The heartiness of Irish fare is a byproduct of the calorie-intensive tasks performed by the island’s natives, who must constantly lug cauldrons of gold from one rainbow to the next. Order some edible treasures with today’s Groupon: for $25, you get an Irish pub meal for two at The Wicked Wolf Restaurant in the Bronx (up to a $57 total value). The meal includes the following:
- One appetizer (up to a $9 value)
- Two entrees (up to a $21 value each)
- One dessert (a $6 value)<p>
Owned by two native Irishmen, The Wicked Wolf Restaurant combines comforting culinary fare with the warm, welcoming hospitality of the Emerald Isle. Inside the cozy eatery, warm brick walls and rich mahogany woods embrace diners as they peruse the extensive menu. Meals march on hunger pangs with appetizers such as the potato pancakes, paired with applesauce and seared with medieval calligraphy from the Book of Kells. For more traditional pub fare, diners can brace bellies for a bounty of fish ‘n’ chips dipped into homemade tartar sauce. Tongues may also book passage aboard a cruise of more upscale Celtic cuisine, sailing toward succulent New Zealand lamb chops or a piping pot roast paired with red cabbage and potato pancakes and smothered in beef gravy.
As plates are cleared by the friendly staff profiled on IrishAbroad.com, decadent desserts tiptoe onto tables. Homemade bread pudding, Snickers pie, or cheesecake wrap up a toothsome meal considerably more Gaelic than dousing a bowl of Lucky Charms with Guinness.