Tenth Anniversary Celebration at Culhane’s Irish Pub
By: Kevin Doyle
Special to Historic City News
Chat with any one of the four sisters who own and manage Culhane’s Irish Pub and they will tell you they’ve achieved the “American Dream”.
Lynda, Michelle, Mary Jane and Áine’s fascinating story dates back to a childhood in Ireland where they experienced an almost magical upbringing while working alongside their parents on the family farm. There, they developed a genuine love for the land, organic, quality food, Irish traditions and hard work — a mix of lessons and passions that are paying off today.
“Many of our culinary specialties come from our mother’s kitchen, but our talented chefs have added their signature touches, too,” said Mary Jane Culhane. “It’s just a part of our goal in recreating that true Irish pub atmosphere that’s filled with friendly conversation, excellent fare and libations that would make our ancestors proud.”
Culhane’s has captured the attention of both everyday diners and culinary critics. It landed a coveted spot on the Food Network’s “Diners, Drive-ins and Dives” and has been covered by local reporters fascinated by the pub’s distinctive menu and entertainment options. Secret house spices and plenty of Guinness bring a fresh twist to Irish favorites such as Bangers and Mash, Shepherd’s Pie and Arthur’s Fish and Chips. Other savory delights are the pub’s famous Blarney Lamb Sliders and the hearty Dingle Fish Pie, which are “comfort foods” gone gourmet.
Their authentic Irish restaurant is one of the most-talked about establishments in its industry. This year, Culhane’s is celebrating 10-years in business over the Memorial Day weekend on Friday, May 22nd through Sunday, May 24th.
Also an established entertainment venue, Culhane’s honors Irish heritage with fun events such as live music, sports, Irish dancers, pipes and drums. And if that and the food are not enough to put Culhane’s guests in the best of spirits, the sisters all possess the “gift of the gab” — an uncanny Irish knack for conversation and friendliness that makes everyone feel at home.
Details at http://www.culhanesirishpub.com for interview requests please contact Kevin Doyle. Culhane’s is located down the street from Naval Station Mayport at 967 Atlantic Blvd. in Atlantic Beach, Florida and is open for weekend lunch, brunch and dinner.