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Cary, North Carolina
October 27, 2002
The ambiance would have been terribly romantic had I been there with a sweetie, but my friend and I enjoyed it despite our singleness. The lighting was low, the fireplace at the front was roaring (which was good since we were cold and damp), and the walls were decorated with modern, colorful paintings.
I had Cajun chicken, which had a spicy brown sauce over it, served with boiled potatoes and veggies. (You'd never expect boiled potatoes in Ireland, huh? *sarcasm*) My friend had the Chicken Shack, which had a tomato spicy sauce over it. For dessert, I had Banoffi - a traditional Irish desert with bananas and toffee, made into a pie. Yummie!
The service was excellent, and our waiter Sean was a cutie! Might move back to Ireland for him! ;) Anyway, he was nice enough to tell us the best pub in all of Dublin, that is, if you want Irish music and dancing - Knight's Bridge Inn. And the cutie watier turned out to be the only person in Ireland that gave us good directions. Ha.
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Perhaps it was the mood we were in, or the cute waiter, but on a scale of 1-10, I'd give The Shack an 8-and-a-half.
From journal Dublin, Ireland - Slainte!
March 20, 2002
From journal Dublin: Temple Bar & Beyond