Stout is an Irish pub in NYC.
It is located on 33rd Street between 6th & 7th Avenues. I stumbled upon Stout by happenstance on my first Red River Rivalry in NYC [by the way, if you’re unaware about the RRR, it is, in a nutshell, THE Texas–OU football game. All you really need to know is that it’s BIG]. Anyway, I’m on my way to work and, thanks to the MTA, I had to take an alternate route and as I’m walking down 33rd Street, a very familiar–albeit not in a NYC setting–site appeared: Texas Longhorn flags. 6 Texas Longhorn flags to be exact.
Turns out Stout is where the Texas Exes in NYC meet. THUS, a place to watch the football games. All of them, especially the RRR! So, after work I head over to Stout. Worked my way through a sea of burnt orange, found a lonely seat at the bar (actually, a cute boy gave it up for me!), and ordered a Stella and a burger. Did I want Stout Sauce with my fries? Hmmmm….I asked the bartender: do I?
One taste: YES! I don’t know what’s in it and Stout is definitely not giving up their secret recipe, but whatever it is…it is delicious. Even skeptics who don’t like anything weird or foreign or orange like Stout Sauce. It’s tangy and my guess is that it’s a mustardy ketchup concoction. But whatever it is–it is great with fries…and burgers…and sliders…and calamari…and really, anything else you want to slather it on.