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ATF Insiders - August's Monthly 9 Prize Giveaways Are Live

August's ATF Insider giveaways are here! And this month we're giving away pop-up restaurant passes, vouchers for some of our favourite food and drinks, foraging tours, wine tastings and more! Our ATF Insider subscription service is what allows us to operate independently, ad and invite free, with everything featured on ATF paid for by us, and experienced in our time, and on our terms, so if you're not already signed up and value our content, we would really appreciate your support.

Everyone signed up to ATF Insiders by midnight on Thursday 17th August will be entered into the draw, and winners will be picked and notified on Friday 18th August. Here's what's up for grabs this month...

1) A €150 voucher for Amuri

The sweet and sour, bursting with sunshine caponata; the crispy, oozing arancino; those roast potatoes which nearly sent the kitchen into meltdown after we wrote about them - up a flight of stairs on Chatham Street is a Sicilian sanctum that everyone needs to know about. Amuri means 'love', and we guarantee that whoever wins this month's €150 voucher to go big on pasta alla sarde, caserecce con crema di pistachio, and whatever else you want from their straight outta Sicily menu, will leave a devoted follower.

2) Two tickets for the Grano pop-up restaurant @ House of Peroni

The House of Peroni Nastro Azzurro has taken over Central Plaza on Dame Street, bringing a slice of Italy to Dublin until Sunday 20th August, and who better to rock up for a pop up restaurant than Grano. Tickets for the set menu are €40 and already sold out for the last weekend, but we've got a table for two to give away for the last night at 6pm, including a two-course meal, gelato, two drinks, and two more drinks tokens that you can redeem downstairs after your meal. You'll also find Mani serving Roman pizza slices, mixologist Federico Riezzo on cocktails, and music by DJ-in-Residence, Kelly-Anne Byrne. Tickets for The House of Peroni Nastro Azzuro are €12 including two drinks, and can be booked here with limited walk-ins available daily. Over 18s only.

3) Dinner for two with cocktail pairings at Rossi's @ Seasons

There's an Italian cucina coming to the Intercontinental Hotel in Ballsbridge this September, as Executive Chef Alberto Rossi will turn Seasons Restaurant into Rossi's for three weeks, serving dishes from Lombardia, Veneto, Campania, Sardinia and Lazio. Born in Milan, Rossi apprenticed in local restaurants before moving to Ireland, and with a number of Italian chefs on his kitchen team, and access to the best Italian produce from suppliers, they want to offer diners an unforgettable Italian dining experience.

Expect dishes like octopus carpaccio, risotto with Italian sausage, and there's also going to be a slicing station where you can choose your own Italian meats and cheeses. We've got a three-course meal for two to give away with matching Italian cocktails, on a Thursday, Friday or Saturday of your choice, between the 7th and 30th September. Contact for more information or to book a table.

4) €100 worth of Dash Burger and Clonakilty Pudding

One of the things we love most about Dash Burger is the simplicity of the menu, but if you've had them all 20 times (and who would judge you), there's a brand new, limited-edition burger available right now. The 'Double Clonakilty Black Pudding Smash' sees aged beef patties topped with American cheese, Clonakilty Black Pudding, spicy fig jam, smoked onion mayo, onions and house pickles, and if you don't get in to try it, were you really in Dublin this summer? We've got a €50 voucher for Dash Burger and a Clonakilty hamper worth over €50 to give away this month, and you've got until mid-September to get into Capel or Kevin Street to see what all the fuss is about.

5) A €100 voucher for Lisboa Pastelaria on Deliveroo

Lisboa Pastelaria has just gone live on Deliveroo from their Andrew Street location, so pastéis de natas, massive sandwiches and Portuguese pastries can now be delivered to your home or office door seven days a week. Breakfast is on from 08.30 – 12.30, with sandwiches including the famous Francesinha (dubbed “the hangover cure of the century”) served all day, alongside Bifanas, Frango Piri Piri sandwiches, and vegetarian options like mushroom and brie toasties. To celebrate they've given us a €100 voucher for Lisboa delivery redeemable over three months, so your Portugese food party's on them. Check them out on Deliveroo here.

6) A €100 voucher for Whiplash Beer

Whiplash Beer, the independent Dublin microbrewery founded in 2016, started as a weekend project making one-off beers, but quickly went full time to keep up with demand. They built their own custom designed brewery in 2019 in Ballyfermot, and have since released over 100 different beers, from modern double IPAs and hazy pales, to traditional stouts and porters. In December 2022 Whiplash opened their first bar, Fidelity, along with The Big Romance, in Smithfield, which instantly became one of Dublin's coolest beer bars. If you've yet to try your way through the range, their 'create your own mixtape' 6, 12 and 24 packs are a great way to go, and we've got a €100 voucher to give away this month which will go a long way on your beer voyage of discovery.

7) Two gift packs from West of Dingle Sea Salt

Ireland’s first Black Garlic Sea Salt is the latest addition to the West of Dingle range, created by husband-and-wife Brian Farrell and Marie Holden. It's produced in tiny batches taking 12 weeks to make, from fermentation, to paste, to dehydration, before being finely blend to a punchy powder, hand mixed into natural sea salt and left to infuse. Their salts are harvested by hand from the wild Atlantic ocean, from a rocky cove only accessible by foot, and the new Black Garlic salt joins the other four in the range - Lemon & Rosemary; Smokehouse Rub; Whiskey Smoked, and Natural. We've got two West of Dingle gift packs to give away this month, featuring the full range and a terracotta salt pot - one for you, and one for a very lucky friend or family member - if you're generous. Find them online or at nationwide stockists.

8) Two tickets to go wine tasting with A Wine Idea

One of the most common questions we get in ATF HQ is "where can I start to learn about wine?" We get it - you want something fun but not fussy, informative but with no exam at the end. Enter Sevgi Tüzel-Conghaile's A Wine Idea. She's been a winemaker, wine educator and wine consultant, and was named one of the 50 People to Watch in 2023 by The Irish Times, and her wine tastings are designed to have you laughing while learning, sipping while expanding your horizons. The next tasting takes place in Baraza on Ormond Quay Lower on Friday 25th August, with bubbles on arrival, four glasses of wine, and cheese and charcuterie to accompany it all, and we've got two tickets to give away to one lucky Insider this month.

9) A foraging tour for two with Howth Foraging

Nicole Dunne's Howth Foraging have just released their September foraging dates, and they're all about fungi and berries. Tours take place in Howth and are priced at €50-60, including a light vegetarian foraged snack, herbal tea and cordials, foraging packs and follow up files. We've got a tour for two to give away this month for either "An introduction to wild mushrooms, summer edible plants and blackberries" on Saturday 2nd September, or "An introduction to Fungi with a mushroom hunt" on Sunday 17th September. See the full schedule here, and book by emailing

Everyone signed up to ATF Insiders for August (new and old) will be automatically entered into the prize draw - you don't need to do anything. If you're not signed up yet join here by midnight on Thursday 17th August. You'll be supporting independent content in Dublin and beyond, and be able to get answers to all of your burning questions about eating out, here and abroad, directly from us.


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