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The News You Might Have Missed This Week


- Another week, another round of closures, including the most high profile to date - Circa in Terenure. There were suspicions things weren't good after they closed off reservations for October, but the team confirmed at the start of the week that their time was up

- Another shock this week with the closing of the Vegan Sandwich Co, announced by their founder Sam on his Instagram page. Both sites in Smithfield and St Stephen's Green have shut with immediate affect, and the brand's retail products have ceased too

- Hemmingways in Stillorgan has also shut up shop, with the only announcement a big banner outside

- 31 Lennox in Portobello have reduced their hours to try to reduce their energy bill

- Dillingers took a breather in August to refresh and redecorate, and we're excited to see the results - we also hear a much loved, ex-777 chef is going into the kitchen

- New opening Dos Bros outside Blanchardstown Centre are serving Quesabirria Tacos to the people of D15, and tacos in Dublin are feeling more and more like buses in Dublin

- Kakilang opened their second location in Finglas this weekend. We were not expecting it to be in Charlestown shopping centre, but we'll take our Taiwanese chicken where we can get it

- Chapelizod has a new café and deli. Park Lane Deli has opened selling toasties, açai and superfood bowls

- A second Artybaker is on the way. We're not at liberty to say where yet but it's not near the original in Dalkey

- Speaking of Dalkey, all eyes on the new opening from the team behind The Old Spot

- Salsa Mexican have just opened a second location on King Street North

- Food on the Edge is back next week, on Monday 17th and Tuesday 18th October. It's one of the most important food events in the world in our opinion, and if you have the time and the money you will not regret it. Check it out here

- Bookings for the final two months of Allta Rooftop have opened. Get in before they get out

- Katy Mc Guinness reviews Together Café in Dublin 4 this week, a training café for young people with Down Syndrome, saying "this could be a template for all cafés and put a heart back into communities". The food sounds great too

- Lucinda's gone all Giles Coren in her review of Indo-Chine (formerly Le Perroquet) on Leeson Street. She gives two thirds of the piece over to the general state of the industry, with a whole three paragraphs dedicated to what she ate, which was "terrific" and "lovely"

- Chapter One by Mickael Viljanen are finally bringing back their vouchers from October 18th - start hinting now

- The Rock Bakery's October menu is here, and ours is a honeycomb choux bun. Or maybe a chorizo and apple sausage roll

- Herbert Park pancake roll purveyors Mei Mei have a cute new food truck

- Richmond served their 200th tasting menu this week

- King Sitric looks like a fun place to work

- Note is teaming up with Contra and heading to NYC this week - enough excuse for a last minute trip to the Big Apple? We've got plenty more if you need them

- Speaking of incredible apples

- Senbazuru Izakaya in Fairview have a new undersea world (i.e. fish projected onto the walls) and we can't decide if it's the best or worst thing we've ever seen

- How awful was this fire that forced Neighbourhood café in Belfast to close temporarily this week

- 777 is celebrating Día de Los Muertos on October 30th and tickets are on sale now

- Mamó has launched a set lunch menu every Thursday and Friday for October and November, and this is your sign to try it

- Baking classes are back at The Cake Café