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Post by Elvistears » Fri Jan 11, 2008 8:58 am

We're going, next week.

What is lovely to see and do in Dublin?

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Post by Elvistears » Fri Jan 11, 2008 9:30 am

this probably should have been in the "uk and ireland" bit.

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Post by Elvistears » Fri Jan 11, 2008 3:25 pm

Yup, veggie restaurants are a great start! Anything like that is great, thank you.

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Post by round bits of plastic » Fri Jan 11, 2008 6:23 pm

find Chicks and bring them to england and make them play lots.

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Post by round bits of plastic » Mon Jan 14, 2008 8:45 pm

gloom button wrote:One of my friends is married to one of the Chicks, insanely enough. They played a sort-of-reunion show not so long ago, too! I remember not being too crazy about them at the time, but I was listening to rubbish folk-rock back then.
aw man! i wanna be married to one of the chicks!

apparently the album is available on a thai label called Ramutan Records. but i cant figure out how you actually get a copy.

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Post by Elvistears » Mon Jan 21, 2008 11:12 am

Well, Dublin is nice. If a little cold in January. We found a lovely veggie restaurant called Juice, which I recommend and a nice Mexican/Italian restaurant called Rome to Mexico or something similar. Also, if you're going, I recommend Irie Cafe in Temple Bar for cheap and filling eats.

Visiting was a lesson in Irish history (for someone who didn't know much). The English have a fair bit to answer for. If you go, see Kilmainhain (sp?) jail.

I am officially SKINT now, though.

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Post by squirrelboutique » Fri Jan 25, 2008 4:39 pm

I read that as lovely vague restaurant called Juice. I think I maybe like the idea of a vague restaurant.

Mexican/Italian? That sounds like the best thing ever.

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Post by Elvistears » Fri Jan 25, 2008 4:50 pm

squirrelboutique wrote:I read that as lovely vague restaurant called Juice. I think I maybe like the idea of a vague restaurant.

Mexican/Italian? That sounds like the best thing ever.
Well, the Enchilladas were mighty fine. Though I can never quite figure out what the different between an enchillada, a burrito and a fajita is.

What would a vague restaurant serve? I don't know if I could cope with vague service.

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Post by Elvistears » Fri Jan 25, 2008 4:51 pm

gloom button wrote:My hippie friends used to work in that Café Irie place! I loved it. You've gone and made me homesick.
Sorry... or is that a good thing?
It was very nice. A shame we only found it on the last day.

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Post by squirrelboutique » Fri Jan 25, 2008 4:58 pm

Hobart Paving wrote:
squirrelboutique wrote:I read that as lovely vague restaurant called Juice. I think I maybe like the idea of a vague restaurant.

Mexican/Italian? That sounds like the best thing ever.
Well, the Enchilladas were mighty fine. Though I can never quite figure out what the different between an enchillada, a burrito and a fajita is.
Enchiladas almost always have corn tortillas and sauce on them, burritos are flour tortillas and don't usually have sauce unless they're "wet," and fajitas are the things where you're given the tortillas plain and stuff them with the sizzling stuff and things to put in them.

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Post by andyroo » Fri Jan 25, 2008 5:00 pm

Oh bugger. Now I return to anorak, after you'd gone. Sorry I missed you.

Juice is rather a vague restaurant actually.

edit: and gloomy, what do you mean "back then"? :wink:
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Re: Dublin

Post by sidesixx » Mon Aug 25, 2008 12:47 pm

Honest To Goodness is Georges Arcade is a great little spot for food. They do lunch specials for 5 euro. On Thursday it is a lamb burger and on Friday it is Sloppy Joes. Always full after eating there and they have a great veggie menu too.
Also Yamamori on Georges Street beside Waltons Music Store is great in you are looking for a big meal. Reasonable price to.

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Re: Dublin

Post by stolenwine » Mon Jul 20, 2009 7:41 pm

where's good for tea and cake (and shoes and dresses?)

i want to go to that bewley's tea place but i don't know if it's good or not. it looks good!
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Re: Dublin

Post by mick » Fri Jul 24, 2009 10:28 am

Bewley’s ran into some financial difficulties a few years ago, and have kind of been taken over, so they are no longer really a tea and cake style café. The one on Grafton Street now mainly houses a Café Bar Deli (an local mid-priced chain Italian restaurant) and a more upmarket fish restaurant upstairs. There’s still a small café area at the front, but it’s no longer the kind of place where you can while away the afternoon over tea and cake (but it’s still a great setting).

I’d recommend somewhere like Queen Of Tarts for all your cake needs (up at the top of Dame Street, opposite Dublin Castle, and another branch around the corner on Cow’s Lane). I also quite like the cakes in Café Leon – there’s a couple of them along Wicklow St. Or if you want to really splash out, try the afternoon tea at the Shelbourne (it’s been quite a few years since I actually had this as a decadent treat , but I remember it being not as expensive as I thought it would be at the time).

Can’t really help on the shoes and dresses side of things I’m afraid. Although there is a small clothes market along Cow’s Lane on Saturdays, so you could pay a visit to Queen Of Tarts and wander around, if you happen to be there on a Saturday.

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Re: Dublin

Post by stolenwine » Fri Jul 24, 2009 12:37 pm

oh wow, thank so much. queen of tarts followed by clothes shopping sounds just like the kind of thing that would make me happy. that is, if i even make it do dublin and don't let the flu mess up my plans!
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