There’s A Word For That. And Its Probably German.

Forget Schadenfreude, these are even better.

1) Weltschmerz (n.): mental depression or apathy caused by comparison of the actual state of the world with an ideal state

They say that the grass is greener on the other side, but it’s that kind of mindset that causes the grass on your side of the picket fence to look gray and infested with earwigs. Which is to say, comparing a perfect situation to the real life scenario is bound to land you with severe case of weltschmerz, a word used to describe the disappointment you feel after watching the inevitable destruction of your unrealistic expectations. (Thanks for that, every Disney movie ever.)

2) Kummerspeck (n.): excess weight gained from emotional overeating

One can always count on the Germans to be literal and they do not disappoint with kummerspeck, the exact translation of this phrase being “grief bacon.” As in, “I bombed that test on vegetarianism so badly, I need some bacon to cure my grief.” Other possible food substitutes include candy, ice cream, tubs of cookie dough, bathtubs of cookie dough, and carrots, for all you “healthy” stress eaters that put the rest of us to shame.

3) Torschlusspanik (n.): the fear, usually as one gets older, that time is running out and important opportunities are slipping away

Picture this: you’re 26 years old. You’re living with your parents and struggling to maintain the underpaid assistant job, meanwhile, your best friends are landing CEO positions and securing future husbands. Nothing is happening according to the 5-year plan that you made during your senior year of college, and you can’t help shake the feeling that someone accidentally clicked “fast forward” on your life. That particular type of desperation is known as torschlusspanik, meaning “fear of the gate closing.”

4) Fremdschämen (n.): the almost-horror you feel when you notice that somebody is oblivious to how embarrassing they truly are

The only thing worse than being in an embarrassing situation is watching someone enter an embarrassing situation and being powerless to stop it. Grandparents and sitcom characters are usually the worst offenders of obliviousness and the most likely to evoke fremdschamen, or the cathartic sense of pain you feel witnessing another person make a fool of themselves.

5) Backpfeifengesicht (n.): a face that cries out for a fist in it

You all know one of these people.

6) Erklärungsnot (n.): the state of having to quickly explain yourself

Erklarungsnot refers to the exact moment you are caught with your hand in the cookie jar and forced to explain yourself with only a split second to think. Unless you’re a good liar, the results of erklarungsnot are usually unbelievable and silly, like “my dog ate my homework” or “I didn’t know streaking through the grocery store was illegal!”

7) Treppenwitz (n.): the things you should have said but only occur to you when it is too late

Also known as, every comeback you’ve ever had that only came to you 20 minutes after the other person walked away. The Germans have a word for that, treppenwitz, and it perfectly describes my existence.

8) Vergangenheitsbewaeltigung (n.): the struggle to come to terms with the past

Listen… you can’t take back that one time you sneezed all over your crush or got catfished by a 12-year-old boy on the Internet. What makes the past so special is that it cannot be changed. The Germans know this concept so well that they made a whole new word for it, one that I will not type out again because it might take me a year or two.

9) Handschuhschneeballwerfer (n.): a coward willing to criticize and abuse from a safe distance

The literal translation of this word might provide some more perspective: a person who wears gloves to throw snowballs. No? It doesn’t? Well, that’s a shame. As far as I know, this term is meant to describe someone who chooses to talk behind someone’s back instead of to their face.

10) Allgemeinbildung (n.): everything that any adult capable of living independently can reasonably be expected to know

There is technically a phrase for this in English, “common sense,” but allgemeinbildung turns it into one word and gives you another excuse to speak German.

11.) Jantelagen: Swedish term for ignoring success of others

When someone famous enters the room, and all the people around use up all their energy to ignore the fact that the person is famous.

12.) Hygge: Danish term to describe a characteristic of coziness on comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being.

When it is snowing out and you’re in your flannel PJ’s snug as a bug in a cashmere rug cradling your hot cocoa in two hands, you’re getting Hygge with it.

13.) Lagom: Swedish term to describe a quality of “ something in just the right amount”, or done in comfortable moderation and balance

Welcome to the Goldilocks zone: everything in moderation, so it feels exactly right.

