25 Feb 2020

Around this time of the year, we notice a bit of a shift in what’s cropping up on our Instagram feed. While January brings a timeline of salads and vegan food, February tends to be the month when good intentions are shrugged-off, and those heading out between storms ar...

25 Feb 2020

Exciting news - porridge is back. Alright it never went away, but the breakfast staple is experiencing a resurgence on Dublin menus that’s elevating it from a safe and cheap add-on to the star of its very own morning show. Here’s where to find the most colourful and fl...

11 Feb 2020

Dublin took another battering this weekend; it was frosty, cold, hostile, and made us quite unsettled. Yes, we’re talking about the election. What's going to happen next is anyone's guess, but we don’t think anyone is sad to see the back of the campaign cheese fest. If...

11 Feb 2020

Ireland’s relationship with food is evolving. While the meat-and-two-veg approach served us well for decades, lots of factors (economical, environmental, ethical, health, and maybe even a little horse-meat scandal here and there) have meant people are thinking more abo...

28 Jan 2020

Restaurants run on a different calendar to the rest of the world. While most of us were back to work in early January, Instagram and Twitter became awash with restaurants gleefully announcing that they were closing for the night for their annual staff Christmas party,...

28 Jan 2020

What’s not to love about Valentine’s Day? Pretty much everything - overpriced cards, tacky teddy bears, office workers taking your eye out on a packed bus as they transport their already half-dead bouquet of roses home, bad set menus, and restaurant staff trying to rus...

14 Jan 2020

Dry January, Veganuary, Ginuary - there’s no shortage of bandwagons to jump on this month. While we’re not big on bandwagons (with the obvious exception of Ginuary), we do love food in all forms, so happily flex between meat-based and veggie/vegan meals, but this week...

29 Dec 2019

In what must be a record year for new openings in Dublin, even Christmas isn’t putting the brakes on things. Here's the deets on some December openings you might have missed...

Little Dumpling
 

Little Dumpling opened on Mary Street Little in mid-December in what was bri...

10 Dec 2019

Dublin is well and truly in Christmas mode and you can barely move without touching a mince pie, or walk down Grafton Street for fear that Bono will start busking at you. Sure, it's December, but if you're just not ready for fruit cake, turkey sandwiches and tins of Qu...

10 Dec 2019

There are three distinct categories of people when it comes to Christmas shopping; those who have everything bought, wrapped and ready to go by mid-September; those who will make a dash to their nearest 24-hr supermarket on Christmas Eve en-route home from the pub; and...

26 Nov 2019

A few things are apparent from looking at our Instagram feed over the past few weeks - there’s no slow-down with new Dublin restaurant openings, lots of spots are ramping up for Sunday openings in December (Cirillo’s and Bread 41, we see you), and pies are very much en...

26 Nov 2019

The world feels a bit mad at the moment. Our neighbours across the Irish Sea have lost the run of themselves altogether with elections and Brexit, Mariah Carey is advertising crisps, and a certain well-heeled Dublin street has been rebranded for Christmas in a move tha...

12 Nov 2019

Winter is hard. It’s cold, there’s been a winter's worth of rain already, and it’s just too dark - bring on 2020 and the end to this clock-changing nonsense. While it’s probably too early to yearn for tidings of comfort and joy, we’re very much in need of some comfort...

12 Nov 2019

Find part 1 of our alternative Christmas party list here...

Try as you might you can’t hide from the fact that there's less than seven weeks until Christmas (cue screaming) and the venue recommendation requests have been sliding into our DMs recently. If you haven’t boo...

29 Oct 2019

The dating scene in Dublin has changed. Firstly, it’s now called “dating”, and secondly, the source of most of these dates seems to be app-based. While we here in ATF HQ are more likely to swipe right on a pizza, we do know some of the best spots for meeting the potent...

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