What you WILL See on the Food Network…

…sometime in June, is our very own Culhane’s Irish Pub right here in Atlantic Beach. That’s right, Culhane’s was one of the spots selected by Guy Fieri for his Diners, Drive-ins and Dives program on the Food Network!
I was in the Pub the other night shooting photos for their website. It’s a wonderful neighborhood pub and restaurant, an excellent gathering place with a long bar,
television, a few tables and live music some nights on one side,
with the other side dedicated to a quieter dining experience.
Still, the ambiance is always casual and comfortable; come as you are and all are welcome. I’m here to testify that the food is fantastic. Culhane’s is the kind of place where you can kick back for a pint with friends after work, and stay on into the evening when the music starts.
Stop in for dinner with friends – if you can’t get a sitter stash the kids at the table next to yours (if you get there early enough) and you’ve got a win/win: evening out with other adults, the kids happily occupied with crayons or their DS before noshing on some excellent bangers and mash or fish and chips (what’s not to love?) while you sip a beer or a glass of wine while waiting for that delicious blackened salmon salad?
Culhane’s is owned by four sisters from Ireland who came here, pooled their life savings and took a chance on their dream of working together, running an authentic Irish pub and restaurant.
Six years later, they’ve established a terrific reputation in the community, created a true neighborhood gathering spot and have hosted many a party, event, fundraiser, and just plain good times.

Their Irish roots are everywhere, from the sisters’ distinctive Irish accents, to many items from their delectable menu, the decor about the place, – their always-fun special events (bagpipers gather in the parking lot some Friday nights…

…guess I’ll need to check that out!) Their motto “Irish Sass with Five Star Class” about sums it up!

They’re planning a big bash the night their Food Network program airs and I’ll be sure to let you know when to watch. Let’s show my hometown Irish girls some love, friends, and if you can’t be here in person that night, I’ll direct you to their Facebook Fan Page so you can leave your comments. I’ll be the photographer that night, so if you are a local, keep your eyes on Facebook, follow them (and me) on Twitter, and check back here for a heads’ up. You don’t want to miss this party!

Comments

  1. Sammi says:

    Ah its so lovely. I love how places where you live always have an interesting story to go with them!x

  2. bbcd mama says:

    I love all the woodwork. And – YAY – for Diners, Drive-ins and Dives!!

  3. Mickey (Michel) Johnson says:

    …looks like a fun place to be at and be seen…but in my mind, anything irish is alway good fun! xoxo, mickey

  4. Mary Jane says:

    Thanks so much for sharing our story and superb photos of the restaurant. We are living the American Dream in Atlantic Beach – and are so blessed to be surrounded by great friends & professionals like yourself. Amazing Work!! Slainte, Mary Jane & Sisters

  5. Shellbelle says:

    I love that show! I'll have to ask my cousin if she knows this place, I'm sure she does. She was amazed last weekend when I told her Shelby's was changing to a new owner. She loves the place and couldn't believe I knew the news before her! We went to the Shrimp Festival in Fernandina last week and I today I posted about my favorite restaurant (so far) there. Turns out they only opened three weeks ago — newbies like me!

  6. Music in Media says:

    really great blog, thanks for posting it :)

    I write blogs about music and it would be great if you could take a look if you have time?
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    Rory x

  7. simpledaisy says:

    Looks like a fabulous place!!!

  8. Terra says:

    This is a fun piece.

    Although I have not commented I've loved all of your recent posts.

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