Underground dining: Crackbird, Dublin


Food writer, broadcaster and author Caroline Hennessy has been focused on food and writing since editing Ireland’s first food website for RTÉ in 2000. Chair of the Irish Food Writers’ Guild, she established the award-winning Bibliocook: All About Food in 2005, is the author of two books about beer and food and has a column in the Irish Examiner in which she writes about small food producers and the ways in which they develop and maintain a sustainable local food system.

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10 Responses

  1. I am very intrigued by CrackBird, may have to get myself there! I haven’t had fried chicken since moving to Ireland…

    • Caroline says:

      I’d be really interested to know what you think, Clare. It’s my idea of an American fried chicken joint – but I’ve never been to one! Make sure you get the burnt lemon and whipped feta dip. That’s almost worth a visit alone and may have to be experimented on in my own kitchen,

  2. Kristin says:

    Love how you went to a cool pop-up restaurant “post-gallery launch and pre-bookclub dinner”! I’m hoping to make it down there myself.

  3. Catherine says:

    Sounds fab! I’m reminded that I’ve inherited my Dad’s corny sense of humour when the first thing I thought of when reading “balked at a whole skillet fried chicken…..” was to read it as chicken noises “bwak,bwak,bwak…..”.Sad,but true 🙂

    • Caroline says:

      It’s certainly another way of reading it, Catherine – I didn’t think anyone would notice 😉

  4. Claire says:

    Is the chicken free range? If it is, I’ll definitely eat there!

  5. Dee says:

    Does anyone know if theres any underground dining in cork yet or any pop-up restaurants?

    • Caroline says:

      I haven’t heard of any, Dee. I’d be very interested in hearing about any that are out there! I know that Lilly Higgins, who runs the Loaves and Fishes Supper Club, is based in Cork but her venue is in Dublin.

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