Friday Night Apres Snow Food Options in Cork City

The snow is turning to slush in town and the roads are fairly clear, so we've seen a fair number of people venturing out for food. After all, a loaf of sliced pan only lasts so long. Here is a partial list of places open based on their official Twitter account updates. Usual hours are... Continue Reading →

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International Grocery Stores in Cork

Being from Washington, D.C. and living for over 30 years in the United States, I am accustomed to a wide variety of the world's cuisines. When I cannot find a restaurant that makes what I am craving, I turn to the many international grocery stores to help me make it myself. Here is a list... Continue Reading →

The Best Place for…

I am often asked for recommendations, so I am making a list of my favorite spots for various things. Sometimes it is specific, sometimes it is vague. But these are just a few because, as we know, Cork city has so much to offer and this list is just a tiny fraction of all it... Continue Reading →

Afternoon Tea in Cork City

I love afternoon tea almost as much as I love brunch. And there are more and more places in Cork offering elegantly prepared and thoughtfully served afternoon tea, so I decided to make a list. If you're stuck for a gift idea for Christmas, birthday, Valentine's Day, or Mother's Day, a gift voucher for afternoon... Continue Reading →

A Comparison of Jarred Cranberry Sauces in Ireland

As an American expat in Ireland, Thanksgiving falls under one of the more unique experiences. Firstly, the grocery stores are not chaotic with shoppers seeking sage, cranberries, or the elusive last-minute turkey. Secondly, Ireland's appreciation for good food and family makes Thanksgiving a natural fit. Thirdly, life goes on without fanfare, festivities, or feasts -... Continue Reading →

Dockland Opens on Lapps Quay

Dockland, Cork’s new contemporary lifestyle restaurant, deli and bar, officially launches today (Tuesday) on Lapp’s Quay. Dockland is now open from 10am to 10pm Monday to Friday, 11am to 10pm Saturday, and 11am to 7pm Sunday. The new lifestyle restaurant provides dining options throughout the day, along with take-out from the deli. Customers can dine at... Continue Reading →

Lunch at Coqbull

Mags O'Connor, head of Sales and Marketing for Coqbull Restaurant tells of Coqbull’s combined “old industrial feel with a cool and funky interior look, attracting a young demographic to focus on casual dining which will relate to the brand’s values and character concentrating on serving delicious real  rotisserie chicken and burgers with a host of... Continue Reading →

American Thanksgiving at Electric

Electric on South Mall has noticed over these last few years that people's habits and expectations for socializing are evolving. At first, it made them nervous, but then they realized it is actually an opportunity to engage more, try new things, and be different.  From this, #ElectricExperiences was born – these are events, themes, menus, and specials that Electric creates that are uniquely theirs... Continue Reading →

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