The Cluck Yard Is Your New Chicken Destination!

The Cluck Yard Is Your New Chicken Destination!

Why did the chicken cross the road? To get to The Cluck Yard of course! Cluck Chicken have moved across the road from their old location and their new yard is impressive to say the very least.

Cluck Chicken opened their now famous big yellow egg on the 30th of October last year and what a whirlwind 6 months it has been for husband and wife team, Ian and Elaine Ussher. Cluck started a fried chicken craze that took over Dublin and as regular visitors to Cluck’s Walkinstown location, Dublin Social knows why.

 

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Ian once claimed the prestigious title of Euro-Toques young chef of the year back in 2007 and has since worked in a number of high-end restaurants including The Greenhouse, which currently holds two Michelin stars. It 2020 when he convinced wife Elaine to plough the savings into Cluck Chicken and with queues recently hitting over an hour, the initial investment looks like a good one.

The Cluck Yard is designed to reduce that queuing time drastically with a tailored kitchen for faster orders without losing the Cluck Chicken high standards. The yard will be open fully for “dine-in” on June 7th once restrictions are lifted, with a range of seating including large pods to keep the whole family dry in the unpredictable Irish summer. A pager system has been introduced for efficiency and will buzz when your order is ready for collection.

 

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There is even some new menu items including delicious Kung Pao Chicken Wings, which we demolished during our visit! Clucking & Trucking every weekend Thursday – Sunday located just across the road from the old spot on The Greenhills Road, Eircode – D12K7F4

 

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Duck Doughnuts & Desserts! Treehouse Treats Review – The New Food Truck You Must Visit This Weekend

Duck Doughnuts & Desserts! Treehouse Treats Review – The New Food Truck You Must Visit This Weekend

Dublin Social has visited Treehouse Treats and can now confirm, Duck Doughnuts are everything we dreamed of!

Treehouse Treats operates from an impressive airstream foodtruck and is located at Knocknashee Estate, Goatstown, a couple of minutes from the popular Airfield Farm & Gardens.

Dan Hannigan (Mister S, Richmond, L’ecrivain, Food For Thought), Luke Murphy (Wishbone, DPC, Hey Donna) and David Keane (Gregan’s Castle, Richmond, Brookwood) have combined their creative juices to bring an incredible line up of delectable desserts and savoury snacks to the ever growing Dublin streetfood scene.

 

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Dan Hannigan, most recently head chef at Mister S, is one of the best young chefs in the country and is doing incredible work with his charitry fundraiser, Food For Thought. He told Dublin Social, “We use sustainable and ethically sourced ingredients to produce our dishes. We wanted to bring some restaurant quality food to our airstream while being fun and casual with our customers. Our big sellers are our hazelnut choux buns, duck doughnuts and the chocolate, raspberry and whipped caramel tart.”

 

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It is the Duck Doughnuts that have been causing quite a stir on the socials though. Soft brioche doughnuts are stuffed with confit duck leg and pickled beetroot, served with a seasonal rhubarb hoisin on the side. The Doughnuts have a golden exterior, the duck melts in the mouth and the rubarb hoisin is a delcious sweet and sour sauce for dipping generously.

Choux buns are appearing ever more regulary on our feeds and long may this trend continue. Treehouse Treats choux is a feather light pastry encasiong a large cavity that is filled with a wonderful hazelnut cream. At firast glace, it might be reasonable to think these buns simply have a dollop of filling in the centre. Less dollop, more resevoir would be a sounder descirption as that delicious hazelnut cream comes oozing out at ever crack.

The Vanilla Panna Cotta with Lemon Curd is rich with vanilla flavour and the three mini meringues on top add to a lovely combination of textures. Also on the menu, Brown Butter Cookies, Eton Mess and a selection of Sourdough Sandwiches from Jack Rabbit. Dublin Social will be back very soon to try out that incredible looking raspberry and whipped caramel tart.

Vegan desserts are on the way and opening hours are 8-4 Monday to Friday and 10-6 Saturday and Sunday.

 

 

 

 

 

New Smithfield Sandwich Supremo Proves Big A Hit, As ‘The Beast’ Hits The Scale At 1lb!

New Smithfield Sandwich Supremo Proves Big A Hit, As ‘The Beast’ Hits The Scale At 1lb!

Cuan, has long been a name synonymous with sandwiches in Belfast, and in recent time, The Belfast Bap has become a legendary vehicle for quality fillings.

The sister restaurant of Cuan Belfast opened on Easter Sunday and we headed up to Smithfield to check out the hype at Cuan Dublin.

‘The Beast’ is the signature sandwich and weighs in at a whopping 1lb. An overload on quantity doesn’t hinder the quality, as Cuan only source the best ingredients available. Slow-braised Dexter beef from Donabate Dexter, roasted free range Irish chicken, their very own Cuan bacon, raised by Jubilee Farm, Dromona Makes It cheddar, beef tomatoes, rocket, crispy onions & homemade chipotle mayo packed into in the soft and fluffy, Kirk’s Bakery Belfast subroll.