14.) Fika: Swedish word for a break in the day for coffee and something sweet, expressly for the purpose of setting aside a moment in time

Overheard in offices across Stockholm at 2:00 pm. “Let’s Fika?” “No, Can you Go Fika Yourself”. “Impossible!”

15.) Orka: Swedish term relating to be bothered to do something.

Not bothered in the sense of being nagged into to doing it. Orka is the internal itch that makes you act.  

16.) Gruglede: Swedish emotion which occurs when regarding and upcoming event your looking forward to with a mix of excitement and dread.

“Gruglede” is like excitement, with a tinge of fear. Like you might feel on the first day of school, or waiting for a new baby, or a new Mets season. It comes from the words “grue,” meaning dread, and “glede,” which means to happily look forward to something.

17.) Kalsarikännit: Finnish tradition literally means “drinking at home, alone, in your underwear”

Loosely translated and anglicized as “päntsdrunk and is basically 2020 in a nutshell

18.) Saudade: Portuguese term for sense of loss over something you never had.

Saudade refers to a longing for something you don’t or can’t have, but it’s, like, more than that, though. A nostalgia for something you’ve never known… kinda. There’s a lot to unwrap there.

19.) Mamihlapinatapai Argentinian word for the look shared between two people when both are wishing the other would do something neither wants to

Washing the dishes after dinner, cleaning out the litter box, the possibilities are endless.

WOULD YOU RATHER?

If you’re going to be looking at your phone you might as well start a fun conversation with your tablemates. Here’s a few starters:

1. Would you rather the aliens that make first contact be robotic or organic?

Which would be less likely to wipe us off the face of the planet?

2. Would you rather lose the ability to read or lose the ability to speak?

If you strongly swing introvert or extrovert, this might be pretty easy for you.

3. Would you rather have a golden voice or a silver tongue?

To be honest, I just put this one in because I thought it has a nice ring to it. Nothing like some good idioms.

4. Would you rather be covered in fur or covered in scales?

Built in blanket or +2 armor, which one will you choose?

5. Would you rather be in jail for a year or lose a year off your life?

Is a bad year worth living or is better to give up a year of your life?

6. Would you rather always be 10 minutes late or always be 20 minutes early?

Feel rushed or feel bored. Make others wait or have to wait. Have a hard time getting a job or be constantly waiting around looking at your phone. Choose wisely.

7. Would you rather have one real get out of jail free card or a key that opens any door?

One free crime of your choice or a life of limitless theft and/or espionage. Get in touch with your inner criminal.

8. Would you rather know the history of every object you touched or be able to talk to animals?

Basically, the best veterinarian/zoologist on the planet or the most incredible archaeologist ever.

9. Would you rather be married to a 10 with a bad personality or a 6 with an amazing personality?

This answer probably changes quite a bit depending on if you are or have ever been married.

10. Would you rather be able to talk to land animals, animals that fly, or animals that live under the water?

The most important question is, what would the conversations be like?

11. Would you rather have all traffic lights you approach be green or never have to stand in line again?

Look at you, big shot, the World making way for you!

12. Would you rather spend the rest of your life with a sailboat as your home or an RV as your home?

The waves, the sun, the smell of salty air. The open road before you, also the sun, the smell of the pines. Either one sounds pretty good about right now.

13. Would you rather give up all drinks except for water or give up eating anything that was cooked in an oven?

Food choice, or beverage choice, tough pick.

14. Would you rather be able to see 10 minutes into your own future or 10 minutes into the future of anyone but yourself?

Both would be pretty cool. Either one would make a great superpower.

15. Would you rather have an easy job working for someone else or work for yourself but work incredibly hard?

This is a great question to help you decide how well you would do as an entrepreneur.

16. Would you rather be the first person to explore a planet or be the inventor of a drug that cures a deadly disease?

Explorer or humanitarian, you’ll go down in history books either way, but which way do you want to be remembered?

17. Would you rather go back to age 5 with everything you know now or know now everything your future self will learn?

Either way, you will definitely have a leg up. You would be the smartest 5-year-old on the playground but man, it would be rough going through puberty again.

18. Would you rather be able to control animals (but not humans) with your mind or control electronics with your mind?

You feeling that druid vibe or more of a cyberpunk vibe?

