How would you like a free dessert?

After polishing off your main course, nine times out of ten you can always find room for something sweet. What tastes sweeter than a freshly prepared dessert? How about a FREE one!

The good folks at Fat Freddy’s in The Latin Quarter run a Birthday Club whereby every month, they give a free dessert to anyone who is celebrating their birthday that month. The only catch is that you need to make sure to sign up to their mailing list. There will be a different link shared every month on their social media channels so be sure to only sign up to this one if it’s your birthday in February – March babies will just have to wait! Be sure to tell your friends because there are only two days left before the deadline passes for sign-ups this month and you don’t want to miss out now do you?

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Of course, Fat Freddy’s have been serving the good people of Galway for over 30 years now and regularly feature on our social media and blogs including in our Top 5 Pizza places in Galway list

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Dessert Heaven at Scrumdiddly’s

I honestly never set out to consistently write blogs about Ice-Cream, Burgers or Pizza but it’s just the way it has worked out! It might be because we’re spoilt for choice in Galway when it comes to these kinds of food or it might be because I’m a pig. Either way, just look at what Scrumdiddly’s have brought to the City!

Now that you have wiped the drool from your mouth, please read on.

Situated in what we can only assume was a tactical position, directly across the road from The Dough Bros (who feature in our Top 5 Pizza Places in Galway), Scrummdiddly’s offers you a ridiculous choice of desserts which you can take with you for a stroll down through shop street.

Now, I know you might be thinking, “look guys it’s freezing out there, are you mad?” and while we understand your reservations, just try it. You won’t look back!

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The Food Awards

Galway win big at The Food Awards 2019

The Food Awards

The Food Awards Ireland 2019 welcomed over 300 guests at The Crowne Plaza Hotel Dublin Airport on Monday, November 4th in an annual a celebration of those who work hard to provide us with delicious dishes and unique experiences when we visit their establishments.

The awards recognised the achievements of local suppliers, wholesalers, chefs and restaurants amongst others that always serve the community with the freshest of products and work tirelessly within their establishments to deliver great customer service to their diners. The winners are a true reflection of the quality and excellence that remark the country’s food industry.

The elegant ceremony was hosted by the Irish celebrity Jenny Buckley. She welcomed on stage meritorious individuals, acknowledged for providing visitors and residents with great gastronomic delights and working within establishments where excellence is standard.

Several of the awards were split into local regions to ensure the diverse range of businesses from across the country are recognised for their exceptional work.

Some of Galway’s best restaurants walked away prestigious awards on the night in the following categories;

 Best Mexican Establishment: Tuco’s Taqueria

 Best Irish Cuisine: McHughs Traditional Pub & Restaurant 

 Restaurant General Manager of the Year: IL Vicolo 

 Hotel Restaurant of the Year: Restaurant gigi’s at the g Hotel 

Gastro Pub of the Year Connaught: John Keogh’s Gastropub 

Huge congratulations to all of the winners! #GalwayGrub

 

Introducing Pizza Amore

We were absolutely delighted to be invited to check out the newest addition to Galway’s food scene – Pizza Amore.

Situated on Cross Street, Pizza Amore is the twin restaurant of Pizza & Pasta Napoli, one of our favourites! It offers a different experience to its twin while maintaining the high standards they have set across the road in the 9+ years they have been in business.

Inside you will find a simplistic and warm decor that stays true to their Napolitano heritage. Likewise, the food is a wide variety of Pizza, specials including Mushrooms Arancini, Bruschetta, Cheese boards and more.

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We may have eaten just a little bit too much but when food like that gets put in front of you, what can you do?!

In the end, we were extremely impressed with everything Pizza Amore had to offer – their food was top notch, the people were extremely friendly and the location is perfect. Make it your mission to give this place a try, they accept walk-ins but you can book a table as well

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ARTISAN OPTIONS #3 – Goodness Me

Over the past few years, a new wave of Irish food producers has emerged onto the scene, largely in thanks to initiatives such as the SuperValu Academy and Grow with Aldi. Recently, on a visit to Cork, we came across Goodness Me – tasty & hearty pastries filled with delicious, healthy fillings.

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I bought a couple of boxes of each flavour; Mature Cheddar Cheese & Onion and Ratatouille & Quinoa. Each box contained two of the hand-crafted pastries with a 20 minute cooking time from frozen. They freeze each pastry straight away to utilise natures pause button and lock in all of the natural goodness with no need for any artificial additives or preservatives. With the pastry frozen unbaked, they popped out of the oven as fresh as if I had baked them from scratch by myself.

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A quick Google search brought up the story of how the owners, from the tip of the Beara Peninsula in Allihies, West Cork, were inspired by Cornish miners who had found an ingenious way of bringing their dinners to work by wrapping them in a pastry casing, an edible lunch box so to speak. Intrigued by this concept, they went about creating their own savoury pastries with a modern twist.

Although seemingly not readily available in Galway yet, keep an eye on SuperValu stores in your local area and upcoming promotions in Lidl.

Do you want to read about more Irish Artisan products? Check out our Artisan Options #1 and #2.
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