Great Irish restaurants

Great Irish restaurants

There are 104 comments on the Newsday story from Feb 26, 2009, titled Great Irish restaurants. In it, Newsday reports that:

Here are four establishments that celebrate St. Patrick's Day year-round. Cannon's Blackthorn , 49 N. Village Ave., Rockville Centre, 516-594-1222 This may be the only place where you'll find corned ...

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Munnelly

Brooklyn, NY

#1 Mar 10, 2009
oh

“It might have been !!!”

Since: Aug 07

F&P City

#2 Mar 10, 2009
How is their colcannon ?.....I hope it just doesn't taste like potatoes and cabbage.

“Kneel before Zod”

Since: Apr 07

NY

#4 Mar 10, 2009
Too bad Patrick’s Pub On Northern Blvd in Littleneck closed.

Since: Nov 08

Huntington Station, NY

#5 Mar 10, 2009
The Irish Coffee Pub is decent. Nice atmosphere. I've been to a few events there and they do a lovely job. I've also had dinner there a few times and enjoyed it.

“Slappy X. Sanchez, Esq.”

Since: Jun 08

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#7 Mar 10, 2009
McGoverns in Oakdale is pretty good.
Levittown Warrior

Yonkers, NY

#8 Mar 10, 2009
Jackie Reillys in Bethpage-delicious food and wonderful warm owner, very generous with buybacks and a good looking 25-45yo crowd...Slainte!
Joseph P

New York, NY

#11 Mar 10, 2009
Gotta give it to the Irish, they show up in full force at all of their St. Patrick's Day parades. There happens to be more Italians than Irish in New York, yet the Columbus Day Parade, which is supposed to be how us Italians celebrate our heritage is a joke. Despite the fact that we have only 1 parade (as opposed to the hundreds which the Irish have for St. Patrick's Day) you can nearly count on one hand the number of people participating AND attending. Kind of embarrassing.

Also, when I think back to my days in Flatbush, Brooklyn and recall the parents of the Irish kids I grew up with and then the parents of the Italian kids, I remember all the Irish ones being so happy, friendly, jovial and youthful. Whereas the Italians, my parents included, were always so sullen, downtrodden, unhappy, grumpy and just generally miserable folks. Not to mention that dumb tradition of dressing in black for 7 years after someone died. At a certain point someone was dying every 3 or 4 years.

I guess that's why I married an Irish girl and we had 7 children. That's another issue too; the large irish families. The Irish women sure know how to have a good time with their man.
Joseph P

New York, NY

#12 Mar 10, 2009
I cannot believe that Newsday censored the plural form of I/T/A/L/I/A/N

“I'm down with F&P, ”

Since: Aug 07

Toronto

#13 Mar 10, 2009
Levittown Warrior wrote:
Jackie Reillys in Bethpage-delicious food and wonderful warm owner, very generous with buybacks and a good looking 25-45yo crowd...Slainte!
i can't. i know you want me to folks but i just can't go there with this guy. although the guy who runs it is a super guy. that's how the Irish are.

“she may be a murderer, but....”

Since: Dec 07

she'll ensure U cant prove it

#14 Mar 10, 2009
gee, if I was only Irish, I could suggest one.

Since: Nov 08

Huntington Station, NY

#15 Mar 10, 2009
Joseph P wrote:
Gotta give it to the Irish, they show up in full force at all of their St. Patrick's Day parades. There happens to be more Italians than Irish in New York, yet the Columbus Day Parade, which is supposed to be how us Italians celebrate our heritage is a joke. Despite the fact that we have only 1 parade (as opposed to the hundreds which the Irish have for St. Patrick's Day) you can nearly count on one hand the number of people participating AND attending. Kind of embarrassing.
Also, when I think back to my days in Flatbush, Brooklyn and recall the parents of the Irish kids I grew up with and then the parents of the Italian kids, I remember all the Irish ones being so happy, friendly, jovial and youthful. Whereas ****, my parents included, were always so sullen, downtrodden, unhappy, grumpy and just generally miserable folks. Not to mention that dumb tradition of dressing in black for 7 years after someone died. At a certain point someone was dying every 3 or 4 years.
I guess that's why I married an Irish girl and we had 7 children. That's another issue too; the large irish families. The Irish women sure know how to have a good time with their man.
Holy Rigatoni Batman! You really know how to open up the floodgates on Irish-Italian feuds, huh. Lol. Take it easy on the It*lians, eh? Not everyone is 'sullen'. Maybe that has been your experience, but it's not everyone's.

Also, did you ever think that many modern It*lians stay away from the Columbus day parade because it is a farce as far as it being an 'Italian' celebration? Columbus flew the Spanish flag and was under Queen Isabella's rule. His place of birth is incidental.

Furthermore, he only discovered America for Spain. It was already inhabited when he got here and he was preceded by other expeditionists.

So, Irish-americans are the only ones who corner the market on big families? Come on now, really?

One last thing about parades--attendance is not a factor in how proud you are of your heritage.

Just sayin'.