19. Would you rather have unlimited international first-class tickets or never have to pay for food at restaurants?

Choosing between food and travel. I don’t know about you, but it’s probably the hardest choice on this list for me.

20. Would you rather see what was behind every closed door or be able to guess the combination of every safe on the first try?

So, will you be a super thief or a super snoop? Will you use your powers for good or evil?

21. Would you rather be an average person in the present or a king of a large country 2500 years ago?

Being king pro: You get to tell everyone what to do. Living in the past con: Dentistry. Or the lack thereof.

22. Would you rather be able to dodge anything no matter how fast it’s moving or be able to ask any three questions and have them answered accurately?

How about it, you Neo or a second-rate Aladdin? Information is power, but dodging bullets is pretty cool. A lot of cardio though.

23. Would you rather be forced to dance every time you heard music or be forced to sing along to any song you heard?

Sure, people will look at you funny, but either one you choose, own it.

24. Would you rather have all your clothes fit perfectly or have the most comfortable pillow, blankets, and sheets in existence?

You want to be comfy in the streets or comfy in the sheets?

25. Would you rather 5% of the population have telepathy, or 5% of the population have telekinesis? You are not part of the 5% that has telepathy or telekinesis.

Well not everyone gets lucky. But you know if everyone is a superhero then no one is.

26. Would you rather be an unimportant character in the last movie you saw or an unimportant character in the last book you read?

Just remember that all the supporting characters in your life are the main character in their own. Not sure why you need to remember it, but it sounds pseudo-profound right?

27. Would you rather move to a new city or town every week or never be able to leave the city or town you were born in?

“Lord, I was born a rambling man…” Or do you prefer… “Our house, in the middle our street…”

28. Would you rather be completely insane and know that you are insane or completely insane and believe you are sane?

Sure, being plain old sane might be the preferred choice, but that’s not an option!

29. Would you rather travel the world for a year on a shoestring budget or stay in only one country for a year but live in luxury?

Do you prefer the high life or the wandering life? Both have their benefits. But more than likely you instantly know which is right for you.

30. Would you rather suddenly be elected a senator or suddenly become a CEO of a major company? (You won’t have any more knowledge about how to do either job than you do right now.)

Is it just me or would this make a good comedy movie/TV show?

31. Would you rather live in virtual reality where you are all powerful or live in the real world and be able to go anywhere but not be able to interact with anyone or anything?

A god in the machine or a ghost in the real world.

32. Would you rather have whatever you are thinking to appear above your head for everyone to see or have absolutely everything you do live streamed for anyone to see?

Privacy for your thoughts, or privacy for you, which do you value more?

33. Would you rather be only able to watch the few movies with a Rotten Tomatoes score of 95-100% or only be able to watch the majority of movies with a Rotten Tomatoes score of 94% and lower?

Quality is great, but does it outweigh quantity? I leave that up to you to decide.

34. Would you rather wake up as a new random person every year and have full control of them for the whole year or once a week spend a day inside a stranger without having any control of them?

No matter which you choose that would be one crazy life to live.

35. Would you rather know how above or below average you are at everything or know how above or below average people are at one skill/talent just by looking at them?

It’s amazing how many uses these two would have once you start thinking about them and how they would play out in real life.

36. Would you rather live until you are 200 but look like you are 200 the whole time even though you are healthy or look like you are 25 all the way until you die at age 65?

You can’t judge a book by its cover. But people still do.

Funny would you rather questions

These would you rather questions will hopefully be good for a laugh, or at least the start of a funny conversation.

37. Would you rather be a reverse centaur or a reverse mermaid/merman?

The mental picture is definitely worth a thousand of my words.

38. Would you rather your only mode of transportation be a donkey or a giraffe?

Very cool and impractical or kind of lame but a lot more practical.

39. Would you rather only be to use a fork (no spoon) or only be able to use a spoon (no fork)?

Sure, you like soup, but do you like it enough to give up using a fork?

40. Would you rather every shirt you ever wear be kind of itchy or only be able to use 1 ply toilet paper?

Let’s be honest, both are a fate worse than death.

