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Timbers of Ludington is Ludington’s First Historic Gastro Pub
Timbers of Ludington open December 2016 and is Ludington’s first and only Gastro Pub. The term “gastropub” was coined in 1991, when David Eyre and Mike Belben took over The Eagle pub in Clerkenwell, London. Traditionally, British pubs were drinking establishments and little emphasis was placed on the serving of food. If pubs served meals they were usually basic cold dishes such as a ploughman’s lunch.
The concept of a restaurant in a pub reinvigorated both pub culture and British dining, though it has occasionally attracted criticism for potentially removing
the character of traditional pubs.”Pub grub” expanded to include British food items such as steak and ale pie,shepherd’s pie, fish and chips, bangers and mash, Sunday roast, ploughman’s lunch, and pasties. In addition, dishes such as hamburgers,chips, lasagnaand chili con carne are now often served.
In August 2012, “gastropub” was added to Merriam Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary.
The gastropub phenomenon took off in the United States in the early 1990s at gastropubs such as Dhillons by Chef Matt Dhillon in Las Vegas. Later, there
were such places as Dev Dugal’s The Redwood Bar in downtown Los Angeles; Red Table in Huntington Beach, California; and restaurateur and chef Sang
Yoon’s Father’s Office, which had what Esquire magazine called one of the best burgers in the world. Other gastropubs include Ford’s Filling Station in Culver
City, a gastropub run by actor Harrison Ford’s son Ben Ford; Brickyard; The Spotted Pig in Manhattan; The Wobbly Olive in Long Island, New York; Serena Sicilian-influenced Gastropub in Durham, North Carolina; The Monk’s Kettle in San Francisco and now Timbers of Ludington!
Comedy night is the first Saturday of every month
Trivia Night is every Thursday starting at 7 pm, great prizes!
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Timbers is the only historic gastro pub in Mason county. We feature food made from scratch and 18 craft beer on tap.