Tourists travelling to Dublin to indulge in Irish food and booze may be surprised to see that we’re going mad for burritos. It’s no coincidence that this Mexican craze has coincided with the recession. Burritos provide cheap, fast rocket fuel for the masses. At around seven yo-yos a pop we can enjoy a trip into the city for dinner with pals, without breaking the … More Eating out on a Budget in Dublin: Burritos, or Burritos?
It’s a dog-eat-dog world out there but Dublin’s hungry carnivores can sample the reassuring juices of a perfectly cooked steak in the sanctuary of Darwins — Dublin city centre’s classy haven for meat-lovers. Walking into Darwins, on Aungier Street, is like gliding back into the era of evolutionary discovery. With its refined cream interior and low … More Dining in Dublin @ Darwins
Six months of excitement finally came to a climax when Rihanna hit the Aviva Stadium on June 21st – but it was one of those teasers that kept you on the brink only to end with a vague sense of euphoria and a mad dash for the exit. It was a tad disappointing, but much … More Rihanna Diamonds Tour Does Dublin ‘13
Man of Steel was like the Notebook of dick flicks. Complete with aliens, a buff superhero and enough glass-shattering destruction to bring New York to its knees, it’s easy to see why the lads were bursting with anticipation. That didn’t stop the suspension of disbelief, or my dry laughter at the god awful script. Yet, … More Man of Steel – No Kidding
In Ireland we benefit massively from the fact that Starbucks has not yet conquered each of our street corners – unless you’re on Westmoreland Street. Dublin has a very European café culture and its independent coffee shops are always busy, whether it’s time for brunch or the last coffee of the evening. This is a … More Cranky About Coffee: ‘Do you know who I am?’
Pedro Almodóvar is a twisted genius. I was fortunate enough to catch the tail-end of the Irish Film Institute’s ‘Focus on Pedro Almodóvar’ last night with a showing of ‘The Skin I Live In’. The term ‘vaginoplasty’ is now etched in my mind thanks to the horror of Almodóvar’s presentation of the haphazard ‘Vicente’, who … More The Vaginas We Live With