Author: David

Matt the Rashers

This venerable institution in Sundrive has almost legendary status and quite the fan base. According to its Facebook page, it has over 3500 followers, and I couldn’t find a negative comment on its review page. Sundrive is not a pretty place. Dominated by SuperValu … … it’s a hodge podge […]

Mayfield

Although Mayfield seems to have been an institution in Terenure for ever, it opened only in 2010 in a former butcher’s shop. Now the main part of it occupies a former abattoir. A promotion of sorts, I suppose. From being a prime location for banks, estate agents and hairdressers before […]

The Art of Coffee

It’s been a while. Sorry. The day job gets busy in May and June and restricts the time I have available to write things. This breakfast experience also happened a few weeks ago. I updated WordPress on my site as I was about to write this and the whole site […]

Urbun, Cabinteely

As middle of the night whims go, this was one of my better ones. I woke at 3.30am, mind flooding with all sorts of interesting thoughts. As I tossed and turned and tried to make sense of things, two items floated to the forefront of my mind: firstly, a work-related […]

DS&EMcM

Don’t judge me till you’ve tried it. McDonald’s Double Sausage and Egg McMuffin is a wondrous creation. Junk food at its absolute best. For this episode I was joined by the OH, Christine, and the younger lad, Edward. For the younger lad and me, journeying to a McDonalds for a […]

Bishop’s Gate Hotel, Derry

Every so often I have to travel to Derry as part of my job. I love Derry. I love the people there. I love the accent. I love the sense of history (albeit troubled) that you get walking its walls. And of course, there are the murals. Here’s the lastest […]

Cinnamon in Ranelagh

The young lad used to do karate in the Hombu Dojo in Ranelagh so I got to know what I suppose you might call this inner suburban village quite well over the years. It’s surrounded by expensive private housing so it’s a place where maybe customers have looser wallets than […]

Making Shakshuka

This is something I’ve wanted to do for ages but I just never got around to it before now. In recipe books and magazines Shakshuka is usually pictured nestled comfortably as an individual portion in a nice cast iron pot with handles, and looks terribly luscious. Needless to say, as […]

Foam

Close to home this time. My home that is. Foam is on Terenure Place, just next to Terenure crossroads. It’s been open for, what, maybe a year and a half now and seems to have become a very popular breakfast/brunch spot mainly, but not exclusively, for families with young kids. […]

Brendan’s Café

Brendan’s Café is one of those places that appears on ‘must visit before they disappear’ lists. It’s a ‘hidden gem’, an ‘institution’, a bit of ‘hidden Dublin’. I would wager a fair amount that it’s not one of the most visited ‘must visit’ places however. At least by the people […]