Sunday, November 20, 2011

pints, pints, and more pints

{the perfect pint}

Behold.. the most perfect pint in the history of pints.. poured at Mulligans (where my grandparents used to drink). This is where you get the best pint in Dublin. And if it's the best pint in Dublin then it has to be the best pint in the world. So there you go.
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The first night in Dublin (only an hour after arriving actually) I got the fish and chips I had been waiting eleven months for. Salty, vinegary, greasy perfection. That was followed by a few pints down at the local where The Husband felt it necessary to liberate a Guinness glass (or two...) to pack away in the suitcase.

And besides all the contraband, I came back from Dublin with a nasty little cold. I guess all this sunny south of France living has made me too delicate for the damp Dublin weather. That, and it didn't help that I found myself halfway into town one day and realized that I had completely forgotten my coat... in Dublin... in November. What to do but pop into Penneys for what is now my new favorite scarf (it's a snood really). Blue and camel striped and I love it (and P.S.... how fun is the word, snood? Love it. I think I'm going to say it all day... snood, snood, snood).

D I G R E S S I O N

But The Husband and Gatz did manage to stay out of the pubs long enough for a little sightseeing like so...

{Christ Church}

{Trinity College}

But really, it always came back to this...

{Guinness factory}

and this...

{best friends forever}

Saturday night we went out. And by out, I mean O U T. Like getting home at 3a.m. out. Cocktails at Koh, dinner at Yamamori, drinks at Octagon Bar, and Irish craic (that means hokey fun by the way) all over Temple Bar. 

And do you want to know the best way to recover from a 3a.m. Temple Bar bedtime? Pints down the local on Sunday where I got to have what was probably my best pub experience ever... Downton Abbey was being shown instead of some lame football (soccer) match that I don't care about. Downton Abbey! In the pub! On the telly! Clearly the only appropriate way to watch Dame Maggie Smith in all of her Countessy glory is with pints and packs of bacon fries.

bisou

20 comments:

  1. Sounds like you had fun! Oh and Downton Abbey ROCKS!

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  2. Sounds like you had a great weekend, pints and all. Sorry you came back with a cold in addition to the contraband. Have a great week.

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  3. Here's me, drooling over that very first picture...

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  4. Your weekend sounds like a blast! I would love to try some real fish and chips. Miam.

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  5. I've never had guinness (the thought sort of frightens me, I need to be more bold clearly). However, pints and Downtown Abbey? I would so have been down for that! (Though something tells me Maggie Smith's character would have been more into something like sherry!)

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  6. See, I thought a snood was for your hair. Are you talking about a cowl? I'm so confused. I think I need a guinness.

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  7. I am 23 years old, and I think it has been two years since I have gone-out-until-3-a.m. kind of out.

    Want to trade lives?

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    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

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  8. Snood - I have no idea how to fit that one into a sentence today :) Well done! Looks like a great trip :)

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  9. I need these fish and chips. Not the Guinness though...perhaps some nice ciders instead. And Penney's. Yes, please.

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  10. I'm so jealous!! Dublin, France-you're everywhere! I'd love to come visit someday!! Glad you had a lot of fun :)

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  11. My hubby would agree, that is the best.

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  12. Oh, Ireland! someday I will meet thee.

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  13. Beautiful scenery! Love the pic of the church :)

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  14. It certainly sounds as though you had every bit as good a time as you were planning on having, and pretty much ticked off everything on your to do list! With Downton Abbey as a special bonus!

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  15. I would love to visit Ireland... see the sights, eat the fish & chips. My son went with the high school last year and he had a complete blast. He LOVED the people and said the girls were totally cute! xo

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  16. Sounds like you had a great time! Now I'm craving some fish n' chips with a nice pint!

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  17. When I was in London, all I wanted were fish and chips. And curry. I've been looking for decent places in Atlanta, since we have an Aus place, great Irish pubs, etc. No English things yet.

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  18. I'm reliving my trip to Belfast several years ago for a Rugby tournament. I swear we drank Guinness at every hour of every day. Except when I got a nasty cold and the bartenders insisted that only a hot whiskey would heal me. I eventually healed...so perhaps they were right!

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  19. You can't beat a pint of Guinness in Ireland! XX

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