Eating is necessary for human survival, along with breathing, sleeping, and remaining still while a curious velociraptor rummages through your closet. Practice survival tactics with today’s Groupon to The Irish Times. Choose between the following options:
For $12, you get two breakfast or brunch dishes (up to a $25.90 value).
For $20, you get dinner for two (up to a $45 total value) that includes the following:
- One appetizer (up to a $9 value)
- Any two entrees, sandwiches, or traditional Irish dishes (up to an $18 value each)
The Irish Times' staff of estimable epicureans regales diners with a menu of hearty staples from the Emerald Isle served up in a festive environment. Warm up creaking jaws with a choice of 11 appetizers, ranging from a curvaceous gobletful of jumbo prawn cocktail to more traditional pub fare such as potato dumplings or cheese fries. Bold flavors emanate from the succulent drunken swine—a Guinness-soaked roasted pork tenderloin flanked by the vegetable of the day and savory potatoes—and the seasoned lamb kebabs served with hummus, cucumber, tomato, pita bread, and a grilled skewer praised by 9 out of 10 sword swallowers. Crab cakes sautéed in butter, fish 'n' chips, and the marinated grilled Atlantic salmon offer gentle and delectable reminders to atlas-phobic patrons of Ireland's island status.
Dining duets stopping by for a midmorning nosh can tuck teeth into the traditional irish breakfast's protein-packed ensemble of eggs, irish sausage, rashers, beans, and black and white pudding, or they can opt for the eggs benedict's straightforward three-part digestive harmony of hollandaise sauce, poached eggs, and english muffin. Channeling the charms of a traditional Irish pub, Irish Times creates a lively bar atmosphere with dimly lit dining areas, flickering images from several flat-panel TVs, and a strict no-snakes policy. Although alcohol is not included in this Groupon, the pub passes out pours of full-bodied Irish draughts such as Guinness, Smithwick's, and Harp Imperial to help lubricate table talk or give diners something to toast while watching international sports.
The Irish Times
The taps flow with Guinness, Smithwick’s, and Harp. High-definition televisions play overseas soccer matches in surround sound. Walls of flagstone and exposed brick flank the tiered dining space of the cozy corner pub. The Irish Times truly does embody the vivacious Gaelic spirit—a spirit that thrives until 2 a.m. seven nights a week. CBS Philly praised this dedication to authenticity and placed The Irish Times on its 2012 list of Top Philadelphia Irish Pubs for St. Patrick’s Day.
In between pints, the menu tempts diners with a selection of traditional Irish staples and assorted international comfort foods. The slow-simmered stew features hunks of lamb, carrots, and celery in a Guinness, merlot, and lamb gravy, and the traditional Irish breakfast—complete with black and white puddings, rashers, and Irish sausage—is served all day long. Dishes from farther abroad include a trio of hummus, pico de gallo, and baba ghanoush and wraps filled with teriyaki-glazed chicken tenders, pineapple, and individually polished sesame seeds.