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A Dash Around Dublin

Beshoffs My brother and I spent the last few days driving around Dublin peddling our ice cream, and there’s much activity in the food world – at least on a retail level. In Howth, Beshoff’s (photo above) has opened a fantastic gourmet shop with a drool-inducing fish counter and a smashing oyster bar run by their neighboring restaurant, Ivans. We couldn’t help dallying and had one of the tastiest lunches in recent memory. Well worth a detour.

Donneybrook FairFresh (who oddly don’t seem to have a website) have added on a couple of stores, and Superquinn is also expanding. Their latest shop is in Ranelagh, with impressive glass frontage on the Main Street, and perhaps to counter this incursion, Morton’s is in the process of expanding to double their size. Already one of the best shops in the country, Morton’s will be even more stunning when it’s complete.

Donnybrook Fair, meanwhile, have taken over the K.C.R. garage in Terenure, and its location is sure to make it a success. Exciting times for a foodie!

Finally, we headed to the Digital Media Awards last night, and I must congratulate Feebee who well deserved to take home the award for best blog. Unfortunately I didn’t get to meet her or Deborah on the night, but we did share a table with some lovely people from Dublin Tourism, who won an award for a great idea – iWalks – podcast tours of Dublin. I could have used a good walk after all that eating and driving…

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9 Responses to “A Dash Around Dublin”

  1. February 9th, 2008 at 1:35 pm

    TACE says:

    Isn’t it funny when you look up a business and it doesn’t have a web site? And then you’re all like, what?!??? How can this be and then you have that moment of..oh yes, the internet has existed for less years then I’ve been alive. haha But how fast it has grown.

  2. February 9th, 2008 at 3:39 pm

    Kieran says:

    Fair enough if it’s a small outfit. With Fresh, I can’t understand it at all.

  3. February 10th, 2008 at 10:42 pm

    lorraine@italianfoodies says:

    have read loads about Beschoffs and Ivans recently, would love to try them out!! Was up there yesterday myself, it’s a different world, there was such a great atmosphere with everyone sitting outside eating and drinking – I’m always so envious:(

  4. February 11th, 2008 at 11:42 am

    Catherine says:

    I’ve been shopping at Fresh on Smithfield for six months now and I haven’t seen Murphy’s in the freezer once :(

  5. February 11th, 2008 at 12:31 pm

    Feebee says:

    Thanks for the mention! Sorry I missed you on Thurs but will see you at the blog awards.

  6. February 13th, 2008 at 4:33 pm

    Darlene says:

    I love the colors of Ireland. The pictures you take are just breath-taking!

  7. February 28th, 2008 at 3:13 pm

    Kitchen Goddess says:

    I’m so envious, you’ve no idea how homesick you’ve just made me feel.
    Sounds like you had a great trip though :)

  8. October 14th, 2008 at 4:35 pm

    mr greedy says:

    mr greedys ices dublins no1 mobile ice cream men , ps love your site

  9. August 25th, 2009 at 5:40 pm

    Daniel K. Andrews says:

    My greetings to all Dublin travelers! Have a good time!

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