First time I been to the Lazy Pug.. Got lost too. They should advertise that its on the basement floor.
Anywho, I love the 'Pug.' There are allot of Expats there, so it felt like home (mostly Americans, while other pubs are allot of British peoples). So the pub had the look of a lounge. I would rank them to a good lounge in NYC, the vibe was very similar; not too loud music, very knowledgeable staff and western toilets!!!
I could not comment on the food, because I had pizza. The pizza was 'Mikes Pizza.' Not sure if its common for 'Mike' to tend pizza there, but I thought he cooked out of his apartment.
If he reads this, he might know who I am, I asked him briefly about New Haven pizza, since pizza was originated there.
My review on the pizza, as compared to US pizza would be 6.5-7/10. I am a pizza dude and know my pizza well. It obviously ranks above the crap shit pizza known as pizzahut and dominos. The reason why I rank it 6.5-7 is that I had the best pizza in the world, Modern, so its hard to judge pizza against those standards. Heck, I even had 'NYC' style pizza which Mike keeps mentioning, but NYC is too broad. Not sure if he meant Manhattan or Brooklyn pizza, because there is a HUGE difference between them Brooklyn pizza. But nothing compares to Modern, Sally or Pepe's, and #4 Bar pizza, all of new haven. I would say its a general bar quality pizza (Not a restaurant called 'Bar' thats in Downtown New Haven). Which isnt bad by any means.
Though what I do like about Mikes is that there isnt any heavy 'after taste' like most pizza parlors has. They use fresh ingredients so that their pizza has that higher quality taste. That is something I notice first and foremost. The pie was 12 inches, which is about a 'small' in the states. Price is about 11 US for a personal 12 incher (yea say that without a giggle), so thats similar as well.
Yet on the flip side, since its the only good quality pizza around, I would give it 8.5/10 for China pizza. Hopefully its common for Mike to cook pizza at the 'Pug.'
Now mike as a person; Since I mentioned the New Haven style pizza, he kinda had an attitude. He might have been asked allot in regards to pizza, which I can understand, but hey, when someone misses pizza from home, theres no reason to look down on their customers. Not only that, he was in a band that was playing. I asked him to play some 'Jason Mraz.' He did not take kindly to that... Meh, I guess im not 'white' (im Asian American) to make an impact on him (excuse me because I had a few Jameson in me). Yet since hes the only OK pizza dude around, ill just have to suck it up and go to him, until me and a local New Haven county person here can try to mimic New Haven style pizza!