken. Definitely go for the pork!
All the ingredients in this famous taco are homemade right here on Elgin Street. The chef slowly braises the pork shoulder with his homemade barbecue sauce, franks and some “other bits of magic” that he wasn’t willing to disclose. I can’t say I don’t blame him for keeping this recipe a secret. The shoulder is then cooked down, pulled apart and mixed in its own cooking liquor and lovely juices. While it’s cooking he prepares his home made house slaw and house made stout mayonnaise. The pulled pork is then placed on a warm tortilla, covered with the house slaw and house made stout mayonnaise to finish it off.
You will have plenty of selection of micro brewed draft beer too. I choose the Belhaven Black Scottish Stout to go with my tacos. If beer isn’t your thing they have a fully stocked bar too with some great whisky selections.
Their business card claims them as Elgin Streets only whisky bar. With over 160 available whiskies, a whisky club and monthly whisky tastings this is the place to come to sample and learn more about whisky.
The whisky club is free to sign up; all you have to provide is your email address. They will send you regular updates on new whisky arrivals, specials and reminders. Not to mention they also track which whiskies you have tried so you can continue your tasting experience the next time you visit. By tracking what you’ve enjoyed, you also receive a complimentary whisky ($9.95 value) after 10 whiskies, a complimentary whisky ($21.95 value) after 20 whiskies, a complimentary Glencairn crystal nosing glass and a complimentary whisky ($9.95 value) after 30 whiskies or a complimentary whisky flight after 40 whiskies. The first Sunday of the month is their monthly whisky tasting, where you can buy flights of various pre-paired whiskies.
Not only is the food great, but the servers and the bar tenders are very friendly and spot on! The atmosphere is also very inviting and cozy. This is truly a great local spot to enjoy your layover at while in YOW.
Always remember to enjoy any type of alcohol responsibly.
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Deacons Brodies Scottish Pub
247 Elgin Street, Ottawa,
Ontario, Canada, K2P0G1