THEMED MENUS HAPPENING NOW!
Effective June 30th the menu concept for Fork & Cork is changing to "themed" items, which will be a certain style of food. These menus are exclusive to Fork & Cork dining and will be offered for a limited time until the theme changes, so be sure to visit us as soon as possible to enjoy the cuisine! Additonally, due to slower summertime days and staffing issues, hours of operation have temporarily changed.
Pub expansion Summertime Hours:
Thursday 5 PM - 11 PM
Friday 5 PM - 11 PM
Saturday 5 PM - 11 PM
except for private events
CAJUN & CREOLE MENU
Our first themed menu, available for a very limited time
Available June 30th - July 16th
Chicken and Sausage Gumbo Cup $6 Bowl/Meal $13
Garnished with rice and green onions, with chicken, andouille sausage, bell peppers, onions, celery (the holy trinity) and spices. Be sure to ask for it “extra” spicy!
Cajun Crab Cakes $12
With remoulade sauce, served with roasted corn, bell peppers and green onions.
Blackened Chicken Salad $14
With cucumbers, tomatoes, roasted corn, red peppers and shaved onions. Served with grilled green onion vinaigrette.
Chef Justin’s secret family recipe! Traditional rice dish with chicken, andouille sausage, onion, celery and bell peppers (holy trinity), tomatoes and species, garnished with green onions. Ask for it spicy!
Shrimp Po’ Boy $16
Eight (8) shrimp lightly breaded in a secret blend of cornmeal, flower and spices. Served on a French bread hoagie with lettuce, tomato and pickles, with a side of remoulade sauce (or “Chef’s favorite” with just Louisiana hot sauce). Includes a side of Pub fries or warm Cajun potato salad.
Blackened Chicken Pasta $15
Penne pasta tossed in a Cajun crème sauce with blackened chicken, onion, bell peppers, celery (holy trinity), andouille sausage and garnished with green onions.
New Orleans Classic Roast Beef Po’ Boy $16
Sloppy goodness, you’ll need plenty of napkins! Thin sliced roast beef simmered in brown gravy piled on a French hoagie, served with lettuce, tomato and pickle Includes a side of Pub fries or warm Cajun potato salad.
Beignet Bites and Coffee $10
Classic New Orleans favorite dessert after a night of revelry, made popular by Café du Monde. Similar to a donut. Topped with powdered sugar with a side of chocolate and caramel sauce.
Note that all themed menu items are exclusive for dining on our Fork & Cork expansion side. However, to broaden the offerings, all Pub menu items are readily available.
NO RESERVATIONS REQUIRED
As of March 1, 2022 McGonigal's Pub officially expanded into our neighboring building space! To distinguish it from the spot you already know and love, we are calling it Fork & Cork. This is actually not a separate business, it's a complementary addition to the Pub; we envision this area as “An Upscale Pub Experience” for those seeking a slight departure from our loud, rowdy Irish Pub environment. Featuring an eclectic food menu, specialty cocktails, a variety of bourbons and craft beers, plenty of bar and table seating, several TVs and a jukebox, it’s the perfect getaway for groups, date night or whatever you seek. Plus, it's physically connected to the Pub's main level, so you can enjoy the best of both worlds without leaving the building!
Effective June 30th our menu options will become rotating "themes" which include a small selection of specific food genres, available for a limited time (roughly three weeks) when a new theme will become available.
Fork & Cork is also available to be rented out for private events. Please visit our Banquents-Events page for more details.
A brief history on the evolution of Fork & Cork
Back in the summer of 2009 the McGonigal family purchased two adjoining buildings in downtown Barrington – 105 S. Cook Street which became McGonigal’s Pub, and 205 Park Avenue developed into Park Avenue Wine Bar & Merchant. Both establishments opened March 9, 2010. Since that time the Pub itself hasn’t changed, but our next door building – for various reasons - has went through several changes of ownership & venues:
2010 – 2012: Park Avenue Wine Bar
2012 – 2016: The Annex (Pub owned)
2017 – 2018: Remember Charlotte’s
2019 – 2021: Big Iron Horse Barbecue
2022: Fork & Cork (Pub owned)
In late 2021 our friend who owned Big Iron Horse BBQ retired from the business and McGonigal’s Pub inherited the 205 Park Avenue space once again. Initially the working name for this additional space was “McGonigal’s Charhouse” but after quite a bit of industry research, hiring a new chef and working with feedback from our patrons, “Fork & Cork” was established. We feel this concept expands the Pub offerings to a new level and is a perfect fit for the Barrington region. We encourage you to give it a try!
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