Category Archives: Food

4th of July Baileys Smores

Its that time of year to be dazzled by all things red, white and blue for 4th of July celebrations. Ireland it seems is embracing more than ever our American friend’s holiday just as they have taken to heart our St. Patrick’s day.  To make use of our recent BBQ weather I’ve taken a bit of Ireland and a bit of America and combined them to make Baileys Smores.  The idea came to me when a wonderful Irish/American friend baked me some (non-alcoholic) smores. This version are incredibly tasty, dipped in booze and bound to be a hit with everyone. Continue reading

Old Street Malahide

Review: Old Street Malahide

Out with the new and in with the old. The latest addition to the vibrant dining scene in the bustling town of Malahide is Old Street.  A modern neighbourhood restaurant housed in what was once an aging cottage. Despite being only open a matter of weeks it has the tongues, both local and further afield wagging.  Continue reading

Urchin Dublin

Urchin at Cliff Townhouse

Urchin at the Cliff Townhouse is like a white and pastel coloured Summer hangout. Serving seafood and cocktails to a backdrop of cool tunes.  I had missed the opening night but the lovely PR team behind it sent me a voucher to try out some cocktails and small plates as a guestContinue reading

F.X. Buckley Steakhouse and Bars

Review: FX Buckley Steakhouse

Sometimes you just need steak. I have a friend who has steak every Friday night. It could be Monday morning and he would be talking about his pending Friday night steak with a glass of wine.  Steak and wine are like the Cagney and Lacey of food and FX Buckley has them both. Continue reading

5Rock Skerries - Photo from 5Rock Facebook page

5Rock Skerries

I will be living in Skerries ten years this Summer.  Throughout that time I have seen new restaurants opening and old favourites closing their doors.  Skerries is a stunning seaside town with a vibrant harbour.  Along that harbour is the welcome addition of 5Rock, a Mexican inspired smoke house grill. Continue reading

Café Society at Number 22

Café Society at Number 22

When I think of dinner theatre I think of little round tables with lamps, clinking glasses and live performers entertaining diners. Café Society at Number 22, is exactly that. It’s a dinner theatre space that turns into an after hours circus complete with DJ.  Continue reading

Fish Shack Malahide

Fish Shack Malahide

Despite its simplicity, it can be hard to get a decent, tasty and enjoyable fish and chips in this fair city of ours.  There is nothing worse than soggy greasy batter which leaves you feeling bloated and disappointed.  Fish Shack in Malahide I’m pleased to say is the remedy to this nauseous situation. Continue reading

Shane Murray of MUD Bakery

Shane Murray – MUD Bakery

Shane Murray from MUD Bakery has been on a rollercoaster ride of baked goods since finishing runner-up on season 2 of The Great Irish Bake Off (GIBO) in 2014.  Not one to sit on his laurels he has been busy building and perfecting his own baking empire. I had a chat with Shane to discover where his love of baking came from and what is next for MUD Bakery. Continue reading