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Video: David Koechner Gets His Whiskey On

Tonight's host of The Getaway goes big in Dublin
Oct 15, 2014 11:30 am

Dublin's Celtic Whiskey Shop boasts the largest selection of Irish whiskey in the world. In this clip from tonight's season premiere of The Getaway, actor David Koechner exposes his self-described "commoner's palate" to stuff you can't get in the States.

10 Best Dublin Pubs To Soak Up Irish Culture

Irish capital is awash in Guinness and fiddle tunes
Oct 14, 2014 10:00 am

It would be extremely difficult to cross Ireland's capital city without passing a pub. Or, many of them, in fact. Dublin has around 1,000 neighborhood watering holes. You’ll find everything from old traditional pubs with live Irish music sessions to funky city cocktail bars to superpubs with different levels. Here, travel writer and Dubliner Yvonne Gordon lists her 10 top places to grab a pint in the heart of Guinness country.

Comedian David Koechner Finds Some Really Good 'Craic' In Dublin, Ireland

Good food, good company — it's the Irish way
Oct 13, 2014 10:30 am

In the season premiere of The Getaway, Los Angeles-based actor David Koechner and his lovely wife, Leigh, leave their five kids behind and take-off for a romatic weekend in Dublin, Ireland, the land of their ancestors. Let's just say that the man behind so many hilarious roles (see: Anchorman, The Office, and a slew of other comedies) didn't even need to eat the local sea asparagus, a reputed aphrodisiac, to get "in the spirit."

Following The Bust, A Culinary Boom: 7 Places To Eat And Drink In Western Ireland

Restaurants and farmers markets worth visiting
Mar 17, 2014 10:00 am

It’s a boom time in Ireland once more. This time around it’s not about expensive cars and massive houses, it’s about the Irish appreciation for their own culinary heritage. The air feels heady with possibility in western Ireland, a region of the country celebrated for its food traditions. Here are seven ideas for what to eat and where to visit to experience the best the food world of western Ireland has to offer.

Kevin Thornton, Ireland's Hardest Working Chef?

Michelin stars come and go. Inspiration doesn't.
Mar 14, 2014 9:00 am

Kevin Thornton was the first chef in Ireland to receive two Michelin stars at his restaurant Thornton's in the posh Fitzwilliam Hotel in the Stephen’s Green neighborhood of Dublin. When he lost one of his stars in 2006, the chef didn’t greet the slight with the consternation that other chefs might. It liberated him. Read on.

10 Irish Whiskeys To Try Right Now

There's more to drinking Irish than just Guinness
Mar 15, 2013 2:02 pm
Talmore Dew photo

With St. Paddy’s Day coming up this weekend, why not take a break from all that Guinness-drinking and reacquaint yourself with Irish whiskey? Here are 10 to try.

Darina Allen: Ireland's Alice Waters

A primer on the Irish farmers market movement
Mar 16, 2012 3:01 pm
Photo: DGriebeling on Flickr

Who's Darina Allen? Well, you might say she wrote the book on traditional Irish cooking. After all, she's the author of the comprehensive tome Irish Traditional Cooking. She also happens to be the founder of The Ballymaloe Cookery School in Shanagarry, one of the only cooking schools in the world located on an entirely organic farm.

The Tipperary Cocktail

A refined choice for going green on St. Patrick's
Mar 16, 2012 2:01 pm
The Tipperary Cocktail

Being the good Irishman that I am, I've downed my share of celebratory Car Bombs over the years, mostly while listening to the 8th round of "Whiskey In The Jar" on St. Patrick's Day. But finding myself more in cocktail bars these days, I'm guessing my greenish drink of choice will instead be a slow-sipper, preferably whiskey-based, followed separately by a healthy pint of Guinness.

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