A Taste of Ireland

pub chairs

Beer isn’t a staple on my grocery list,  but this month I need to find a way to get 3/4 cup of Guinness stout.  You see, Cook’s Illustrated claims that it is a necessary ingredient if I want to make their gingerbread cake.

Tomorrow, we hope to obtain something else imported from Ireland; several chairs and stools were posted on Craigslist, so we’re going to call about picking them up. The contact works with Historic Dublin (Ohio) Restaurants.

Pubs aren’t a rarity here in the Columbus area. We’ve got the Claddagh chain as well as the independent neighborhood-type around.  Last week we followed the sign to the pub entrance of  P.K. O’Ryan’s in Worthington. Instead of a pint of something,  I ordered gingerale and an appetizer from their menu.  Their “Irish Nachos” are described as, ” fresh pub chips tossed with shredded corned beef, sauerkraut, swiss cheese sauce, scallions, tomatoes and Thousand Island on the side “. I ordered them as my lunch and had a hard time finishing it, even though they were rather tasty.  You can see that P.K. O’Ryan’s also has a restaurant dining room whose windows look out on High Street. We’ll have to go back sometime to see how their breakfast fare is…or I could stop in on my walk home from work, since they serve lunch until 4p.m. … or for a late-night snack, since the dining room is open until 9 p.m. and the pub until 11 p.m.

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