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Finding Irish musicians that are not booked for St. Patrick's Day is tricky. The best ones are booked months in advance. Where are you located? Contact Murph on 917.627.0858 and perhaps we can find something for you, depending on where your bar is located.
Thanks for sharing that NY Times article.
Interesting question. I always believe that if there is a rule, there is a reason.
In this case, several trends have conspired to cause restaurant owners to react:
- the advances in digital photography has made everybody a photographer
- the popularity of fine dining has made everybody a "foodie"
(it was recently parodied on an episode of The Simpsons: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Food_Wife )
- social media (twitter, facebook, instagram) has made everybody want to share their experiences
Combined, I can see how all this food photography can get out of hand.
So to answer your question:
Since the customers are paying for it, they should be able to take pictures of their food.
But I do respect a restaurant's right to set rules or behavioral guidelines inside their ownestablishments.
Replace bad habits with good ones. For example, When snacking eat healthy snacks like almonds. Don't eat after midnight.
Hello, welcome to New York!
The biggest Irish neighborhoods in NYC are in Woodlawn in the Bronx and Woodside/Sunnyside in Queens.
You can meet fellow Irish New Yorkers by joining the Irish in NY Meetup Group:
Here are some other organizations for Irish men & women to meet:
The Irish Business Organization: IBO-NY.com
The Irish Network: irishnetwork-nyc.com
The NY G.A.A. - ny-gaa.org
and hey, there is nothing wrong with American accents!
Hi Big Jim, please call me to discuss: 917 627-0858
Yes. McFadden's, Calico Jack's, The Irish Exit, Turtle Bay and Johnny Utah's each throw monthly birthday parties for everybody born in the current month.
Check out Naked Lunch in SoHo. They have nice happy hour specials from 4-10pm.
You obviously don't understand the definition of secret. Tell no one!
Thanks for checking MurphGuide.
Jury duty can be a pain in the neck or a brief respite from your daily routine, depending on your attitude. You have the right idea: use this as an opportunity to hit a bar or two that you wouldn't normally visit.
Here are a couple of places I know near the Foley Square courthouses.
Walk west to Broadway, south on Broadway to Reade St., then right on Reade:
59 Reade St. (between Broadway & Church St.)
or further down on Reade:
Reade St. Pub & Kitchen
135 Reade St. (between W. Broadway & Greenwich)
Or from the courthouses, walk north on Lafayette or Centre St., right on White St. to Baxter St.:
79 Baxter St. (between Bayard & Walker)
Thanks for your note. I just added two Brooklyn venues to our March Madness page:
Red Star Bar: 37 Greenpoint Ave. (West St.) Brooklyn, NY (718) 349-0162.
Food & drinks specials during the game: $1 Sliders (beef or pork), $3 pints (16 beers on tap), $3 well drinks. http://redstarny.com/
Mullholland's: 312 Grand St. Brooklyn, NY (718) 486-3473.
12 huge high-definition plasma TVs, plus a huge indoor/outdoor flats creen in the backyard. http://mulhollandsbklyn.com/
Good looking women is a matter of taste.
For a good beer selection, try the newly opened New York Beer Co.
321 W. 44th St. (between 8th & 9th Ave.)
Ulysses - 58 Stone St. (212) 482-0400. Music by The Canny Brothers.
Connolly's - 14 E. 47th St. (212) 867-3767. Music by The Druids
Connolly's - 121 W. 45th St. (212) 597-5126 music all day w/Jameson's Revenge, Shilelagh Law, Moonshiner Band.
Thanks for asking. Like construction on NYC's roads & bridges, construction on MurphGuide will NEVER be complete. There are always new events coming down the pike, and always new things to write about. The busy season for the site (New Year's Eve, Super Bowl, Valentine's, Mardi Gras, St. Patrick's Day, March Madness) has prevented me from transitioning the pages from the old site ( http://murphguide.com/1 ) to the new MurphGuide 2.0 Believe me, nobody is more anxious to have this thing completed than I am. But try shoveling a sidewalk when its still snowing. I hope you understand.
1452 Second Ave. (between 75th & 76th St.)
New York, NY
The new site is still under construction. Here is the old page:
Niall O'Leary hosts Irish Culture Night at Paddy Reilly's Music Bar every Thursday night.
Niall O'Leary (accordion, bodhran, spoons, hardshoes) and Katie Grennan (fiddle, hardshoes) host a night of Irish music and dance jammin' on the new wooden dance platform
Thanks for your interest. I usually don't get this question until February.
Short answer: Soon.
More detailed answer: First I have to finish my Super Bowl listings
Then I will simultaneously write pages for Valentine's Day, Mardi Gras, St. Patrick's Day (month) and NCAA March Madness.
So keep checking back the first few weeks of February and there should be some stuff up on MurphGuide. I already know of lots of cool things going on. Stay tuned...