Monthly Archives: February 2012

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29 02, 2012

Pubbin’ for Pattys

Second semester classes are in full swing, and the time of year is approaching when we can once again whip out our swimsuits and spend our free days lounging around the pool or beach. Besides warmer weather, the traditional Irish holiday we Americans have come to celebrate is also fast approaching. Providing a nice prelude into the possibilities of fun to be had over spring break, St. Patrick's Day is one of those holidays college students don't neglect. This year, aside from utilizing the holiday to pinch anyone not sporting the color green, celebrate the day by hitting up some of Long Beach's most-loved Irish pubs. Whether you're looking to dance to traditional Irish music, sip on pints of Guinness, or munch on corned beef and hash, there will be endless opportunities throughout the day to honor the world's favorite [...]

29 02, 2012

Pubbin' for Pattys

Second semester classes are in full swing, and the time of year is approaching when we can once again whip out our swimsuits and spend our free days lounging around the pool or beach. Besides warmer weather, the traditional Irish holiday we Americans have come to celebrate is also fast approaching. Providing a nice prelude into the possibilities of fun to be had over spring break, St. Patrick's Day is one of those holidays college students don't neglect. This year, aside from utilizing the holiday to pinch anyone not sporting the color green, celebrate the day by hitting up some of Long Beach's most-loved Irish pubs. Whether you're looking to dance to traditional Irish music, sip on pints of Guinness, or munch on corned beef and hash, there will be endless opportunities throughout the day to honor the world's favorite [...]

29 02, 2012

Whiskey a Go-Go

Like many spirits, whiskey is having a moment. This month, for instance, Wine Spectator magazine turned over its cover to a tasting of American whiskeys. Now Burlington will gain its very own whiskey bar when the folks at Rí Rá Irish Pub throw open the doors to the adjacent Whiskey Room at Rí Rá this week. Behind the bar will be upwards of 100 bottles of whiskey, some of them rare and tracked down via special order, according to manager Matt Messenger. The 44-seat space will also feature a full bar and craft cocktail list, high-end draft beers and sparkling wines, and at least 15 other wines not available next door. Patrons can order from Rí Rá’s pub menu or from a special selection of small plates that will include local meat and cheese boards, says Messenger. Messenger says the [...]

29 02, 2012

Gaelic good times

South Campus Gateway is home to an Irish pub again, and in plenty of time for St. Patrick’s Day. Kildare’s Irish Pub will open at 1576 N. High St. on Thursday, in the space formerly occupied by McFadden’s Irish Pub. Kildare’s is a Philadelphia-based chain, with six locations in three states. It’s owned by Dave Magrogan, a chiropractor-turned-restaurateur. The company also owns three Doc Magrogan’s Oyster House seafood restaurants in Pennsylvania and is considering opening one in Columbus. Magrogan hopes patrons will feel as though they have been transported to Ireland once they step inside the renovated 7,000-square-foot space. “We’ve incorporated five distinct Irish pub styles, and most of the furniture and fixtures are either Irish antiques or were custom-made and shipped from Ireland just for Kildare’s.” The ground floor is modeled after a traditional shop pub “like [...]

29 02, 2012

Kells Irish Pub to launch ‘green rain’ benefit for Northeast Portland’s Center for Medically Fragile Children

Kell's Irish Pub will kick off its annual benefit for Northeast Portland's Center for Medically Fragile Children at Providence Child Center at 9 a.m. tomorrow, Tuesday, Feb. 28. The event, at 112 S.W. Second Ave., involves patrons "sending cash to the ceiling" at Kells until the annual "sweep" prior to St. Patrick's Day. Last year, $9,000 was collected. Kells matches the total each year, which amounted to a record $18,000 last year, according to a Providence spokesperson. Since the first "green rain" in 1995, the event has raised more than $193,000. Want more NE news and events? Check Oregonlive.com/ne-portland for new posts daily. And follow me on Twitter. Source: Larry Bingham, The Oregonian 

