Category Archives : Food

I love Bank Holidays

I love my long weekends – the thought of getting to finish early on a Friday, filling up the weekend with fun stuff, spending Monday recovering and catching up on TV and then only a 4-day week before the next weekend – what could be better? How about kicking off the weekend with a party? […]


Sweary’s Electric Picnic

In the first of our Electric Picnic Round-Ups, Sweary gives us her pros and cons of EP10, in her usual entertaining style. – Darren If someone were to ask me what ditties dominated my soundtrack to Electric Picnic 2010, I would have to mention the theme to The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly. Not […]

Culchie’s Event of the Week #1

We’re trying something new here at Culch. We have a terrible habit of tweeting about things as they’re happening and writing reviews when they’re over. It might be all fun and games for us but we could stand to shape up and let the readers know when and where good times will be afoot so […]



Competition Closed: A Mug’s Game?

**Competition Closed** Congrats Lottie and Davin. Irish Grub In A Mug, a gift book hot off the presses at Gill & MacMillan in the last few weeks, made it’s way into Team Culch’s hands recently. It’s a dinky wee thing that doubles as a fridge magnet with ten recipes for Irish dishes that can be […]

Farewell to north inner city Dublin – Part 3: The Coffee shops

For part 3 of my (long) farewell to the north inner city, I’m focusing on the coffee shops. And trying to avoid the franchise ones. In Cahoots is found a couple of doors away from the wonderful Chapters book store on Parnell street. It opens until around 8 o’clock most days, and has a friendly […]

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Temple Bar Chocolate Festival and ticket giveaways

Stop eating chocolate now folks and save your chocolate cravings, for this is the ultimate experience in chocolate tasting, learning, sampling and hogging…the Temple Bar Chocolate Festival is happening in Dublin on the Halloween weekend. A whole three days of chocolate fun, I can’t wait! The festival includes some interesting workshops, demonstrations, talks, family events […]

The Restaurant

Do you know your chilli from your cayenne? Would you like to dine in RTÉ’s The Restaurant? The Restaurant tv show are inviting applications from any interested “foodies” to apply to be a diner on their upcoming series. The Restaurant in now in its seventh series on RTÉ, with a ‘celebrity’ head chef taking charge […]

Dining in Dublin? There’s no better time than Dine in Dublin week.

Dublin can be an expensive place to go out for a meal. Trust me on this. Due to work commitments I eat out a lot. Therefore I’m delighted to see that the Dine in Dublin week is coming back. From Monday next, October 12 to the 18, there’ll be 50 city centre restaurants taking part […]

SeptemberFest in the Phoenix Park

Last September, when the weather was sunny and the days were long, we took a long walk to SeptemberFest 2008 in Farmleigh in the Phoenix Park. There we were greeted with a large beer tent, lots of food stalls and some outdoor musical entertainment. SeptemberFest is on again this year on 12 and 13 September, […]


no longer makin’ bacon?

Ah swine flu. the irony of the website title  is almost as delicious as the bacon dish that has, for the past few days, made me go on a quest for the ultimate piggy goodness Sod it. the research should not go to waste. Those who are about to dine on swine – we salute […]

Saturday nights – sorted!

No longer do you have to worry about having enough notes to pay for the rip-off pitta bread full of grease and some form of meat that has been hanging there rotating on an axis all day, and could possibly have all manners of… stuff on it. No longer must it mean venturing out down […]