 

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I’ll say it now, The Beast is instantly one of the greatest sandwiches in the city. Three quality meats are perfectly complimented by the rest of the stack and each bite is an epic journey. This is not a light snack before the gym though, box yourself off some recovery time (especially if you have a side of Patas Bravas like us too) as the Cuan beast could even be shared.

Cuan has sustainability at the very core of its business with a high level of work going into sourcing the best meat and produce available in the country. Cuan works directly with farms has a number of agreements in place to buy full animals throughout the year.

Cuan has big plans for Smithfield this summer and we cannot wait to see that big square put to use!

 

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The Jerk Chicken Shack Dublin Has Long Needed, Opens Today!

The Jerk Chicken Shack Dublin Has Long Needed, Opens Today!

Dublin Social was invited for a first tasting at All Hail this week and we can guarantee, this will be one of the big hits of the summer.

All Hail brings Jerk Chicken to Dublin 2 and the menu is simple. The box. That’s it!

2 pieces of Jerk Chicken
Coconut rice n beans
Rainbow slaw
Mango & scotch bonnet hot sauce
Jerk corn cob

 

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All for €11.99! The box is bursting with flavour and the jerk chicken falls right off the bone. Here at Dublin Social, we are big fans of Jamaican jerk seasoning and the Pimento flavour came through wonderfully throughout the chicken.

All Hail have also managed to get their hands on the ultimate Jamaican soft drink – Ting! Along with Old Jamaican ginger beer (of course!).

 

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All Hail is brought to you by long time Dublin Social favourite, Pablo Picante! Grab yourself some Jamaican Jerk and All Hail The Box, at 32A Dawson Street.

El Silencio Sunday Spread – Meal for 2 for €40 Meal for 4 €80

El Silencio Sunday Spread – Meal for 2 for €40 Meal for 4 €80

The secret speakeasy, hidden behind a wall of hot sauces has quickly launched itself into one of the coolest venues in the city, serving banging’ tacos and what have became known as the best margaritas in town!

Private 4 people booths make every diner feel at ease and now you can grab a table for a bargain price exclusively on Dublin Social for the El Silencio Sunday Spread.

For 2 people
2 Classic Margaritas – The best in the city!
The Triple Z – Chorizo Pizza-Dilla
Mix plate of Tacos (4)
Cheesy Rice
Streetcorn
€61.50  €40

For 4 people
4 Classic Margaritas – The best in the city!
The Triple Z – Chorizo Pizza-Dilla
Mix plate of Tacos (8)
Cheesy Rice x2
Streetcorn x2
Chick-a-teese nachos
€124.5  €80

€20 quid a head for the Sunday Spread, unbelievable!
Sandwiches by day, burgers by night and even a secret wine bar to come

Sandwiches by day, burgers by night and even a secret wine bar to come

Rewind back to March, restaurants are under forced closure and the future is unknown. Many businesses decide to take the only option available to them and set their once busy and bustling social destinations up as new high quality takeaways.

Jules Mak was one of the first to act, starting a drive through pre-paid service to eliminate as much contact and face to face interaction as possible at Mak D6. With Mak usually closing on a Tuesday, Jules saw a chance to experiment and decided to start selling burgers on ‘Test Kitchen Tuesdays’. The MAK burger was a massive hit and I can affirm the hype was real, having been lucky enough to get my hands on the terrific double cheese creations on a couple of occasions. The demand was impossible to keep up with, after all, the Mak D6 kitchen isn’t designed as a burger grill.

 

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A classic ham & cheese. The first of our hush sandwich series ??

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Ranelagh’s loss is Rathmines’ gain, as those burgers have found a new home at day v night themed Hush. During the day the team are roasting their own meats and slinging out sandwiches like ‘The Nice Guy’ €7 – Classic Glazed Grilled Ham and Cheese on Sourdough or this week,s Porchetta special which went down a treat with a Potato Bacon Salad €4 or €10.50 with the sandwich. Soup of the day was cream of parsnip & Bradley apple €6 or the same deal when added to any sandwich.

When evening hits – after 5 pm -, it is time for some burgers. Double Cheese, Beer Battered Cod Fillet, Crispy Buttermilk Chicken or a Sweet Potato & Black Bean Burger all sound a treat in a when occupying a brioche bun €9-11. Other nipples are available such a Chilli Nachos €9 or how about topping your burger with Beef Chilli Cheese? €2.50

Talks of a boutique wine bar and a tasting menu are flying strong in the rumour mill so Hush is very much a ‘watch this space’ for the coming weeks and months.

Hush

137 Rathmines Rd Lower, Rathmines, Dublin, D06 V3Y8

https://www.instagram.com/hush_rathmines/

(01) 430 5901