New Irish pub opens in Clifton Park

The original Dorothy, circa 1929.

If there’s one thing besides pizza palaces that the Capital Region can’t seem to get enough of, it’s Irish pubs.

Right on the heels of the new Finnbar’s Pub in Troy (replacing the long-run Holmes & Watson) last week, on Thursday this Saratoga Countyburb saw the debut of Dorothy O’Day’s Irish Pub at Clifton Park Center.

The accompanying photo of the namesake lady of the pub is a beautiful portrait from 1929. The new venture, with D.J. Friedman heading the kitchen and Tony Mancuso serving as general manager, bills itself as an “upscale Irish pub locally owned and operated. Traditional Irish specialties plus unique American fusion dishes.’

It has a custom-built bar with 10 craft beers on tap, a large selection of wines by the glass, and more than 30 Irish whiskeys. For those interested in the food, the menu is available on the pub’s Facebook page. It includes the “Isle of Man Irish Breakfast Challenge”:

“This enormous pile of food consist of a mountain of home made corn beef hash, surrounded by 6 irish bangers, a whopping 1 pound of bacon, home fries and a side of texas toast that is toasted to perfection. Don’t forget the topping of 13 eggs (dozen is too easy for you irish men) cooked anyway you like. You have 40 min to devour the whole plate” or it’ll run you $32.

Hours are 11:30 a.m. to late Monday through Saturday, closed Sunday. Phone: (518) 577-2401.

Source: WILLIAM M. DOWD, examiner.com

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