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Tigin’s Irish Pub – Stamford, Conn.

by on Nov.11, 2012, under Beer, City, Egg Breakfast, Free Wi-Fi, Futbol on TV, Irish Coffee, Restaurants, Salmon, Stamford, Wine

I was on my way back from judging the ‘Nyemchek Junior All-Star DanceSport Championships‘ in New York and needed to find a spot to watch the Chelsea/Liverpool match on Sunday at 11AM. After much research, a call to AMEX concierge and a bit of investigation I found Tigin Irish Pub in Stamford Connecticut at 175 Bedford Street, what a find as it’s also right near the location of the Tri-state classic DanceSport competition held in March every year. I settled in quickly getting started with an Irish Coffee


The pub is very comfortable but retains an ole Irish Feel.

The food is very good. Typical breakfast fare.

The Irish coffee was brill. One of the best I ever had and there were plenty of tv sets on which to watch the match.
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Amrheins Boston

by on Oct.21, 2012, under Boston, Egg Breakfast, Gluten Free, Irish Coffee, Parking/Valet, Restaurants, Salmon, Wine

Just had a great Sunday brunch at Amrheins in South Boston




Irish Coffee was great to start with, they also had the Francis Coppola Zinfandel on the menu.


The buffet selection was extensive, with your standard american breakfast options and everything from shrimp to steak. Our plates were filled twice!

Meat lovers will be happy if they stop into Amrheins restaurant as well as the standard breakfast lover too!



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Kitchen Boston MA

by on Oct.07, 2012, under Beer, Boston, Champagne, Cocktails, Egg Breakfast, Hamburger, Happening, Music, Roof Deck/Patio, Salad, Wine

We stopped in here for Sunday brunch, and thanks to Daren’s help we started out with a glass of the 2010 Kunin Pape Star and bottle of the Digfish ale.

This spot had been open as ‘Kitchen’ since June of 2011, previously it went under the name Pop’s, which I still remember the mouth watering pulled pork sandwich I had!

We had the omelette, bibb salad and hamburger Yorkshire style.


we then followed this with a Singapore Sling:

followed this with a Moscow Mule (forgot to take a picture) and then a ‘Sparkling Cloister’ (champagne cocktail)

while listening to Ray Charles on LP!


and following all of this with a ‘Hemingway Daiquiri’ a little to tart for Chris…but I loved it.


As you can see this place had a vibe that kept us there all afternoon, Daren was an equally entertaining bartender and turned us onto a new must have App for the local cocktail scene lover, checkout GetOnTheBar and you’ll see what I mean. Not to mention the fun loving crew that inhabited the rest of the kitchen (you see here chef finding a way to insert some brandy into his meals) asking politely of course as to make sure this would not hinder the bar that evening.


We finished the afternoon up with a tall cup of black coffee, I highly recommend stopping in for a bite to eat or an entertaining drink and conversation with the bar men at Kitchen Restaurant in Boston’s South End it’s at 560 Tremont Street (Previously ‘Pop’s’ restaurant was situated here.)


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Woodward at the Ames Boston, MA

by on Oct.07, 2012, under Beer, Bellini, Boston, Champagne, Cocktails, Egg Breakfast, Gluten Free, Happening, Mimosa, Music, Parking/Valet, Restaurants, Roof Deck/Patio, Salad, Steak, Swanky, Wine

Woodward is a happening spot for tasty food with an old feel, it is named for a tavern once housed in the Ames family home, Woodward is a modern-day tavern that incorporates local fresh foods and a dynamic beverage selection.


“Located at 1 Court Street and Washington Mall in downtown Boston, the Ames Building was designed by the architectural firm of Shepley, Rutan and Coolidge in Richardsonian Romanesque and paid for by Frederick L. Ames. It is the second tallest masonry load bearing-wall structure in the world, exceeded only by the Monadnock Building in Chicago, completed that same year.” (Quoted from Wikipedia)


I started with the Steak Tartar (topped with an egg, not a usual choice for me but the dish was delicious none the less)


The Simple greens salad was topped with pumpkin seeds, cucumber, dill yogurt and a cider vinaigrette, fantastic!


Also at the table we tried the Steamed mussels, pork belly, fennel, garlic and Woodward Ale! Unforgettable!

This is a common stop for us when we have people in town and want to show them a comfortable setting with deluxe food and as dressy as you want to make it. I highly recommend stopping into Woodward at the Ames hotel if you are in Boston.

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Oliver and Bonacini Toronto

by on Jul.23, 2012, under Beer, Champagne, Chicken Club, Egg Breakfast, Free Wi-Fi, Gluten Free, Happening, Irish Coffee, Mimosa, Music, Roof Deck/Patio, Salad, Salmon, Swanky, Toronto, ON - Canada, Tuna, Wine

This branch of the Oliver and Bonacini group is located in the financial district of Toronto. The restaurant consists of a bar, sidewalk cafe, restaurant and outside covered dining area.





Light fixtures in bar are really funky.

Outside was also very pleasant.

Tuna was very good.

So was the salmon .
I also had brunch here which was excellent.
Once again the staff at all the restaurants I visited in Toronto were really good and mostly very funny. The guys here were great.
I will definately go back if I find myself in Toronto again.
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Origin Toronto

by on Jul.22, 2012, under Champagne, Chicken, Egg Breakfast, Gluten Free, Hamburger, Irish Coffee, Mimosa, Roof Deck/Patio, Salad, Toronto, ON - Canada

Origin is located in the St Lawrence district of Toronto which is on the edge of the financial district. The location is quite cool as it is opposite St James
Cathedral .


Only ha brunch here on the patio but the interior of the restaurant looks very funky.


Especially like the Darth Vador mask.

The brunch was excellent. My hamburger was really good.The only downside was the cost 17 dollars.

Rancheros were good but different from what you might expect .

The bill was rather expensive maybe due to the fact that we ordered mimosas and there was no price on the menu.

I really liked the food and the location and service was excellent but very pricey for a brunch.
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Verses Hotel Nelligan Montreal

by on Feb.14, 2012, under Champagne, Coffee, Egg Breakfast, Irish Coffee, Montreal, QC - Canada, Tartar, Wine

Verses is in the Hotel Nelligan located in Old Montreal behind Notre Dame cathedral .

The hotel is very cool as it seems to have been 2 buildings that have been joined together.

I had a Beefoe latte which was excellent and there was a very good wine list.

I had the beef tartar which Included some great fries.
Our waiter was excellent. Very attentive and informative. Overall a very comfortable place to spend an afternoon.

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The Playwright Miami

by on Nov.27, 2011, under Beer, Egg Breakfast, Futbol on TV, LFC Supporters, Miami, Mimosa, Pubs, Tuna


Complete with 8 Plasma TV’s and two 100 inch screens, check this place out for your futbol fix when in Miami SB! They will play multiple matches at once if needed! No need to worry the screens will be taken up by American football, this place was full of LFC supporters when we were there!

Playwright Irish Pub


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