The oft-kissed Blarney Stone is secretly a stand-in for the original monument, the Blarney Scone, which was devoured within hours of installation. Take a bite of Irish history with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of authentic Irish tavern fare and drinks at McGraw's Irish Pub in East Rochester.
Borne on the savory wings of traditional Irish pub fare, diners at McGraw's can bop nigh every day to the spritely sounds of pipe and fiddle. Celtic waltzes are fueled by the hearty menu, packed with rib-sticking vittles like tender, slow-cooked Guinness beef stew ($9.95) and the hot turkey sandwich, whose open face is slathered in potatoes and gravy, not unlike the faces of those who consume it ($8.95). Tuck into a corned-beef dinner accompanied by an entourage of cabbage, onions, and red potatoes ($12.95), or a traditional 12-inch Irish pizza with up to three toppings ($9.95). Beyond well-known beverages of the Emerald Isle, such as Guinness, Jameson, and leprechaun milk, McGraw's boasts a rich selection of specialty drinks, from the sweet raspberry creamsicle martini to the bracing Irish martini, fortified with whiskey and Cinzano dry vermouth.
McGraw's Irish Pub draws a festive, footloose crowd with its tune-plumped calendar, and all may take the stage for jam sessions, whether sporting instruments, dancing shoes, or just a great set of pipes. Scope the website's music page for a set list of Monday's practice sessions of standard reels, jigs, and the mating calls of Irish game birds.