Features

By Charlotte Okonji Sunday the 20th of November saw the conclusion of the second annual Bite Food Festival, and I was lucky enough to be there to review some of the best of Ireland’s artisan food and drink producers. After a successful weekend, Sunday evening saw the crème de la crème of the country’s artisan...

By Charlotte Okonji Friday the 11th of November saw the launch of Midnight in Nightown, Magistorium’s ode to the dirty Dublin of bygone days.  One of the most eagerly anticipated arrivals on Dublin’s nightlife scene this year was undoubtedly that of Magistorium. Since its initial launch earlier this month, the South...

By Charlotte Okonji Rustic Stone, the Georges Street restaurant which manages to make healthy, nutritious food as visually appealing as it is mouth-wateringly delicious, is also the site of Bar Rustic: Dublin’s newest late night lounge bar, serving classy cocktails with a side of live music.  Last night, the...

By Charlotte Okonji Today, 10th of October, is National Angel Food Cake Day. This particular sweet treat, which is more of a Stateside staple than an old Irish favourite, is so-called because being made without butter means it has a light and fluffy texture, said to be reminiscent of the “food of the angels”....

By Charlotte Okonji. Orla Walsh, resident dietician on RTE’s What Are You Eating? sat down with MenuPages to discuss healthy lifestyle changes, fad diets, and how Ireland can avoid becoming the fat man of Europe. What first stirred your interest in health and nutrition? In school I loved studying the sciences. My...

By Charlotte Okonji Last Wednesday, 28th of September, saw Guinness’s Open Gate Brewery throw open its doors to announce a 2-day celebration in honour of Oktoberfest. I was lucky enough to be there to get taste of what’s on offer. Located on Thomas Street, the Open Gate Brewery opened last year to rave reviews,...

Irish soccer legends Phil Babb and Jason McAteer cut the ribbon and welcomed guests in to Dublin’s newest interactive sports bar, with General Manager Patrick Kenny. By Charlotte Okonji Temple Bar’s old reliable Buskers is back with a unique new look: sophisticated man cave, taking the Boys Night Out from sloppy to...

By Charlotte Okonji In today’s Dublin where poverty, homelessness and hunger are widespread, yet food wastage is rampant, the challenge is to inspire consumers to become more open minded and more creative when it comes to their eating habits. This is precisely what the team at Dundrum’s Airfield Estate got to grips...

  By Charlotte Okonji The Slow Food movement, which emerged in the 1980’s with the aim of preserving regional culinary traditions, promoting gastronomic pleasure and as a backlash against the proliferation of fast -food eateries, has finally begun to make its mark north of the border. Saturday the 8th of October will...

By Mark Keane It’s hard to believe that such a beautiful, picturesque place is only a short DART trip away from Dublin's city centre. With a mix of excellent bars and restaurants, to go along with stunning attractions like Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre, this area has become a must-visit for those wanting great...