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The News You Might Have Missed This Week

- More shock closure news this week from Table Wine, who announced that their last service would be on November 19th. They originally opened as a wine bar serving small plates, before changing to a three course set menu (a sign that maybe things hadn't taken off the way they'd hoped), and now they're calling it a day. No word yet on whether they're going to keep the site, which was formerly Meet Me In The Morning

- Joe's Coffee have also announced they're leaving Arnotts, while toastie makers Griolladh are moving in

- D15 was devasted this week with the news that Bahay have pulled out of their Blanchardstown opening, along with plans to open a permanent spot anywhere. Read their sad post here

- In better news, it's in London, Paris, New York and LA, and now Dublin is getting it's very own Hoxton Hotel. The group have raised finance to start work on the site of the Central Hotel site on Exchequer street, and hope to open in 2024

- Soon to come opening Church and Chambers look like they are not messing around with this signing

- Temple bar got a new Japanese restaurant this week, Daruma, and we're cautiously optimistic

- Taza have opened their second site in Raheny, and considering how difficult it is to get a booking in their Artane location this is great news for the parish

- The first review of Jamie Oliver's Chequer Lane is in and Katy Mc Guinness was not impressed. "The acoustics are dreadful", "a significant number of dishes are already sold out" and in response to you lot on Instagram saying it's the type of place your Mum would probably like, she says: "Well I'm your mum and I'm telling you that she is disappointed."

- Angela Scanlon got a takeaway V-Face this week and ate it on her bed in the five-star Merrion Hotel. It's a yes from us

- James Corden must have wanted the ground to swallow him up this week, after getting banned from Balthazar in New York. Owner Keith McNally labelled him "a tiny cretin of a man" and "the most abusive customer", before un-banning him after Corden called him to apologise. He then got re-banned after giving an interview to a newspaper where he appeared to deny it. We're struggling to keep up. Corden's behaviour sounds pretty bad, but it's also worth noting that McNally is a loose canon and has put some indefensible stuff on social media before, including much about his arch nemesis, Sunday Times food critic Marina O'Loughlin

- The start of the week just got better - Etto is once again open on Monday evenings for the first time since the pandemic

- The alcohol free Virgin Mary bar on Capel Street are experimenting with plant-based mood boosters for their new cocktail menu

- St. Francis Provisions in Kinsale has been added to the Michelin Guide - about time

- In other Kinsale new, Michelin-starred Bastion should probably have invested in some PR advice before posting this thread about charging guests who try to cancel tables at short notice €250. It all kicked off after this article in Cork Beo, when a couple claimed they were charged full price after cancelling when they child had to go to A&E

- The ridiculous reality of the energy crisis broken down by Urru in Bandon

-The annual Fine Dining Lovers survey is out. Lots of interesting stuff to mull over, including whether the customer is always right, and why paying for meals in advance is cutting off a large chunk of potential customers

- Sally & John Mc Kenna have launched a new subscription on Substack, including a Megabites newsletter with really interesting news and information on eating around the country. A must subscribe if you're interested in eating around the country, and supporting independent Irish food journalism. Check it out here

- We were so excited to happen on this guide to where to eat Jewish food in Dublin, then we read it and realised there sadly isn't much to talk about

- 64 Wines in Glasthule have announced that from now on they will only be adding wine and food to their shop from producers and brands who are making an effort to be sustainable. While these things are never black and white we love the effort

- The FSAI were not impressed with Leo Varadkar's meal prep, and neither were we, have you seen it?

- Pala Pizza have decided kids eat free every Wednesday and Thursday - can they get any better?

- Another high class move from Bujo

- Senbazuru Izakaya's Bellabot is getting into the Halloween spirit

- Let the Halloween-themed food begin

- That's a lot of effort...

- Scéal Bakery is back with pumpkin pies for a Halloween bank holiday bake on Friday, October 28th

- Got a gin glass you drunkenly stole one night? There's an amnesty on at The Barbers

- More deals at Cluck Chicken, with 2-for-1 on Wednesday wings

- A snapshot of our days

- Chapter one's version of 100's and 1000's for some two-starred Michelin nostalgia

- Obsessing over this new dessert from Clanbrassil House

- Um what? We have yet to uncover whether Pat Shortt has any actual involvement in this

- B Skewers open their new Temple Bar site this week and we're so excited for our Thursday night preview! If you're coming see you there


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