|The old Pravda|
First up, Dave over at Dublin Culture alerted me to the fact that Dine In Dublin is taking place this week. Running from today, Monday 18th October, to Sunday 24th, this sees more than 50 of the city’s best restaurants offering special promotional rates of €25/€30 for a 3 course ‘Dine in Dublin’ menu – including a choice of 5 starters, 5 mains, 3 desserts and tea/coffee.
My picks would be Marco Pierre Whites, L'Gueuleton or Frankies (also by MPW) but if they don’t tickle your fancy, there are plenty more great restaurants on the list.
On Wednesday, Chaos Thaoghaire is taking place from 7.30 pm at The Grand Social on Liffey Street or -- as I will probably always refer to it -- the old Pravda. Billed most interestingly as ‘a night of storytelling, games, camaraderie (ha!), bloody-minded rivalry, and mutual humiliation’, the theme for this month is monsters and the storytellers are selected in advance, so no need to panic that you'll be put on the spot. In the interests of full disclosure I should probably say that I’ve never been to one of the regular nights before, but I did check them out at Electric Picnic and very much liked what I found.
And so to Thursday, where there are two fun happenings taking place: the BTW meet-up and the return of Poetry Night to The Gutter Bookshop. The former is the brainchild of Jason Roe and the acronym stands for Blogger-Twitter-Whatever. These are free, fun, informal get-togethers that, in my experience, tend to involve cocktails. Just sayin’. This one kicks off at 7pm in the Church bar on Mary street.
Photo of green sign courtesy of Bob at The Gutter Bookshop