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Stained Glass Pub, in Glenmont since 1973


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Last night, after a long day we didn't feel like eating at any of our usual late night Wheaton haunts (Paul Kee, Full Key, HEOTB, Sergios etc. We went to see if Yet Gol was open (it wasn't) and we were not brave enough to try the steamed crabs and Salvadoran and burger and beer joint in the same center. As we pulled out of the lot I saw the Stained Glass Pub and said lets try it, it can't be any worse than Barnaby's. Wrongo-dongo!

They served Blue Moon on tap which the server said had orange in it (frozen orange juice concentrate I think). Weird. I had a skunked bottle of Bass ale. I ordered roast beef with fries, gravy on the side. Kay a burger. The burger was better than McDonalds. The beef was out of a plastic bad, roasted till it was a pallid grey and dry beyond sawdust. The gravy was straight out of a jar. The bread white and stale. Crunchy stale. Well no... the cook had taken the time to add a pound or two of salt! The fries were burnt and dessicated. I had to put a teaspoon of ketchup on each one just to make them have enough moisture so I could swallow them.

We tried to recall a worse meal.

The horrible Autogrille in the Strada from Roma to Napoli where we left two people to guard the car while two went in to get caffe and the worst pastry I have ever eaten? This meal was worse by far!

The hot dog with the odd tasting mustard out of a packet we ate in the Frankfurt airport in the transit zone when we did not have enough time to go to one of the restaurants in the non secure part of the airport? God please give me that hot dog!

The mysterious meat cake served on United airlines one trip that was burnt on the bottom and oddly springy on top? The one where when I asked the flight attendant what kind of meat? he replied rolling his eyes "Meat." Nope. I would rather have had United Airline food.

Well maybe my cafeteria at high school served worse.... but I don't have any memory of that. I went to school in the 70's ya know. :blink:

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We used to go to the Stained Glass very regularly for the pizza and trivia. It's the only food there that I would order. It's usually packed on Mon and Tues when eat-in pizza is half priced. The rest of the week, you'll find baseball teams, workers from other nearby restaurants, and an odd assortment of barely legal younguns trying to drink themselves under the table. Not very much fun anymore.

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We used to go to the Stained Glass very regularly for the pizza and trivia. It's the only food there that I would order. It's usually packed on Mon and Tues when eat-in pizza is half priced.
I have been on Monday nights with a large group. The pizza is not great (not really terrible, but I would not call it good either), but it is cheap on Monday nights for the 1/2 price. Last time I was there it was around $6 a person for pizza and beer including tip.
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You pagans say what you like about Stained Glass Pub, but when I used to go they had half-price pizza on Monday nights, and I was good enough in Space Invaders (yes ... that Space Invaders) to play for thirty minutes on a quarter. And the pizza was pretty good, too, at least chased with pitchers of ... what? Michelob?

Beats me dudes, this predates DonRocks by a good, long time. I was there in physical presence, but you know, my idea of a special night out then was when they brought the dessert case out at G D Graffitti and "rubbed ya out." I always thought that was so cool.

Cheers,

Rocks.

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my idea of a special night out then was when they brought the dessert case out at G D Graffitti and "rubbed ya out."
I don't know WTF you're talking about, but it sounds dirty. :blink:

The pizza here is approximately of the same level of quality as the late, unlamented Paisano's. Suitable for impecunious students attending Harvard on the Pike, not for adults who have other options.

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In the twenty plus years I've lived in that area, I've never stepped foot in the Stained Glass Pub, and now I see that there is no reason for me to do so. If the fact that they feature Karoke music some nights wasn't enough, this thread would seal the dea.

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The thing about the Stained Glass was that it was a great neighbourhood hangout and that goes a long way in my books to mitigate less than gourmet pizza. The Stained Glass used to attract an amazing variety of local characters from every walk of life. There was the elderly international aid worker who travelled all over the world and would hold court with the younguns to impart his wisdom. The handicapped escort service gal who would often bring in her tricks and then proceed to get completely bombed. The retired school teacher. The kitchen manager/chef from the Spy Museum. We would all hang out, eat cheap pizza, play NTN trivia (my handle was MLEAF, natch) , and make small talk about the mundane and profound.

Sadly, the clientele has changed substantially. It's now a younger crowd swilling shots of sweet brightly coloured liquor with the goal of getting drunk as fast as possible. An admirable goal, I'll admit, but not one that I can any longer aspire to.

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you know, my idea of a special night out then was when they brought the dessert case out at G D Graffitti and "rubbed ya out." I always thought that was so cool.

Wow. I feel old. So very old. Rocks, I don't know whether to thank you or throttle you for the memories.

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I used to go to the one in Olney during the early '90s. I don't remember the night of the week, but every week they had a "Bladder Buster" in the upstairs bar. It would start at 7:00 (I think) and the whole bar would drink beer for free until the first person went to the bathroom. Sometimes it would last 10 minutes, sometimes it would last 45 minutes. During the longer lasting times, everyone would "boo" when someone approached the bathrooms. But right after they'd go in (and the event ended), half the bar would form lines outside the bathroom doors to go in.

It was good times for someone in their early 20s

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I really did not know that SGP served anything but pizza. But then again I never have thought of ordering anything else. It's kind of a local divey pizza/pitcher place for softball teams and families with children, and has been that way since the beginning of time. Too bad nobody warned DG about this ahead of time, could have saved him alot of "Wudga expect, it's the Stained Glass Pub" responses.

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