DINING OUT

Out To Lunch: Wrappers Delight On The Mall

Out To Lunch: Wrappers Delight On The Mall

August 9, 2014 at 10:43 am 0 comments

The Daily Grind The Mall IT’S all building up now! With a week to go until the Festival, I found myself struggling to get a parking space around town. Even The Brandon car park, where I eventually left it, was almost full – a sure sign we’re at the height of […]

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The Chef’s Table: You Gotta Love Those Temperamental Chefs

The Chef’s Table: You Gotta Love Those Temperamental Chefs

August 3, 2014 at 9:28 am 0 comments

  Our food columnist, ‘Just Cooking’s’ Mark Doe, on how different chefs have their ways in the kitchen… WE all know that some chefs have a reputation of being temperamental, and to a degree it is true. I know when I ran kitchens I sometimes had my moments, so I have decided to […]

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Out To Lunch: Fish Trio Hits The Heights At Ballyroe

Out To Lunch: Fish Trio Hits The Heights At Ballyroe

August 2, 2014 at 10:32 am 0 comments

Ballyroe Heights Hotel I’M cheating a bit this week as it’s an evening meal review, rather than a lunch. I was covering a story at the hotel on Thursday night so I decided to have a have a bite to eat while I waited to do my job. The hotel always sends in […]

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The Chef’s Table: Cooking The Perfect Steak

The Chef’s Table: Cooking The Perfect Steak

July 27, 2014 at 9:17 am 0 comments

Click on above ad for more Our food columnist, ‘Just Cooking’s’ Mark Doe, on the traditional favourite – a juicy steak… Cooking the perfect steak is a lot easier than people make out. 
Okay it does take a little practice to test the degree of cooking by pressing the steak, but […]

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Out To Lunch: Dawson’s Doesn’t Disappoint

Out To Lunch: Dawson’s Doesn’t Disappoint

July 26, 2014 at 10:26 am 0 comments

Click on above ad for more Dawson’s Restaurant The Mall (Above Heaton’s) MY attitude to Dawson’s is a bit like my attitude to the TV series, Star Trek: The Next Generation. When I was in college years ago my flatmates would insist on watching it and I’d groan ‘Oh God, […]

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Doireann Barrett (left) of The Gluten Free Kitchen with Laura O'Driscoll. Doireann will have a stall at  the Electric Picnic music festival at the end of August. Photo by Gavin O'Connor

Tralee Business To Provide A Gluten Free Picnic For Music Fans

July 24, 2014 at 8:26 am 0 comments

Click on the above ad for more IT’S not just musician Gary Keane that’ll be flying the flag for Tralee talent at this year’s Electric Picnic (see story here). Local business, The Gluten Free Kitchen, has been invited to showcase and sell its products at the famous festival. Doireann Barrett, who owns and runs the […]

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Out To Lunch: Hail Caesar In Paddy Mac’s

Out To Lunch: Hail Caesar In Paddy Mac’s

July 19, 2014 at 9:43 am 0 comments

Click on the above ad for more Paddy Mac’s Pub, The Mall I DON’T know about you, but I have no mind for eating on really humid days. And Friday was one of them. I fancied something light for lunch so I called into Paddy Mac’s on The Mall. I’ve always […]

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The Chef’s Table: Meet Our New Food Columnist Mark Doe

The Chef’s Table: Meet Our New Food Columnist Mark Doe

July 19, 2014 at 8:44 am 0 comments

Click on above ad for more Meet our new columnist, Mark Doe of ‘Just Cooking’ cookery school in Firies. Here he describes how he got started in the industry and how he ended up in Kerry. BE a chef they said. See the world, get a trade, everybody has to eat! […]

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Out To Lunch: Retaining That French Flair In Courthouse Lane

Out To Lunch: Retaining That French Flair In Courthouse Lane

July 12, 2014 at 12:01 pm 0 comments

Click on above to enlarge Chez Christophe, Courthouse Lane I HAD been to Chez Christophe before and,  despite only staying for a very fine coffee, I promised to return. That was over a year ago. It was quiet then as it was only open a few weeks so that was to be expected, […]

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Out To Lunch: Crabbing About The Salad

Out To Lunch: Crabbing About The Salad

July 5, 2014 at 10:44 am 0 comments

  Click on above ad for more Johnny Franks, Meadowlands Hotel, Oakpark Road I HAVEN’T been to Meadowlands Hotel in a long time, again harking back to my old days in The Kerryman. The lunches there were generally good and the place was always fairly packed – that’s quite an […]

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Out To Lunch: A Satisfying Salad On Denny Street

Out To Lunch: A Satisfying Salad On Denny Street

June 27, 2014 at 9:16 am 0 comments

Click on above ad for more The Imperial Hotel Denny Street AFTER last week’s trip to Stoker’s Lodge, I decided to continue my ‘Tour-of-places-I-used-to-lunch-in-when-I-worked-for-The-Kerryman’ for this week’s review. So I decided to pop into the Imperial Hotel on Thursday which used to be a hop, skip and a jump from my desk across […]

