Robert McCormick, the new owner of McCormick’s Conner Street Pub, is shaking up the pub’s menu with new additions and old favourites.
McCormick added old favorites, like smoked chicken wings, and new items, such as chicken pot pie, shepherd’s pie, Irish pork chops and several types of pasta, including prepared spaghetti with a recipe for Italian tomato sauce from his wife’s family.
All of the pub’s soups, chilli and sauces are made on site, he said. All meats are smoked on site and the pub roasts its own turkey.
Rob Collins, a patron of the pub for several years, said he was excited about the new items on the menu. He particularly enjoyed the Monte Cristo sandwich and can’t wait to try the new beef sandwich, which looks like a Motor City Philly the pub used to have.
“I come here really for the food,” Collins said. “Lunches are great.”
McCormick said he had operated the pub under the new name for around three weeks. It is located at 2326 Conner St., Port Huron, near Electric Avenue.
He said he added subtle changes to the pub, such as new paint and improved lighting. He also hopes to improve and expand the terrace.
McCormick said that by making a few small changes he wanted to keep the feel of the pub much the same.
“I really want it to be warm and have the local pub vibe and look,” McCormick said. “Everyone seems to enjoy the atmosphere here.”
The pub also offers a catering service, a banquet hall and food delivery via DoorDash. To contact us, call (810) 216-6462, email [email protected], visit mccormicksconnerstreetpub.com/ or visit their Facebook page.
Learn more about McCormick’s career
McCormick has worked in the restaurant industry since he was 16 when he started his first job at Burger Shop. After earning a degree in food service management from St. Clair County Community College, McCormick began his career in Houston, Texas.
He then returned home and began his career at Big Boy Restaurants as a management trainee. During his 32 years with the franchise, he worked his way up to Regional Manager for Northern Michigan.
He bought the Fort Gratiot Big Boy about two and a half years ago, which he still owns. His son and a manager run this restaurant so he can focus on Corner Street Pub.
McCormick said he enjoys serving food and meeting people, and enjoys the opportunities Big Boy has given him, such as traveling to places like Thailand, Saudi Arabia and Spain to open businesses. restaurants.
While he was enjoying his Big Boy career, McCormick said he was thrilled with the freedom an independent restaurant would give him.
“It’s the freedom to be a little more creative with the menu, to do the things I want,” he said.
The pub is open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday to Thursday and from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. Although the pub is currently not open on Sundays, McCormick said he hoped to open the pub seven days a week from February 1.
Contact Laura Fitzgerald at (810) 941-7072 or [email protected].
This article originally appeared on the Port Huron Times Herald: McCormick’s Conner Street Pub changes ownership and expands menu