29 02, 2012

Kells Irish Pub to launch 'green rain' benefit for Northeast Portland's Center for Medically Fragile Children

Kell's Irish Pub will kick off its annual benefit for Northeast Portland's Center for Medically Fragile Children at Providence Child Center at 9 a.m. tomorrow, Tuesday, Feb. 28. The event, at 112 S.W. Second Ave., involves patrons "sending cash to the ceiling" at Kells until the annual "sweep" prior to St. Patrick's Day. Last year, $9,000 was collected. Kells matches the total each year, which amounted to a record $18,000 last year, according to a Providence spokesperson. Since the first "green rain" in 1995, the event has raised more than $193,000. Want more NE news and events? Check Oregonlive.com/ne-portland for new posts daily. And follow me on Twitter. Source: Larry Bingham, The Oregonian 

29 02, 2012

Las Vegas clippers readied

It's like a St. Patrick's Day party with a twist. A handful of local Irish pubs are kicking off March with events benefitting the St. Baldrick's Foundation, which raises money for childhood cancer research. This year, Nine Fine Irishmen at New York-New York, McMullan's Irish Pub and Ri Ra The Irish Pub at Mandalay Bay will be hosting St. Baldrick's Day events March 3. Austin, right, was diagnosed with bilateral Wilms tumor in July 2007. His father Mark, middle, and older brother Braedan, left, shave in solidarity with him. Austin joined them in March 2011. He is one of five St. Baldrick's Foundation 2012 Ambassador Kids. In 2000, when reinsurance executives John Bender, Tim Kenny and Enda McDonnell shaved heads at their St. Patrick's Day party to raise money for childhood cancer research, there were no events like [...]

28 02, 2012

Irish Pub Social Media Campaign

You're Irish Pub needs a strong social media campaign. Here are ten tips you can use to jump start your Irish Pub's social media campaign on both Twitter and Facebook. Change your Twitter Background Create a custom twitter background that reflects your organizations mission and brand, a classic designed image of your Irish Pub stands out rather than the default background. List the Twitter handles of the staff contributing to your organizations feed This allows engagement from your staff to tweet to their customers. It also encourages more twitter activity and lets your followers personalize your Irish Pub with specific users. Use Twitterholic.com to connect with the top 50 tweeters in your city These elite few are a key demographic, as they are influential to your entire city. Engage with their tweets and look out for a tweet from them where [...]

27 02, 2012

Just In Time for St. Patty's Day

  Hercules Mulligan’s is now open at 272 Thayer Street, the upper level space that has been occupied over the years by bars and restaurants such as Max’s Upstairs and most recently Marley’s. The pub is named for a real life Irish immigrant who was a friend of Alexander Hamilton and spied for the Americans during the Revolutionary War. He ran a clothing shop in New York that was frequented by British officers, and at the behest of George Washington, he collected and passed on intelligence to the Continental Army. The pub that now bears his name offers a menu including classic Irish fare like bangers and mash, shepherd’s pie and Irish breakfast, but also more eclectic selections like BBQ Turkey Tips, Pistachio Crusted Salmon and Point Judith Calamari. Their Hercules Wings are available with sauces like the [...]

27 02, 2012

Just In Time for St. Patty’s Day

  Hercules Mulligan’s is now open at 272 Thayer Street, the upper level space that has been occupied over the years by bars and restaurants such as Max’s Upstairs and most recently Marley’s. The pub is named for a real life Irish immigrant who was a friend of Alexander Hamilton and spied for the Americans during the Revolutionary War. He ran a clothing shop in New York that was frequented by British officers, and at the behest of George Washington, he collected and passed on intelligence to the Continental Army. The pub that now bears his name offers a menu including classic Irish fare like bangers and mash, shepherd’s pie and Irish breakfast, but also more eclectic selections like BBQ Turkey Tips, Pistachio Crusted Salmon and Point Judith Calamari. Their Hercules Wings are available with sauces like the [...]