The third spot on the pub crawl was a spot called Pub 500. For a long time, it was a gas station, conveniently located near a tire store (that’s still in business). Today, it’s a pub and restaurant, owned by the same people who own the Happy Chef chain of restaurants. Betcha didn’t know the Happy Chef was based in Mankato, Minn., didya?
At this spot, they enlisted the owner of the restaurant — who told us how the Happy Chef name came to be, too — and a teacher from the old high school. Each had some fun historical things to share.
And then we moved on to our final stop of the evening.