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Out To Lunch: A Fine Feed At Stokers

Out To Lunch: A Fine Feed At Stokers

June 21, 2014 at 10:10 am 0 comments

Stokers Lodge Upper Edward Street IN a former life I regularly lunched at Stoker’s Lodge. It was ideal for people whose workplace was located outside of the town centre and didn’t want to hassle of finding a parking space. There was always a good crowd there and the food was good. […]

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Out To Lunch: Dining Al Fresco In The Sunny Square

Out To Lunch: Dining Al Fresco In The Sunny Square

June 15, 2014 at 9:05 am 0 comments

Click on ad for much more Nightjar The Square YOU know, when we get the weather there’s no place like home. I walked into the Square on Thursday afternoon to a drumming exhibition from a local school who entertained shoppers and al fresco diners from nearby cafes. It really did have […]

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Out To Lunch: Rain Drives Review To O’Donnell’s

Out To Lunch: Rain Drives Review To O’Donnell’s

June 7, 2014 at 10:40 am 0 comments

Click on above ad for great offers O’Donnell’s Restaurant And Bar Mounthawk IRISH summers, eh? I had great intentions of going somewhere else on Friday to do my weekly review but the weather had other plans for me. So with my wipers working frantically to prevent me from ploughing into the car in […]

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Out To Lunch: Family Spot Is Just Yummy

Out To Lunch: Family Spot Is Just Yummy

May 31, 2014 at 10:26 am 0 comments

Yummy Cafe, Dominick Street WHY didn’t anyone think of it before? For years, eating out with small children in tow was an arduous battle of wills between child and parent. Trying to keep them in their seats, thus stymieing their natural urge to run amok between diners, deftly avoiding the edges of […]

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Out To Lunch: Classical Dining On Ashe Street

Out To Lunch: Classical Dining On Ashe Street

May 23, 2014 at 10:37 am 0 comments

Mozarts, Ashe Street WHAT is it about Ashe Street and naming cafes after classic artists? For years, Reuben’s culinary artists served up decent food at the top of the street until it closed a few years ago, while Chopin has been conducting its mellifluous melodies of  lunches and dinners to hungry […]

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Out To Lunch: Gally’s Bar And Restaurant

Out To Lunch: Gally’s Bar And Restaurant

May 17, 2014 at 8:58 am 1 comment

Gally’s Bar And Restaurant, Castlemaine Road IT’S funny how you forget about some places. Not too long ago I was travelling to Killorglin and on leaving town, looking to my left, I realised I hadn’t set foot in Gally’s for over six years. I righted that wrong this week when I had […]

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Out To Lunch: The Roast House

Out To Lunch: The Roast House

May 10, 2014 at 12:13 pm 0 comments

The Roast House Denny Street LET’S, for a moment, talk about quality. The recession, for all its misery and hardship, did us favour by weeding out stylish-looking cafes, serving up over-priced, mediocre meals, so mangy they wouldn’t choke a duck. But hey, once Zero 7 was playing in the background we were cool. Starving, but […]

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Tadhg McGillicuddy, Assistant Hotel Manager, and Rimantas Romaska, Bar Manager, accepting the award for Best Customer Service at the Restaurant Association of Ireland awards held in Limerick on Tuesday night.

Great Service Books Brooks Another Award

April 30, 2014 at 11:19 am 0 comments

BROOKS restaurant at Ballygarry House Hotel have added another accolade to their list having scooped the Best Customer Service award at the Restaurant Association of Ireland awards for the second year in a row. Tadhg McGillicuddy, Hotel Assistant Manager, praised his team for their customer focused attitude and love of the service […]

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Out To Lunch: A taste of old times

Out To Lunch: A taste of old times

April 30, 2014 at 7:35 am 0 comments

Mary Anne’s Tea Rooms Denny Street SO there I am in downtown Tralee, a sunny April afternoon, an hour to go before giving a big work presentation, and the tummy starts to rumble. Some say you should never eat before a big event. But personally, I’m a bag of cats […]

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Review: Mark’s Debut Book Is ‘Just’ Right

Review: Mark’s Debut Book Is ‘Just’ Right

April 29, 2014 at 2:26 pm 1 comment

IT’S easy to be cynical when another cookbook comes on the market. After all, the bookshops are flooded with them – all promising to turn you into a domestic God or Goddess overnight. But ‘Just Cooking’ is not just another cookbook. It’s written by Mark Doe,  who runs the ‘Just […]

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Out To Lunch: Aine’s Cafe & Wine Bar

Out To Lunch: Aine’s Cafe & Wine Bar

April 21, 2014 at 8:22 pm 0 comments

Aine’s Cafe The Square Easter Saturdays don’t get any better than this. Walking around Tralee in the warm sunshine was a pleasure at the weekend. The Tir na nOg Children’s Festival brought a great family feelgood factor to the town centre, none more so than in The Square where a […]

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