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The News You Might Have Missed This Week


- A bad week for Dylan Mc Grath's Rustic Stone, whose recent closure order from the FSAI hit the press, following the discovery of rodent droppings in the kitchen. Bow Lane on Aungier Street and Lee Kee on Parnell Street were also shut down. Read the gory details here - This week's high profile closure came from Ennistymon in Clare, with the news that 'This is it' has run out of road - Anna Haugh at The Conrad are adding a lunch service to the pop up. It starts in a month - NYC's Wildair and Contra are coming to Note for one night only, but tickets are a whopping €140 for six courses - There's a new bakery opening in Rush and it's going to be good - Rumour has it Poulet Bonne Femme are opening in Blackrock - Lucinda O'Sullivan has listed 20 restaurants she says should have a Michelin star but don't, including Roly's in Ballsbridge, Gastropub Mikey Ryan's in Tipperary (who serve burgers & chicken supreme), and of course her favourite restaurant of all time - Rasam. Right then... - Jamie Oliver was in hot water this week for discussing gender in kitchens, claiming he needs to think like a woman to cook better - We don't know where to start with last week's Great British Bake Off 'Mexican week', but the fall out just keeps coming. See this from Eater and this from the New York Times for some hot takes - Variety Jones owner and head chef Keelan Higgs made a guest appearance on The Restaurant this week - Dublin's Iveagh Markets were in the High Court this week fighting to reclaim public ownership of the historic structure, after being repossessed in 2020 by Lord Iveagh, a member of the Guinness family. The case was adjourned again until the 14th of November - Good news for midweek diners, Library street is now open on Tuesday nights - Lucky Tortoise are holding new private dumpling making classes, ideal for a 'different kind of date night' - We need to talk about this crème brulée doughnut - Pitt Bros have launched a new brunch, with four dishes to choose from. You can make it boozy too with one of their signature cocktails, like the Smoked Bacon Bloody Mary - Póg in Clontarf have started pasta and wine Fridays, yours for €20 - More deals to be had over at Cluck Chicken in Walkinstown, where if you buy one tender meal you'll get a second half price - It's officially hot chocolate weather - Together Academy's training café for young adults with Down Syndrome is popping up in Dunnes Stores Cornelscourt over midterm break - 'Grub & Gargle', a chat about pints, pubs and their place in culture takes place on Tuesday at The Circular in Dublin 8. You can get tickets here - Balenciaga has collaborated with Lays potato chips, in one of the most bizarre bag collabs we've ever seen, with a rumoured retail price of $1800 - Sonny's in Greystones is giving us vaccination PTSD with their 'Cheese Injection' burger special - Harry's Nut Butter's pumpkin spice flavour is back this week - prepare autumn mode - The most insane cookies you're going to see this week - The food in the Rotunda Hospital is better than many of the city's restaurants - This experience at Tesco in London is utterly terrifying - Is this crab in a Bloody Mary? - Real brie vs fake brie - If you could stomach this you're braver than us - Scare-cuterie board for Halloween? - We're so excited for ATF Insiders to get the first look at B Skewers' new city centre opening - they're putting on a feast for us. There's one table left for Thursday 27th and a couple more for Thursday 3rd, so if you're interesting in coming along, find out how to get tickets here