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Blarney Rock Pub Stands the Test of Time

If you like to eat, chances are you like to drink (read: a lot of you are freakin’ lushes), so I thought maybe it was time to introduce a happy hour column to the site. Every week, our Happy Hour Correspondent posts about a different bar in Midtown that fits the Midtown Lunch mentality: unhealthy food, not lame (unless it’s lame in a cool way), and most importantly… cheap.

Although I try my best to visit bars who haven’t yet received a ML +/- review, upon hearing news from that Blarney Rock Pub is in the midst of renovations, I decided to give the 43-year-old establishment a check-in. They’ve already undergone a facelift in the front and anticipate a hair transplant on top when they open their roof this winter when city permits allow. The old Blarney Rock has been well-covered by Midtown Lunch, especially considering that it’s a pub. Nearly two years ago, Mamacita did a +/- write up on the joint, and Donny T. proclaimed his undying love by ranking it as his favorite lunch spot and awarded the pub with a favorite turkey dish honor. This week, I went to investigate the renovations, and how they affected the pre-Blarney vs. post-Blarney ethos.

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Our Favorite Turkey Dishes in Midtown

Blarney Rock Pub
Photo by Donny T

With Thanksgiving fast approaching, all of the ML contributors have turkey on our minds. And of course this wouldn’t be Midtown Lunch if we didn’t try to think outside of the generic deli turkey sandwiches box (hello, Thanksgiving pizza anyone?). So we polled a few of our contributors to recall some of their favorite Midtown turkey dishes.
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Blarney Rock Pub is My Favorite Lunch Spot (Though, Maybe Not Today?)

Blarney Rock Pub This here, my friends, is my favorite spot for lunch and just in time for St Paddy’s Day! Blarney Rock Pub (33rd btw 6+7th) is a gem, though most people probably wouldn’t think that by just looking from the outside (doesn’t help that Stout is next door and is also an Irish place with it’s dark wood exterior is way more attractive). On any given day you’ll find some real mean looking guys standing outside taking their cigarette breaks. Don’t be afraid of them because once you go through the doors, you’ll be transported to a place that’s casual, relaxing, serves some damn good lunches and has a great happy hour.

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