Our restaurant is the merging of two dreams. I learned the art of cooking with summers at my Grandpa's house, he taught me to cook with love and serve with pride. Always have enough food that you never have family wanting more. Most Italian recipes we offer are done by me, Jim Hanley or my brother Kevin Hanley, because we do not share or write recipes down as our grandpa taught us.
The other dream was that of my father in law who passed away before Kathy and I could marry, but we had many quiet moments together and he told me he would have loved to open a pub where he would enjoy many nights with his old Navy buddies. That is why we named this restaurant "Porter's Pub" after Kathy's Dad John aka Jack Porter! Combined dreams mean quality food served with love and a place to come and feel comfortable with friends .