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Since: Apr 09

Midlothian, IL

#1 Mar 4, 2011
How the h-e-double hockey sticks did I miss this???

http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoo...

For some, corned beef and cabbage is a once-a-year dish, reserved for St. Patrick’s Day.

At Sullivans Irish Pub & Eatery, which is getting ready to open in Midlothian, it will be on the menu every day, along with other staples such as shepherd’s pie and fish and chips.

Owner Danny Kelly said he wants to promote a family-friendly atmosphere during dinnertime but Sullivans also will offer live music later at night.

“It’s going to have more like a restaurant feel up until about 9 p.m.,” said Kelly, whose resume includes union carpenter, bar owner and lead male vocalist for a group called The Jealous P.

Kelly, who grew up in Palos Hills, has long had a “vision” to open an Irish pub. He’s managed other restaurants and bars and owned a small neighborhood tavern in St. Charles, near where he now lives.

Kelly and friends have extensively remodeled the former Papa T’s Nightclub, 4660 W. 147th St., moving the stage to add more dining space and installing an expensive laser lighting system.

Kelly bought tables, chairs and several decorative pieces for Sullivans from Bailey’s Restaurant and Bar in Westmont, whose owners recently retired. Two glass panels that were booth partitions at Bailey’s, for example, are part of Sullivans’ hostess station.

Photos from the Guinness brewery in Ireland and the South Side Irish parade in Chicago’s Beverly community adorn the walls.

A grand opening is planned for St. Patrick’s Day, with the doors opening at 8 a.m.

On tap, Sullivans offers traditional favorites such as Guinness, Harp and Smithwick’s. Kelly said the bar is one of just a few in the Chicago area serving McCaffery’s Irish Creme Ale and two beers from the Argus Brewery in Chicago’s Pullman community.

For the food side, Kelly looked to Beverly resident Joe Sexton, former chef at Ridge Country Club.

“What we’re aiming for is a traditional Irish menu, but not too outlandish that it won’t sell,” said Sexton, whose parents are first-generation Irish immigrants.“We’re trying to cater to all audiences.”

One item on the menu is boxty, the traditional Irish potato pancake. Instead of being a side, however, Sexton has turned it into an entree, wrapping boxty around a filling such as chicken and mushrooms or corned beef and cabbage.

The food and drinks will be served by young ladies wearing what Kelly described as “Dublin schoolgirl” outfits — black tank tops, plaid skirts and black knee-length socks. He said his aim was dress that wouldn’t offend his mom while avoiding the navel-baring look of servers at Tilted Kilt.

Kelly said the dining room will seat 100, and he’s already getting calls from people making dinner reservations for St. Patrick’s Day.

“I want it to be an escape,” he said.“It will have the true feel of an Irish pub with an American spin.”
Chirrosis

Midlothian, IL

#3 Mar 4, 2011
Great, more drunks on the road. The only new businesses, Midlothian seems to attract, is an adult motel for cheating spouses and bars.

The next business will be a family law divorce and bankruptcy attorney.

Are the Midlothian police, still turning a blind eye to all the ILLEGAL GAMBLING machines at Jack,s Place and TJ's ? Drunken fathers blowing thier families money and the police,village officals and the bar owners could care less.

"Midlothian the Village that Pride Built" Who was the Midlothian Drunk who coined that phrase?
Midlo

Orland Park, IL

#4 Mar 4, 2011
Hey Chirrosis,

Blue Island is nothing to talk about. Stay out of Midlo if you don't like it. Papa T's was in the location that Sullivan's is taking up. That location has been a bar for years. What do you expect to go in there instead? It's not like a Target is going to open up there.

BTW, what new businesses is Blue Island attracting?
LTMIDLO

Alsip, IL

#5 Mar 4, 2011
wow...people need to worry about their own lives and not what everyone else is "blowing" their money on...money they earned.
cant wait to eat here and throw back a few Jameson's! been waiting for an Irish pub like this for a long time!

Since: Apr 09

Midlothian, IL

#6 Mar 4, 2011
Dude really?

I don't drink, but I'm digging the idea of good ol' Irish food here in Midlo. Don't rain on our parade.

