Irish soda bread is thus named for its yeast-less composition and tendency to explode when mixed with Pop Rocks. Achieve bicarbonate bliss with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of Irish pub fare at Paddy Coyne’s. Choose from locations in Bellevue, Seattle, and Tacoma.
Paddy Coyne’s lunch and dinner menus set down savory plates of Irish staples alongside pints of Guinness and tumblers of whiskey and scotch. Irish soda bread crafted from an old-country recipe browns in ovens each morning ($3.99 for basket; $7.99 for loaf), yielding slices to flank traditional dishes such as shepherd’s pie ($11.99) and Guinness--braised beef stew ($11.99).
Magner’s Irish Cider dressing douses spinach salads dappled with apples and avocados ($12.99), and medium-rare skirt steak marinated in ginger and sesame oils nestles into the toasted-baguette coat of the Fog City steak sandwich ($12.99). Like PTA volunteers working overtime, zesty bloody marys and cups of revivifying irish coffee chaperone weekend breakfasts such as corned-beef hash crowned with two fried eggs and hollandaise sauce ($9.35). Several nights a week, special events send bagpipe trills and shouted answers to trivia questions ricocheting off rustic décor at the Seattle and Tacoma locations.
Paddy Coyne's shares its name with a sister pub on the west coast of Ireland, but patrons don't need to compare menus to be assured of the bar's Irish bona fides: the menu boasts corned beef with cabbage, fish 'n' chips, and traditional soda bread. Along with the classic eats, patrons can enjoy freshly pulled pints and engage their brains in trivia nights, where participants can win prizes.