…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 withFive 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!
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Jeannie Greenwald is a blogger, neighborhoods / 'go local' evangelist, hobbyist photographer, and degreed psychologist.