The Smithfield & Stoneybatter Food In the City Festival is back for another round of food and drink, street performances and great music in the heart of Dublin’s historic foodie district.
The second annual Smithfield & Stoneybatter Food In the City Festival is set to take place on Friday 7th, Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th of October and, just like last year, promises to dazzle visitors with a jam-packed schedule of events, including delicious dining, boozy brunches, veggie feasts and live music. This area of Dublin 7 has long been identified with the food and drink industry, from the livestock and fruit & veg markets to the Jameson Whiskey visitor centre, not to mention the profusion of first class eating-and-drinking establishments which emerged on the scene in recent years. Events are designed to appeal to every age group, including a tea-dance for seniors, drawing classes for juniors, whiskey tasting for the in-betweens, cookery demonstrations and a farmer’s market.
Each event will take place in the restaurant/bar’s own premises, allowing patrons to burn off a few calories while walking from venue to venue, with the sights and sounds of street performers to entertain you along the way. With events running all day, from brunch till late, there will be something on offer to tempt everyone: Oyster and Stout tasting at Dice Bar, a banquet at the James Joyce House of the Dead in honour of Dublin’s favourite son, or maybe an evening of Viking tapas at Lilliput Stores. Viking helmet optional! Payday not coming soon enough? Don’t be deterred from joining in if you’re counting the pennies, as there will be a range of too-good-to-miss special offers available, such as Slice Café’s brunch for two with Prosecco cocktails for just €29 on Saturday and Sunday until 5pm.
Pre-booking is required for certain events, so check out http://smithfieldstoneybatter.com/ or see their Facebook page for the full schedule and booking information.