Monday, August 29, 2011

Sligo Has The Best Value in Ireland

Looking for an excuse to head to Sligo? Here you go, Hargadons Pub and Restaurant scooped the top prize for Good Value at the recent Food and Wine Awards.

Pictured at the Food and Wine Awards - Grainne Sheridan, Joe Grogan and Miriam Harte

Hargadons Bar and Restaurant Win Top Award for Value in Ireland

Situated on O’Connell Street, Hargadons won a top award at the prestigious Food and Wine Magazine Awards at the weekend. The Award presented to Hargadons was for first place in Good Value in Ireland 2011.

Comments from the judging panel, "All the judges were in agreement that Hargadons pub in Sligo serves up some of the best pub grub in the country. Their menu is simple yet well thought out, costing not much more than a tenner, with their sister wine shop around the corner, the price for a decent tipple is pretty appealing too”.

Hargadons Restaurant, expertly managed by Joe Grogan and Miriam Harte has already established itself as a special venue where good quality home cooked food is served in a friendly atmosphere. Joe comments, ‘We are delighted with this win, showcasing that great value can be offered without comprising on quality. We use organically produced food where at all possible and all food is sourced locally.”Hargadons is proud to list its local suppliers on the menu. Salads and vegetables are home grown at the owner’s facility in Sligo.
Serving lunch and evening meals expect seafood specialities, salads, and a great value lunch time special of three courses all for less than 10euro. Evening meals include Crab Linguini, Steak Sandwich on Foccacia and Tiger Prawns in Chilli and Garlic all for under 11euro.

For more details see

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Vamos! Takeaway Menu from Cava Spanish Restaurant Launched

Finally Galway has a takeaway option that is more then pizza or chips. Hurrah! welcome the Cava Takeaway Menu.

Cava Spanish Restaurant and Tapas Bar in Galway have launched a Takeaway Menu with a diverse range of tapas and other dishes for you to enjoy at home. Rid yourself of ‘takeaway guilt’ as all food to go is made to order and using the high quality Cava has become renowned for.

Try a Paella for two Arroz con Pollo (€18) or some of the all time Cava favourites like Patatas Bravas (€4), Spanish Omelette with Romesco sause (€5.50) and Spinach with apricots, pine nuts and garlic (€6). All tapas include homemade bread. If planning a romantic dinner you could save yourself a lot of work by ordering the Sirloin Steak with spinach, pan fired potatoes, French mushrooms and sherry cream sauce (€22.50)
For the full menu of over 50 tapas and other dishes see

Just phone with your order to 091 539884 and collect. Good food, real simple.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Review of Aniar by Willie Shaw in Today's Galway Advertiser

Donate Your Snooze to Charity

Sleeping beauties rid yourself of Snooze Guilt and do your bit for charity. A new App allows you to donate each time you hit the Snooze button on your alarm. A novel way for Charities to fund raise.

iPhone Alarm Clock Donates Your Snooze to Charity

See Chairty Box Blog to read more about how to fundraise, PR and manage your Charity Marketing Spend

Friday, August 12, 2011

Vibrant, Interesting and Cool - Irish Independent Review of Source Sligo

"It's a vibrant and interesting place that doesn't realise how cool it really is. If this was in Dublin there would be queues out the door". A 4.5 Star review by Aingeala Flannery in today's Irish Independent.