Taking advantage of a sale from Aer Lingus, I'll be flying from Chicago to Dublin for 4 days/nights in the first week of November. I have a tentative eating itinerary below and would appreciate any comments/suggestions. I am traveling on my own and enjoy eating at a bar. I also don't plan on packing heavy and will be in jeans the whole time -- but I saw that recent thread and it seems that dining in Dublin won't require anything else.
I'm typically a fan of local, seasonal cooking, craft beer -- especially bars/restaurants that serve craft beer while cooking seasonally and locally.
I'm staying at Kellys Hotel - I read the numerous comments about the noise stemming from the attached bars, but the price was right and I'm a heavy sleeper (the location seems pretty central, too). Breakfast was included so I'm really just focusing on lunch and dinner. My plan is to plan my sightseeing around meals (priorities!).
flight lands @9am and between customs, traveling to Dublin and jet lag, I probably will aim for something on the lighter side -- 3FE seems like it would be a good choice
dinner @W.J. Kavanagh
lunch @Pig's Ear
dinner @J.W. Sweetman
I think I'm taking a guided day trip this day to the areas just outside of the city (Hill of Tara, Newgrange, etc.) and I have no idea where I'll be around lunch time.
dinner @L. Mulligan Grocer
Does anyone have experience with the Dublin Tasting Trail (http://www.fabfoodtrails.ie/dublin-ta...)? I like eating and the reviews I have seen are positive. Not sure how long this runs or how hungry I'll be afterwards but maybe I'll check out Against the Grain/Black Sheep/Brew Dock (whichever is closer)
dinner @Vintage Kitchen
I have a 1pm flight back to Chicago, so I don't think I'll have time for anything more than a hotel breakfast