41. Would you rather have edible spaghetti hair that regrows every night or sweat (not sweet) maple syrup?

So, um yeah, sometimes you get so tired, and you just type stuff. And sometimes you keep it. And this I’m keeping.

42. Would you rather have to read aloud every word you read or sing everything you say out loud?

You are going to get the side eye from a lot of folks either way!

43. Would you rather wear a wedding dress/tuxedo every single day or wear a bathing suit every single day?

Either way, you are going to need to find a job suited to your strict attire requirements. Bathing suit, lifeguard. Tux, probably lots of options. Wedding dress… hmm that one might be a little more difficult.

44. Would you rather be unable to move your body every time it rains or not be able to stop moving while the sun is out?

Which do you value more, your peaceful rest time or getting stuff done?

45. Would you rather have all dogs try to attack you when they see you or all birds try to attack you when they see you?

Birds or Cujo, either way, better put on your chainmail before heading out the door!

46. Would you rather be compelled to high five everyone you meet or be compelled to give wedgies to anyone in a green shirt?

Oh man, either way, you might take a beating walking around. Just hope you don’t live in a city!

47. Would you rather have skin that changes color based on your emotions or tattoos appear all over your body depicting what you did yesterday?

Whew, the tattoos would be super embarrassing, but then again it would be rough having everyone know how you feel all the time.

48. Would you rather randomly time travel +/- 20 years every time you fart or teleport to a different place on earth (on land, not water) every time you sneeze?

This is another that would make a great TV series. Especially if they combined them. I only hope they make it a dark comedy.

49. Would you rather there be a perpetual water balloon war going on in your city/town or a perpetual food fight?

Yeah, let’s just pretend that whatever is being thrown, once it hits the ground, it disappears. Nobody wants tons of popped balloon fragments or rotting food around.

50. Would you rather have to fart loudly every time you have a serious conversation or have to burp after every kiss?

This is like the worst set of superpowers ever. Hope you can find an SO who is super understanding.

51. Would you rather become twice as strong when both of your fingers are stuck in your ears or crawl twice as fast as you can run?

One incredibly goofy, one incredibly creepy. Which will you choose?!

52. Would you rather have everything you draw become real but be permanently terrible at drawing or be able to fly but only as fast as you can walk?

The most underwhelming superpowers. I would totally watch a show or movie about superheroes with really under powered powers.

53. Would you rather thirty butterflies instantly appear from nowhere every time you sneeze or one very angry squirrel appear from nowhere every time you cough?

Cold and flu season is going to be really weird for you.

54. Would you rather vomit uncontrollably for one minute every time you hear the happy birthday song or get a headache that lasts for the rest of the day every time you see a bird (including in pictures or a video)?

Yeah, this is another one I don’t really know what to say. Nothing catchy here just a very bizarre choice.

55. Would you rather eat a sandwich made from 4 ingredients in your fridge chosen at random or eat a sandwich made by a group of your friends from 4 ingredients in your fridge?

Knowing my friends, definitely the ingredients chosen at random. I hope you have nicer friends than I do…

56. Would you rather everyone be required to wear identical silver jumpsuits or any time two people meet and are wearing an identical article of clothing they must fight to the death?

The future is a fashion dystopia! There is no fashion, or everyone must be extremely unique in their fashion or face possible death.

Good would you rather questions

Just some general would you rather questions that are fun to answer. No theme or anything, just enjoy!

57. Would you rather be a famous director or a famous actor?

The limelight or the credit, your choice.

58. Would you rather be a practicing doctor or a medical researcher?

Both help to make peoples’ lives better. But both have some serious downsides that go along with them.

59. Would you rather live in a cave or live in a tree house?

Which do you cheer for in fantasy movies and books, dwarves or elves?

60. Would you rather be able to control fire or water?

How about it, you a Zuko or a Katara?

61. Would you rather live without the internet or live without AC and heating?

This question gets a lot harder to answer the hotter or colder it is where you live.

62. Would you rather be able to teleport anywhere or be able to read minds?

Either one would make for an amazing superpower.

63. Would you rather be unable to use search engines or unable to use social media?

And of course, Reddit counts as social media, even if you are just lurking.

