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The Blás Restaurant, at The Gateway Lodge in Donegal Town, offers a modern new Taste of Donegal.  In 2015, Seamus Quinn from Donegal Town, the successful owner of Quinn Construction in London, purchased an historic building, in a great location, in Donegal Town.  Continue reading »

A Superb French Chardonnay.
And Meet Karwig’s Italians

Château Martinolles Chardonnay Limoux (AOC) 2014, 13.5%, €19.65 Karwig Wines
A superb wine from an intriguing historical Languedoc area. The Saint-Hilaire monastery actually used to adjoin the property, and it was there in 1531, that the method for making sparkling wines was discovered.  Continue reading »

Congrats to Bradley’s!Winners of Lord Mayor’s inaugural Family Business Award

Michael Creedon, owner of Bradley’s Specialist Off-Licence & Foodstore, is delighted to announce that they are to receive the Lord Mayor’s inaugural Family Business Award. The event will take place this evening, Thurs 25th Aug, at Cork City Hall from 6pm.

Bradley’s has been trading on Cork’s iconic North Main St. for over 165yrs, since 1850.  Continue reading »

Simply the dogs

A post by The Beer Nut at The Beer Nut

We’re not quite done with my trip to northern England last month. I also got to tick off three of BrewDog’s pubs, in Sheffield, Leeds and Manchester, and I thought they would fit together more thematically in an awesomely iconoclastically awesome post of their own. But before I even get to that, a prelude pup I happened across before I left Dublin.
Against the Grain hosted a BrewDog tap-takeover earlier in the summer.  Continue reading »

It’s always nice to have a seafood restaurant actually located near, you know, the sea! Talk about a novel concept but seafood always seems nicer when it’s eaten within a hop, skip and jump of the sea. New restaurant Fishbone is located on Dublin’s lengthy, sea-hugging Clontarf Road, just opposite the Dollymount Wooden Bridge.  Continue reading »

It’s always nice to have a seafood restaurant actually located near, you know, the sea! Talk about a novel concept but seafood always seems nicer when it’s eaten within a hop, skip and jump of the sea. New restaurant Fishbone is located on Dublin’s lengthy, sea-hugging Clontarf Road, just opposite the Dollymount Wooden Bridge.  Continue reading »

Terzetto and Gentil
Blends from Australia & Alsace

Today, we have two blends for you, one of three Italian grapes, not from Italy but from the McLaren Vale in Australia, the other a more formal blend of white grapes, known as Gentil, from the Alsace. Both wines are excellent, each Highly Recommended. As you might expect, the alcohol in the Australian is much higher, 14.5% as against a moderate 12%.  Continue reading »

The last crawls

A post by The Beer Nut at The Beer Nut

Sadly, when we arrived in from Huddersfield, Zak had better things to be doing than showing me around the pubs of Leeds and left me with just a slew of recommendations. I began with a detour to a run-down industrial quarter where Northern Monk Brewing Company is forming the nucleation point of revitalisation by placing its Refectory right in the middle. The brewery is on the ground floor of the refurbished building with the bar above it.  Continue reading »

Taste of the Week
Coffee & Walnut Cake

I’m a reasonably regular caller to Mahon Point Farmers Market and there are three particular stalls, more or less together, that I call to (call to quite a few others too!) when I’m there on a Thursday morning. The Woodside Farm and their free range pig products is one; Lennie and his boxes of granola and dried fruits is another. Sandwiched in between is Clare and Gan Gluten.  Continue reading »

“Huddersfield?”

A post by The Beer Nut at The Beer Nut

“Where are you going after here?” my fellow conference attendees in Sheffield would ask, always followed by “Huddersfield? Why Huddersfield?” Beer was, of course, the answer.
The large town near Leeds in West Yorkshire is home to a couple of England’s most renowned beer venues, and I had some additional ones on my map that I wanted to take a look at.  Continue reading »

Wham Balm Thank You M’am!

A post by Conor Bofin at One Man's Meat

(Barbecued Lemon Balm Chicken)
I’ve been reading up about click baiting. Facebook are having another go at putting the kibosh on the practice. I have some issues with the approach. I understand that they will not allow headlines that don’t directly relate to the  content following. I do accept that there is a need to prevent the “Ten things that rich people do that you don’t.” and “At last, a simple cure for your flatulence.” headlines.  Continue reading »

Nash 19. The Real Thing.Local on a Plate

It’s lunchtime Saturday and I’m sitting at a table in the Sternview Gallery at the back of Nash 19 (most of the tables in the front end were full) in Princes Street Cork and looking, admiringly, at a big tempting slice of bacon loin. And my mind goes back about a week when I got a shiny plastic-y slice of ham in a small cafe in Trim. Hard to believe that both came from the same planet, not to mind the same type of animal.  Continue reading »

A taste of steel

A post by The Beer Nut at The Beer Nut

My annual summer work visit to Britain brought me to Sheffield this year, a city which has recently laid claim to the title of England’s Real Ale Capital, nay “World’s Best Beer City“. (You needn’t add a comment on the veracity or otherwise of these declarations, by the way.) Superlatives aside I was expecting to find myself in a place where any random pub would have a high quality offer. And so it more or less proved.  Continue reading »

Iron Age Bread. And Butter.
Boats & Bones too.

Prehistoric picnic.

The Medieval Loaf from Declan Ryan’s Arbutus Bread has long been a favourite of mine. Last Saturday, at the Cork Public Museum, Declan introduced me, and quite a few others, to Iron Age Bread. And there was freshly made butter to go with it, all part of Cork Heritage Day.

The event focussed on Life, Farming and Food in South-East Ireland (Waterford and Wexford) in the Iron Age (c. 2500-1600 years ago).  Continue reading »

My Splashy Flashy Garden Fence

A post by Aoife - Babaduck at Babaduck

Let me start by apologing (once again) for the radio silence of late.  Life has been a little bit hectic for the past few months because the day job has become twice as busy as I planned and my spare time usually involves sleep, sleep and even more sleep.  Honestly, I'm not complaining because I really do love my day job and it gives me the chance to travel and do some phenomenal things, but when you're juggling everything, something's got to give.  Continue reading »

Amuse Bouche

A post by Billy Lyons at RESTAURANTS AND FOOD

‘Away from home our fans are fantastic, what I would call the hardcore fans, but at home they’ve had a few drinks and probably their prawn sandwiches and they don’t realise what is going on out on the pitch. It’s out of order.’
Keane’s remarks about the prawn sandwiches caused a storm and made headlines for days.  Continue reading »

Can I make our snack today?

A post by My Toddler Cooks at My Toddler Cooks

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The post Read: Fabulous fictional food – Part 1 appeared first on Bibliocook – All About Food.  Continue reading »

The American’s are gas. They have the biggest democracy on the planet and they end up with the Donald as one of the two contenders for the most powerful position known to man (or to woman, if Hillary gets the gig). ‘The Donald’ has tried to attract specific groups by playing to their fears. This will prove to be a mistake.  Continue reading »

Going pink in the sun

A post by The Beer Nut at The Beer Nut

Around here you can die of thirst waiting for a sunny day on which to drink a summer beer. When the opportunity finally presented itself I grabbed two that have been waiting in the fridge since mid-season.
First up is Samradh, a raspberry-infused saison from Dublin’s Third Circle, brewed (for the moment) at Craftworks. I very much approve of its summery ABV of 4.5%.  Continue reading »