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Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2010 08:20 pm

Seeing double: an all new Dubln Pub

I'm a creature of habit - the waitstaff at Town and Country's Dublin Pub see me so often they know what I'll order right down to the request that we move past the iceberg straight to the Romaine. And please don't forget the hot sauce.

A couple of weeks ago  this locally owned restaurant doubled my fun.   If you haven't already heard about it: now there is a 2nd location of the already popular  Dublin Pub at Vinegar Hill Mall.    I like the old place just fine, but the new location is brighter and bigger and also has a spacious  bar area with high top tables (my personal favorite, probably because I'm vertically challenged) and a roomy bar with plenty of seats -- as nice as any bar in town if you ask me.    It is great to see Vinegar Hill Mall coming back to life and especially nice to have a new place to meet folks that is near downtown but still walking distance for so many state workers.

Here at IT we've done business with our old friend Joe Rupnik for years and Joe's finger prints are all over this place.   But another old IT friend Flint Maccomber(who managed the Pasta House for many years) is a co-owner in this new venture.    One of Flint's inspirations is the cleverly named Pony Express --- you guessed it, a 'build your own pony shoe' food bar ... you only get one trip through but load your plate as high as you choose with all the famous fixin's, fries and cheese, cheese, cheese.

Around here we celebrate whenever a new local business is born - from the looks of the crowd earlier this week the new Dublin Pub is gonna have a long and happy home at Vinegar Hill.    They're open from 11am to 1am 7 days a week -- lunch, dinner, drinks, late night snacks.  

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