And it's cirrhosis bub. Get it straight if you're going to try to mock people. Otherwise, you just give us ammo against you. ;)

Since: Jul 09

Orland Park, IL

#7 Mar 4, 2011
I peaked in the window and it really looks nice in there. Welcome Sullivans Irish Pub and Eatery I am looking forward visiting your new Pub. I wish you well.
midloguy30

Mount Morris, MI

#8 Mar 5, 2011
Chrisisos..or whatever. You're an ass.
Everyone knew a new bar would go there.
An Irish place? Heck yeah. Let's have some local support.

Since: Apr 09

Midlothian, IL

#9 Mar 5, 2011
Midloguy it's zoned and licensed for a bar. Duh, one's going to go there. But this is a pub with food not just some dive bar. So are you saying that Rock Bottom Brewery in Orland is a bad place because...oh dear, they sell booze too!

And I'm not an ass, I'm a smartass. Get it straight. ;)
midloguy30

Mount Morris, MI

#10 Mar 5, 2011
5yr
I didn't call you an ass.

Since: Mar 10

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#11 Mar 5, 2011
Dory is that you?
Irish pub

Midlothian, IL

#12 Mar 5, 2011
Let's get all excited about another bar I think not to most of us in midlo excluding the few topix people this is really depressing another fricking bar really .

“In my opinion..”

Since: Dec 09

Midlothian

#13 Mar 5, 2011
Irish pub wrote:
Let's get all excited about another bar I think not to most of us in midlo excluding the few topix people this is really depressing another fricking bar really .
Its not another bar. It is a resturant that sells booze. It is replacing one that was already there, but instead of just serving beer and wine they will be serving real food also. This is a much better than a place just to drink.

Since: Mar 10

Location hidden

#14 Mar 5, 2011
Ten Second Tom?
slogan

Munster, IN

#15 Mar 5, 2011
Welcome to Midlothian and good luck.If the food is great and priced right you will be a place to visit over and over again.Ed and Joes in tinley park has the right idea hope yours is as good.We will see you for a corned beef sandwich.

Since: Apr 09

Midlothian, IL

#16 Mar 5, 2011
Oh I get you now Midloguy. My apologies for misunderstanding you.:)

Thanks slogan. That's how I feel too. I hope they have good food, good service and good prices and that they do well.
wish u knew

Orland Park, IL

#17 Mar 5, 2011
another garbage place sullivans.. MIDLO is a S***hole town give it one year and there will b a new name for sullivans. or something differnt there. i have no hopes for that place and wish for the grand opening to suck balls
Local Thinker

Midlothian, IL

#18 Mar 5, 2011
I've been looking for a local establishment to have a beer or two but the offerings didn't appeal to me. I pass this bar in Oaklawn on Ridgeland (Homestead Barr)and think if it was closer I would stop. If This place (Sullivan's)offers good food and a clean environment, they could make their money one the weekends and cover their costs on the weekdays. This neighborhood needs a place to stop for a friendly beer and then we might stay for a while. We need a neighborhood bar!

“Impeach Stevens!”

Since: Apr 10

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#19 Mar 5, 2011
Chirrosis wrote:
Great, more drunks on the road. The only new businesses, Midlothian seems to attract, is an adult motel for cheating spouses and bars.
The next business will be a family law divorce and bankruptcy attorney.
Are the Midlothian police, still turning a blind eye to all the ILLEGAL GAMBLING machines at Jack,s Place and TJ's ? Drunken fathers blowing thier families money and the police,village officals and the bar owners could care less.
"Midlothian the Village that Pride Built" Who was the Midlothian Drunk who coined that phrase?
WHat do you expect from Obama jr. This part of plan to make Midlothian giant red loght district. He is tearing at the very fabric of this town.

Since: Mar 09

Chicago, IL

#20 Mar 6, 2011
let's hope the food and the service will be good. i've been to the tilted kilt once for dinner. the food was ok, the server's uniforms were not very flattering even on the smallest of them and the server wasn't very good. there was four guys and three women sitting at our table and she seemed to ignore the girls when we asked for something. we had to tided up the table because she didn't seem to know to take the empty plates and glasses.

“Did I Just Say That Out Loud?”

Since: Aug 10

Location hidden

#21 Mar 6, 2011
I was not impressed with Tilted Kilt either Midlo Gal. I was there with my husband, and while our server conversed with me more than him, we could hardly get her away from her table of 6 guys. And the food was WAY too salty. I wonder if they do that on purpose so they can sell more beer. But it was really ridiculous, and I LIKE salt!

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