|Hoegarden the size of my head|
|potted crab w/ sourdough soldiers and twice cooked chips|
If anybody from the States comes to visit us, this is where we are taking you for dinner. L Mulligan Grocer is a gastropub in Stoneybatter, the neighborhood next to us in Dublin 7. This place is just the coolest medium between old-style Irish pub and locavore foodie restaurant. I found out about it after reading local food blog 9 Bean Row and trying to learn about Irish cooking. The blogger is one of the owners and their focus is on locally-sourced food and a great beer selection. Blasphemy of blasphemies they dont serve Guinness, but in our books it wasn't missed. We had some appe-tease-ers including the lovely victuals above and a big bowl of broth-steamed mussels. To wash it all down we chose two delicious beers: a Hoegarden and Molly's Chocolate Stout brewed right here in Dublin. Oh my goodness gracious.