64. Would you rather be beautiful/handsome but stupid or intelligent but ugly?

The old dilemma of beauty vs. intelligence, which is more important? Is ignorance truly bliss, or is that just cop out?

65. Would you rather be balding but fit or overweight with a full head of hair?

Sure, you can always lose weight, but how many people actually do lose weight. As for the other, a lot of work, but a lot of hair as well. How much do you love those locks Fabio?

66. Would you rather never be able to eat meat or never be able to eat vegetables?

Forced carnivore or vegetarian, I suppose for vegans and vegetarians this is an easy choice.

67. Would you rather have a completely automated home or a self-driving car?

It won’t be long until everyone has both! Whether they like it or not. Just kidding! Or am I?

68. Would you rather be an amazing painter or a brilliant mathematician?

The arts or the sciences, which do you prefer?

69. Would you rather be famous but ridiculed or be just a normal person?

It ain’t easy being famous, but it does have its perks! What am I talking about? I have no idea what it’s like being famous.

70. Would you rather have a flying carpet or a car that can drive underwater?

Aladdin or James Bond, either way, you are about to get way more awesome. Until someone steals it.

71. Would you rather never be stuck in traffic again or never get another cold?

Both are incredibly annoying. Guess it depends on your commute and how often you get sick.

72. Would you rather have a bottomless box of Legos or a bottomless gas tank?

You’ll be rich either way. Sure, gas would probably get you more money in the long run, but infinite Legos sounds like a lot of fun.

73. Would you rather be forced to eat only spicy food or only incredibly bland food?

You want that fire, or you want that … um … opposite of fire? Yeah, so you like spicy food or really hate spicy food?

74. Would you rather be a bowling champion or a curling champion?

I would love to see a mix of both sports. Sure, it would probably be messy, and there would be lots of injuries, but I reckon it would be pretty entertaining.

75. Would you rather be fantastic at riding horses or amazing at driving dirt bikes?

I mean let’s face it, either one would be pretty awesome.

76. Would you rather never be able to wear pants or never be able to wear shorts?

This one depends a lot on where you live. While it might be a tough call for a lot of my readers, I think it will be much easier for those of you in colder climates.

77. Would you rather live the next 10 years of your life in China or Russia?

Both big, diverse, and interesting but very different in a lot of ways. So, which do you think would be a good fit for you?

78. Would you rather live on the beach or in a cabin in the woods?

Beach bum or … woods bum? Is that a thing? That’s probably not a thing. Woodsman/woodswoman, there we go.

79. Would you rather be lost in a bad part of town or lost in the forest?

You got those street smarts or those wilderness smarts? Or would you just be up the creek no matter which you picked?

80. Would you rather have a horrible short-term memory or a horrible long-term memory?

Or you could be like me and just have horrible short-term and long-term memory!

81. Would you rather be completely invisible for one day or be able to fly for one day?

The age-old question, flying or invisibility. Experience or utility, the choice is yours!

82. Would you rather never be able to use a touchscreen or never be able to use a keyboard and mouse?

Electronic interface devices. Makes for an exciting would you rather question right? Okay, well I thought it was good enough to leave in.

83. Would you rather have unlimited sushi for life or unlimited tacos for life? (both are amazingly delicious and can be any type of sushi/taco you want)

I love both so much, I don’t know how I would decide.

84. Would you rather get one free round trip international plane ticket every year or be able to fly domestic anytime for free?

Travel, travel, travel, oh to be traveling again.

85. Would you rather be able to be free from junk mail or free from email spam for the rest of your life?

Now you can choose between old school spam and new spam. But the real question is, what will be the next spam?

86. Would you rather give up bathing for a month or give up the internet for a month?

How much stink is the internet worth?

87. Would you rather give up watching TV/movies for a year or give up playing games for a year?

That includes phone games for those app gamers out there. Who knows, even with how much I love entertainment, it might be good to unplug from both for a year.

88. Would you rather never be able to drink sodas like coke again or only be able to drink sodas and nothing else?

This one totally depends on how much you love sodas vs. how much you love other drinks.

89. Would you rather have amazingly fast typing/texting speed or be able to read ridiculously fast?

Input. Output. What is more important to you?

