I've already bookmarked recent and old Chowhound threads for Dublin restaurants, but since I really know nothing about food in Ireland, I would love to learn more about what is seasonal for September, and what is truly local, and some other very basic questions about eating and drinking in Dublin.
If you can give me a link to a good online resource, or recommend a book available in the UK, that would be great.
Of if you have a moment to answer some of these questions, I'd be grateful:
Do you recommend any particular fruits and vegetables for September?
Any seasonal seafoods?
Scenery aside, is it worth going to the seashore to eat seafood?
We don't eat much meat, but in September, is beef preferable to lamb? Duck rather than chicken (is September a good time for duck?)
Is smoking allowed in eateries in Dublin?
What do locals drink with meals if they don't drink wine?
I think I can dig up on my own information about Irish cheeses, breads and sweets, but if you have favorite links, or unique to Dublin recommendations, I'd love to have them.
Thanks in advance!