Angi and I interviewed Chef Steven Paizis, head chef at McNellie’s Pub a couple weeks ago. Their official grand opening is tonight with beer, burgers and bagpipes.
The much-anticipated Grand Opening of James E. McNellie’s Public House is finally here! Join us Wednesday, July 2 from 6 – 9 p.m. (or later) at McNellie’s located in the heart of Midtown at 1100 Classen Drive for our Grand Opening party. The beer will be flowing and appetizers will be served. You won’t want to miss this! Suspicious Contra Band and Boru’s Ghost will also be out playing traditional Irish tunes! Did I mention Bag Pipes? They will be there, too. You don’t want to miss this one-of-a-kind party. Beer, bands and bag pipes … what more could you ask for? – Wimgo.com
The Oklahoman’s Food Editor Sharon Dowell has an article in today’s Oklahoman about the chef and his tasty work.
So I did.
Angi and I had a 9 a.m. shoot at McNellie’s Pub, which just opened a few days ago. It’s in the Midtown part of Oklahoma City, just north of downtown at NW 10 and Walker. It’s in the old Plaza Court building where Veazey’s drug store used to be back in the day.
The official name of the establishment is James E. McNellie’s Public House. The owner, Elliott Nelson, spent a few months in Ireland, decided he liked their pubs, so he opened one in Tulsa called McNellie’s Pub – a play on his last name. It went well, so now he’s trying one in our backyard.
We shot two videos, a typical “DnA” video where we talk with someone about their establishment. And Angi interviewed the head chef, Steven, in the kitchen as he whipped up some really good pasta.
Pretty good morning I’d say – surrounded by 350 beers and good food.