90. Would you rather live under a sky with no stars at night or live under a sky with no clouds during the day?

As a side note, if you hate clouds, check out the southwest USA.

91. Would you rather have free Wi-Fi wherever you go or be able to drink unlimited free coffee at any coffee shop?

But I need both! Lots of coffee shops have free Wi-Fi, but as soon as you step out, it vanishes. Global connectivity or global caffeine. The choice is yours.

92. Would you rather take amazing selfies, but all of your other pictures are horrible or take breathtaking photographs of anything but yourself?

You going for the influencer life or that photographer life? Either way, keep hustling!

93. Would you rather never get a paper cut again or never get something stuck in your teeth again?

Not sure which I would pick, but either would be a blessing.

94. Would you rather never have another embarrassing fall in public or never feel the need to pass gas in public again?

Who knows, maybe you like passing gas in public, I don’t know how nasty you are. This might be an easy question for those crop dusters out there.

95. Would you rather lose your best friend or all of your friends except for your best friend?

Guess it all depends how awesome your best friend is or if you prefer that friend buffet action.

96. Would you rather it never stops snowing (the snow never piles up) or never stops raining (the rain never causes floods)?

Sure, both will get annoying after a while, but which would be less annoying?

97. Would you rather never be able to leave your own country or never be able to fly in an airplane?

How much do you like riding on trains and boats?

98. Would you rather never have a toilet clog on you again or never have the power go out again?

The water always goes down, or the grid always stays up.

99. Would you rather earbuds and headphones never sit right on / in your ears or have all music either slightly too quiet or slightly too loud?

Can you tell that I get way too bothered by slight inconveniences? Maybe this list says more about me than it should.

100. Would you rather be the best in the world at climbing trees or the best in the world at jumping rope?

Both you could conceivably make a living with, and both are pretty good cardio.

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SALADS

LITTLE PUB SALAD

panko crusted goat cheese, mesclun greens, walnuts, mandarin orange, dried cranberries, apples, raspberry vinaigrette, garlic croutons 12  

THAI SESAME SALMON*

thai sesame grilled salmon, greens, tomato, carrots, cucumber, red onion, mandarin oranges, citrus-ginger dressing, wontons, wasabi drizzle 17

ICEBERG WEDGE

iceberg, bleu cheese dressing, chopped tomatoes, red onion, bacon, gorgonzola 10

KALESTORM!

kale, artichokes, feta, kalamata olives, red onion, grape tomatoes, roasted peppers, lemon-garlic vinaigrette 13

CHOPPED COBB

romaine, bacon, tomatoes, olives, hardboiled egg, avocado, gorgonzola, balsamic vinaigrette 12

CILANTRO-LIME CHICKEN

cilantro-lime chicken, romaine, corn, black beans, pico, olives, avocado, cheddarjack, tortilla strips, chipotle ranch 15

HAIL, CAESAR

blackened chicken breast, romaine, tomatoes, garlic croutons, parmesan, caesar dressing 15

HAMBURGER CHOPPED SALAD*

angus beef patty, iceberg, dill pickles, bacon, tomatoes, red onion, cheddar jack, french fries, thousand island 15

FAVORITES

FISH ‘N CHIPS

beer battered cod, coleslaw, tartar sauce, french fries 17  

CHICK ‘N WAFFLES

fried chicken, bacon-brown sugar butter, sriracha maple 15

AHI TUNA TACOS*

rare ahi tuna, pineapple-jicama-mint slaw, greens, flour tortillas, wasabi-lemon yogurt 16

STEAK TIPS

tenderloin steak tips, onions and sautéed peppers over cilantro rice 18

MOO SHU PORK TACOS

shredded pork, orange-ginger bbq sauce, green onion-thai peanut slaw, wasabi aioli 12

FOOD TRUCK FISH TACOS

beer battered cod, pico, cilantro-green onion slaw, chipotle aioli 14

MMMMMM..MEATLOAF

meatloaf, frizzled onion, smashed potatoes, brown gravy 15

MAC N’ CHEESE YOUR WAY™

BUFFALO CHICKEN MAC N CHEESE

buffalo chicken, buttermilk ranch drizzle 14

CAROLINA PULLED PORK MAC N CHEESE

fork shredded roast pork, house bbq sauce drizzle 14

CHEESEBURGER MAC AND CHEESE

ground beef, bbq, ranch, bacon bits, tater tot crumbles 15

LOBSTER MAC AND CHEESE

lobster, panko breadcrumbs, truffle oil drizzle 18

SANDWICHES AND WRAPS

served with your choice of regular or sweet potato fries.  substitute a side salad or gluten free roll $2.

