Tuesday proved to be a night for the lucky, ahem, Elite ones, as Jax’s finest Yelpers flocked like seagulls to Atlantic Beach for Allie A’s first official YEE at Culhane’s Irish Pub! Yelpers took to pint drinkin’, riverdancin’ and sampling great bites, of course!
The party started with a nice buzz, thanks to adult beverages like the Hot Honey Bee, (Jack Honey with Fire Eater), and an imported cheese platter loaded with a variety of Irish cheeses, figgie almond cake bites and tasty toasted baguettes. “The Dubliner Stout cheese was amazing – creamy with a nice bite – and the drink had wonderful taste and quite the sting,” says Chris C about the pairing.
“May your cup (and plate) always be filled” was the staff’s mantra and round two featured the crispy cut chips with Sheppard’s Pie and Irish Nachos! The beer-battered cod bites with Cajun remoulade that followed proved to be Daisy D’s “favorite savory dish of the night!”
It wouldn’t be a true Irish party with some pints of Guinness rightfully paired with the Guinness marinated beef and cheddar sliders, aka “tasty little bombs of spice and flavor.” A sweet segue to the crowd favorite, and last up: Cinotti’s Bakery bread pudding on a stick with warm Bailey’s Anglaise dipping sauce. Naomi B was not alone in her sentiment, but said it best: “I could have eaten a dozen of these things easily! The bread pudding alone was warm and delectable, but dipped in the sauce? WOW. I'd come here just for THAT!”
The Celtic tunes played on as the “Show
Yelp You’re Best Riverdance” competition commenced for Yelp schwag
and a Culhane’s gift certificate. Mary Jane Culhane crowned Julie A the
ultimate jig master.
New friends and fans were simultaneously made, and if you ask Bill K, “We're making Culhane’s one of our main places at the beach to lift a few pints and sample some interesting appetizers.” A huge, huge shout out to Brett N, who not only drove from Tampa to join us, but is the only guy who can rock a green mustache like this! Another thank you to Cassandra HC Photography for making the memories live on (re-live them here and here) and of course to Culhane’s entire crew.
Slainte and SYOY,
Allie A (and her tiny green hat)