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Food and Drink
A lasagne pizza is something you might expect to see on a Buzzfeed round-up of the world’s most outrageous artery cloggers, but The Yarn’s version is actually beautifully restrained and thoroughly comforting.
One hopes with the benefit of time or a few tweaks the Hill will eventually make its mark. For the moment at least, it boasts promise of much else ahead.
From Veginity to Bofin, Saba Ten, Trash Bash at Airfield and the Dublin Pizza Company, it’s all in September’s Bitesize.
The slightly tepid vibe downstairs aside, I can’t help but fall for this place and feel that it’s their excellence as a venue that Arthur’s should be trumpeting when it’s their turn to step up to the mic.
Charlotte Quay has everything it needs to succeed: a great view, a talented chef, experienced leaders leading the charge and an already loyal fanbase. All they need is for Dubliners to get over the psychological barrier of eating off the beaten track.
The take-away offerings at newly opened Piply are radically different to the norm. Garrett Fitzgerald talks to us about the philosophy behind his healthy new food venture with business partners Eamon Lynch and Alex Gartland.
Atmosphere is a quality that can’t be contrived. Some restaurants just have it, oozing out of every nook and cranny, and Da Mimmo’s has it in spades.
Idlewild is a very pretty bar, and it even boasts an extremely bright staircase on the way up from the toilets, which makes you feel slightly like you’re ascending to the afterlife, potentially to hang out with another dead Quaker businessman.
August Bitesize: Lots of love for Two Boys Brew, Vinyl Brunch at The CookBook Cafe, Piply Service, BubbleClaws at the Marker and The Irish Whiskey Awards
Ahead of the Big Grill Festival in Herbert Park this month Andy Noonan talks to us about going back to basics, hanging out with your mates and observing the age-old tradition of cooking with live fire.
It is rare for a pub’s greatest selling point to be its carpark but O’Shea’s Dodder-adjacent sun-trap seemed to be the establishment’s primary draw over the last few years.
I was expecting a laid-back, fun pizzeria and instead I got a stilted, grandiose white table-clothed restaurant. Perhaps it was an off night? Or perhaps Manifesto needs a boost of fresh energy.
Foodies are well catered for this July with a new Rolling Donut store, Le Pain Quotidien BBQs at Kildare Village, Eatyard at Beatyard, Cloonconra Cheese and Make It Yourself at Airfield Estate.
With his work as a consultant in the drinks industry taking him all over the globe, Oisín Davis has what many would regard as a dream job. He talked to us about Great Irish Beverages, his new venture Poachers Tonic and his passionate focus on Irish ingredients and produce.
“I wanted to combine a light approach to flavourful food, with hints of worldly ingredients from Middle East and Asia, inspired by the fusion of Australia.” We check out the results at Buckle Up, Katie Gilroy’s new venture.
If you want to feel as though you’re inhabiting a feverish, half-remembered scene from the middle act of Orson Welles’ The Lady from Shanghai, there are worse places.
Judging by the obvious rapport between the staff and the handful of other patrons propping up the bar, the “mate’s gaff” ambiance was the first thing successfully installed, comfortably established before the smell of fresh paint had dissipated.
I expected Forest & Marcy to be good, but I didn’t realise I would leave this slender gastronomic wine bar feeling elated.