THANKSGIVING TURKEY WRAP

hand carved oven roasted turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, mayo, wheat wrap, side of gravy 13

MEATLOAF GRILLED CHEESE

meatloaf, cheddar, bacon, BBQ, frizzled onion, buttermilk ranch, “thick-cut” white toast 14

PHILLY CHEESESTEAK

paper thin shaved steak, american cheese, green peppers, caramelized onion, chipotle aioli 14

DRAGON ROLL BURRITO*

sesame crusted ahi tuna, vegetable fried rice, avocado, ginger pickles, sriracha aioli, whole wheat tortilla 15

CAROLINA PULLED PORK SANDWICH

fork shredded pork, house bbq sauce, creamy coleslaw 13

THE B.L.T.

bacon, iceberg, tomato, mayo, thick cut country toast 12

NAPA SALMON FLATBREAD*

blackened salmon, shredded cabbage, pico, guacamole, cilantro-lime sour cream, chipotle honey drizzle 16

SANTORINI CHICKEN WRAP

garlic herb chicken, feta, greens, tomatoes, cucumbers, kalamata olives, tahini hummus, whole wheat tortilla 13

SIENA CHICKEN SANDWICH

garlic chicken, provolone, crispy eggplant, sweet and hot peppers, mesclun greens, garlic aioli 13

CHATHAM WRAP

beer battered cod, coleslaw, sliced avocado, tomato, jalapeños, red onions, tartar sauce, flour tortilla 14

REUBEN AND RACHEL

grilled corned beef, hot pastrami, swiss, new york rye, coleslaw, russian dressing 13

CHICK N’ CHEDDA BURRITO

buffalo grilled chicken, cheddar cheese curds, bacon, avocado, pico, mixed greens, garlic aioli, flour tortilla 13

EGGPLANT WRAP

breaded eggplant, mozzarella, mesclun greens, roasted red peppers, garlic aioli 12

KICK’N CHIK’N

beer battered chicken breast, smoked gouda, bacon, field greens, buttermilk ranch, maple-bbq sauce 13

MIDTOWN FALAFEL

falafel, field greens, chimichurri, tomato, cucumbers, crumbled feta, harissa-tahini, warm flatbread 12

BUTTERMILK RANCH CRUNCH WRAP

fried chicken, tater tots, avocado, cheddar jack, pico, bbq sauce, buttermilk ranch dressing 13

BURGERS

packed with fresh ground angus beef. choice of regular or sweet potato fries.  substitute grilled chicken breast, turkey burger, or veggie burger for no additional charge.  substitute a plant based Beyond Burger® for $3 substitute a side salad or gluten free roll $2  

BUILD A BURGER*

start with a ½ pound of fresh ground angus beef and add what you like for an additional charge per item 12

HABAÑERO JACK*

pepper jack, smoked bacon, jalapeños, caramelized onions, habañero aioli 14

STEAKHOUSE* 

bacon, caramelized onions, cheddar, steakhouse mayo 14

JAMBURGER* 

roasted garlic cream cheese, jalapeños, bacon jam 14

OVER-EASY*

cheddar jack, over easy egg, bacon, chipotle aioli 14

LITTLE PUB TURKEY BURGER

fresh ground turkey, monterey jack cheese, lettuce, tomato, chipotle aioli 12

VEGGIE BURGER

black bean-brown rice patty, roasted peppers, greens, jack cheese, cilantro-chipotle aioli 12

Six Napkin? Three Hands? Ventura? Is your favorite Little Pub Burger missing from this menu? Just ask, we can make it.

beef and fish dishes marked with this symbol * can be cooked to order.

consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish or eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness. especially if you have certain medical conditions.

please advise your server of any food allergies.

 an automatic gratuity of 18% will be added to parties of 8 or more. split plate charge $1.  

