Tuesday, March 17, 2009

If you're lucky enough to be Irish....

you're lucky enough.... or so the saying goes.

As St. Patrick's Day approached I thought of an Irish themed restaurant that Troubadour used to visit in Penticton, B.C., and in Creston, B.C., when we lived in each respectively: Kelly O'Bryans. Of course they no longer have those particular locations but you can visit if you ever happen to go to Kelowna, B.C.

It has an Irish pub atmosphere but is tame enough for the wee lads and lasses. They have a large menu and their specialty is "pachos" a plate of lattice cut potatoes, deep fried until golden, smothered in medium Kraft cheddar, baked and topped with green onions and a side of their trademark "Emerald Isle" sauce. They are a specialty. Doesn't sound very healthy but we remember them fondly.

I also rememeber their green pistachio pudding for dessert and their extensive menu of "mocktails" or non alcoholic beverages. They had quite a few green themed items on their menu but then again it was an Irish restaurant.

They had a little jingle they played in their radio ads:  "If you're lucky enough to be Irish, you're lucky enough.  At Kelly O'Bryans their's no denying you'll have a good time tonight."  I have no idea why I still remember that.

I am not sure if they are still as good as we remember but if we ever get back that way maybe we'll stop by and see. 

-Au Revoir

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