It’s been a big week! #TeamAlice weren’t prepared for the emotional trauma of – quite possibly – this year’s best film. We’ve been eating our way across Dublin city (again) and are letting you in on the top spots (we do it for you, you’re welcome!). We’ve also got the top spooky reads for the season that’s in it.
C’mon, we know you’re just dying to hear what we’ve all been up to, so here’s this week’s #WhatTickledAlice.
On the plate:
Niamh was brunchin’ last Sunday and chose the Pepper Pot for a casual lunch / brunch moment. She ordered the mushrooms on brioche, and it was delish. One of her favourite Dublin spots for the millennial’s favourite past time!
After hearing rave reviews about their iconic chicken wings, Vanessa visited Elephant and Castle last weekend. It was so good she went twice! Her meal was (of course) the chicken wings, washed down with fresh, homemade cherry limeade. We’re looking forward to eventually hearing her talk about something else!
Martina was also sampling Dublin’s culinary delights, having dinner in Dillinger’s in Ranelagh last weekend, and highly recommends it. The tuna tostadas are so good, she had to resist ordering a second helping as soon as she’d finished the first! They do a great whiskey sour also – very important!
This week, Eva went east and enjoyed a feast at her favourite Indian restaurant, Pickle on Camden Street. Pickle is already a firm #TeamAlice favourite, but Eva’s top tip is to order the vegan thali, so you can try a little bit of everything!
On the screen:
#TeamAlice have been gripped by Gaga mania. Yes, we’ve been to see A Star is Born. No, we couldn’t cope. While everyone shed a tear, Darragh sobbed heavily, solidly, for the final 45 minutes! #BitMuch Both Emily and Niamh were a little sceptical due to the cliché-evoking title and it being Gaga’s first time on the big screen but have both been thoroughly converted. A cliché this film is not! The remaining #TeamAlice members who haven’t yet seen it have been given their orders, so we can discuss the film fully, spoiler free in the office!
As a result of the film, there have been spin off moments with Niamh watching Gaga: Five Foot Two on Netflix – “Fascinating” while Darragh revisited Oscar winning Edith Piaf biopic La Vie en Rose – “Stunnin”.
Vanessa went to see Johnny English Strikes Again at ODEON Point Village – it was hilarious! She would recommend the film to anyone wanting to unwind after a long week with a little light-hearted comedy.
Out and about
Jumping straight onto Darragh’s band wagon, Emily checked out Red Bank Wine Tavern last Friday, and has fallen just as much in love. With a quirky and ‘take me as I am’ atmosphere, Dublin’s best little hidden gem for nice wine, a catch up and a shpot of people watching.
Resident culture vulture Eva headed to see ‘Hamlet’ in The Gate and thoroughly recommends checking it out, if you can get your hands on a ticket. The production is brilliant and Ruth Negga’s performance is totally gripping.
On the page
As we approach Hallowe’en, Eva’s giving herself a good spook by re-reading gothic horror classic ‘The Haunting of Hill House’ by American author, Shirley Jackson. It’s subtly chilling throughout and is so good, Eva’s reading it for a second time.
Big Shout Out!
Finally, a big well done to Emily, whose camogie season finished on a high this Sunday when they won the Shield Final! It’s entirely irrelevant that it was the loser’s final – a shield is a shield! Co-Captain of the team, (g’wan Brennan!) she oversaw a comprehensive win over St Vincent’s. Afterwards they celebrated with a few beverages in Devitt’s (who sponsor them) – a great spot for live music and shenanigans worthy of shield-wielding camogie teams!
That’s it this week. Tells us what you’re getting up to. Finally succumbing to the A Star is Born hype? Playing a blinder and winning shields? Making you’re own culinary adventure across Dublin? Let us know in the comments!