Kelly the Culinarian: Food find: Mickey Finn's

Friday, October 5, 2007

Food find: Mickey Finn's

When I'm feeling homesick, food is always a comfort that brings familiar places into focus. Tonight I was thinking about Mickey Finn's, a Libertyville eatery and microbrewery that's been around longer than my family has lived in the North suburb.

It was only recently that I was able to drink the brews there, but I've been enjoying their eats for quite a bit longer. Recently, my mom and I had a quick bite there -- we got an appetizer of chips and salsa and split a cheeseburger. The chips were a bit hard and the salsa was mild for our taste, but it still tasted OK and we ate quite a bit of it. The burger was delicious -- it was still juicy when cooked medium-well and the toppings were all fresh and crunchy. The fries served with the burger were delicious; blistery on the outside from frying and hot and cooked on the inside with a pleasantly hot taste from the seasonings.

But on this particular visit, I came for the beer. I had the 847, which is the North suburban area code, and I found it to be satisfying but not filling. It's an American-style wheat that balances hops and malts. I also had the pale ale as well, which was slightly citrus-y and hoppy. I didn't really like the hoppy quality, but I'd have either of these beers again.
Mickey Finn's is just a hometown tradition that should be savored by Libertyville residents. It's a local eatery that we should support because of their tradition with the town, tasty bites and savory brews. I miss home tonight.


ZoeyBella said...

Awww... don't get too homesick. :)

The food, as always, looks good. That's the great thing about local secrets. They have great food and always bring back good memories.

Big Boys Oven said...

you know you are so lucky as the portion you get is so huge compare to mine here......:{.....:)