Farce

Taunton, MA

#16 Mar 10, 2009
Cogency wrote:
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Holy Rigatoni Batman! You really know how to open up the floodgates on Irish-Italian feuds, huh. Lol. Take it easy on the It*lians, eh? Not everyone is 'sullen'. Maybe that has been your experience, but it's not everyone's.
Also, did you ever think that many modern It*lians stay away from the Columbus day parade because it is a farce as far as it being an 'Italian' celebration? Columbus flew the Spanish flag and was under Queen Isabella's rule. His place of birth is incidental.
Furthermore, he only discovered America for Spain. It was already inhabited when he got here and he was preceded by other expeditionists.
So, Irish-americans are the only ones who corner the market on big families? Come on now, really?
One last thing about parades--attendance is not a factor in how proud you are of your heritage.
Just sayin'.
It should also be mentioned that once Columbus realized there wasn't gold in the Americas that he decided to enslave the native populations and also commited genocide on an entire race that was located in the Bahamas. Some historians estimate that between 5-8 million natives were wiped out due to Columbus.

It's like having a parade for Hitler

Since: Nov 08

Huntington Station, NY

#18 Mar 10, 2009
Farce wrote:
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It should also be mentioned that once Columbus realized there wasn't gold in the Americas that he decided to enslave the native populations and also commited genocide on an entire race that was located in the Bahamas. Some historians estimate that between 5-8 million natives were wiped out due to Columbus.
It's like having a parade for Hitler
True.
Italiano

Holbrook, NY

#19 Mar 16, 2009
Farce wrote:
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It should also be mentioned that once Columbus realized there wasn't gold in the Americas that he decided to enslave the native populations and also commited genocide on an entire race that was located in the Bahamas. Some historians estimate that between 5-8 million natives were wiped out due to Columbus.
It's like having a parade for Hitler
If you knew anything about human nature you would know that to be human is to TAKE. That is why there have been wars since the beginning of time. It is true what they say about Columbus but the same can be said for any of the explorers, it was about getting rich. Hey can you name just ONE Irish explorer? I can't either, I guess they just didn't have the intellect to build decent enough boats nor have anyone smart enough to sail anywhere.

The Irish hate the Brits because the Brits conquered them....but human nature is such that had the Irish had the brains and know how to do the same to the Brits they would have. They were just on the receiving end of the Shite.

“It might have been !!!”

Since: Aug 07

F&P City

#20 Mar 16, 2009
Italiano wrote:
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If you knew anything about human nature you would know that to be human is to TAKE. That is why there have been wars since the beginning of time. It is true what they say about Columbus but the same can be said for any of the explorers, it was about getting rich. Hey can you name just ONE Irish explorer? I can't either, I guess they just didn't have the intellect to build decent enough boats nor have anyone smart enough to sail anywhere.
The Irish hate the Brits because the Brits conquered them....but human nature is such that had the Irish had the brains and know how to do the same to the Brits they would have. They were just on the receiving end of the Shite.
Happy St. Patrick's Day to you too !

“Be careful what u pretend 2 B”

Since: Jun 07

Lehigh Valley

#21 Mar 16, 2009
I thought they were called Bars or Pubs
Farce

Taunton, MA

#22 Mar 16, 2009
Italiano wrote:
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If you knew anything about human nature you would know that to be human is to TAKE. That is why there have been wars since the beginning of time. It is true what they say about Columbus but the same can be said for any of the explorers, it was about getting rich. Hey can you name just ONE Irish explorer? I can't either, I guess they just didn't have the intellect to build decent enough boats nor have anyone smart enough to sail anywhere.
The Irish hate the Brits because the Brits conquered them....but human nature is such that had the Irish had the brains and know how to do the same to the Brits they would have. They were just on the receiving end of the Shite.
I really wasn't talking trash about the Italians. All I was saying is that what we learned in grammer school up to high school really didn't give you all of the facts on Columbus. Instead they "romanticised" his journey.

But for people celebrating his actions with a parade, should really know all the facts about that person. Check out how many Columbus celebrations they have in the caribbean... 0.
Paddy Mac

New York, NY

#24 Mar 16, 2009
Farce wrote:
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I really wasn't talking trash about ****. All I was saying is that what we learned in grammer school up to high school really didn't give you all of the facts on Columbus. Instead they "romanticised" his journey.
But for people celebrating his actions with a parade, should really know all the facts about that person. Check out how many Columbus celebrations they have in the caribbean... 0.
I never knew any of this either until I heard a Haitian girl in my office mention this back on Columbus Day.

I'm surprised that no Carribean nation organizations protest in NYC on Columbus Day?
Jets

Mineola, NY

#25 Mar 16, 2009
Sorry, but Irish food has got to be the worst food on earth. Boiled meat, boiled potatoes and boiled cabbage, served with cheap whiskey, isn't exactly fine dining.
Farce

Taunton, MA

#27 Mar 16, 2009
Jets wrote:
Sorry, but Irish food has got to be the worst food on earth. Boiled meat, boiled potatoes and boiled cabbage, served with cheap whiskey, isn't exactly fine dining.
I agree with you that some of their foods are attrocious, but I will take a Shephard's Pie any day. Not even sure if that is an Irish cuisine, but it is on every menu in an irish pub.

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