Wear a mask. Wash your hands. And if you read this far your phone probably needs sanitizing

OUR SECRET BRISKET

Short Rib Curly Fries  Fork shredded beef short ribs over crispy curly fries smothered in cheese sauce 13  Brisket Grilled Cheese  House smoked brisket, Swiss cheese, BBQ sauce, and pickled red onions grilled between thick slices of country toast 14  Montecito Brisket Tacos House smoked, fork shredded brisket, guacamole, crunchy cilantro slaw, and crumbled cotija in soft flour tortillas drizzled with cilantro sour cream 14

We keep selling out of Brisket as fast as we can smoke and shred it so we’re keeping this weekends brisket specials a secret just between us. Supplies are limited so if we are out, sorry!

TOP SECRET BRISKET SPECIALS

Carolinas Curly Fries

House smoked, fork shredded brisket over crispy curly fries smothered in cheese sauce 13

Brisket Grilled Cheese

House smoked, fork shredded brisket, Swiss cheese, BBQ sauce, and pickled red onions grilled between thick slices of country toast 14

Montecito Brisket Tacos

House smoked, fork shredded brisket, guacamole, cilantro slaw, and crumbled cotija in soft flour tortillas drizzled with cilantro sour cream 14

Jägerschnitzelsticks and other OktoberFest Specials All Weekend @littlepub

ÖktoberÑadas

Crispy empanadas loaded with grilled bratwurst, potato, cheddar, and bacon-apple sauerkraut and served with a Dijon aioli dip 12 

CheddaBrat Hoagie

Grilled and split bratwurst, cheddar cheese, caramelized onion-bacon sauerkraut, and Dijon aioli on a soft hoagie roll 13

Jägerschnitzelsticks

Pork tenderloin and a mushroom pepper sauce tucked inside crunchy eggroll wrappers and served with horseradish spiked aioli 12

Kuddelmuddels

Crispy empanadas loaded with mashed apples, potatoes, caramelized onions, and bacon served with apple aioli dip 12

Holy Schnitzel Sandwich

Fried pork tenderloin cutlet topped with melting swiss, pickled onions, field greens, sliced apples, and a sinus clearing whole grain mustard aioli 14

Chicken Cordon Bleusticks, Smoked and Toasted Chicken Sandwich, and other Weekend Specials now at Little Pub!

Chicken Cordon BleuSticks

Diced chicken, ham, and swiss cheese all tucked inside crunchy eggroll wrappers

Sonoma Crispy Shrimp Tacos

Crispy fried shrimp, shredded cilantro-jalapeno cabbage, avocado crema and chipotle aioli in corn tortillas

Smoked and Toasted Chicken Sandwich

Hand carved, house smoked chicken breast, melting cheddar, cherrywood bacon, frizzled onions and apple cider bbq sauce grilled between thick slices of country white toast

PoppaRollas®, MeMoMa Knots, and other specials @littlepub

PoppaRollas®, MeMoMa Knots, and other Specials this weekend at Little Pub

Weekend Specials

PoppaRollas®

Jalapeno Popper eggrolls with a Buttermilk Ranch Dip

Arturo’s Chunky Chicken Corn Chowder

Thick and creamy chicken corn chowder served in a fresh baked bread bowl

MeMoMa Knots

MEatballs, MOzzarella, and MArinara on oversized garlic knots

Brisket Grilled Cheese

House smoked brisket, Swiss cheese, and pickled red onions grilled between thick slices of country toast

LobstaÑadas and other Back by Popular Demand Specials this weekend at Little Pub

Back By Popular Demand Weekend Specials

ChickaCorn Chowdah

Creamy chicken, corn, and potato chowder

LobstaÑadas

Crispy empanadas loaded with Lobster, cheddarjack cheese, and thermidor sauce

Short Rib Curly Fries

Fork shredded beef short ribs over crispy curly fries smothered in cheese sauce

And because all the Fall festivals have been cancelled:

The Feast of St. Spicy Grinder

Hot Italian sausage, sautéed peppers and peppers, melted provolone, fresh basil pesto, and our “heavy on the garlic” roasted garlic aioli on a grinder roll