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Origins of Traditional Irish Dishes: Boxty

Unlike Corned Beef and Cabbage, which turns out not to be as ‘traditional’ an Irish dish as many may think, Boxty is indeed authentic to Irish cuisine’s history (it’s also sometimes called ‘stamp’). In fact, there is even an old rhyme about the dish: “Boxty on the griddle, boxty on the pan; if you can't…
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Chips, Crisps and Fries: Understanding the Lingo

Chances are, you’ve noticed that we refer to fries and chips a little differently. On our menu, we call fries ‘chips’ and chips, ‘crisps’. You might think that this is just a funny Wilde Rover quirk, but it’s actually the correct way to refer to these food items in some parts of the English-speaking world,…
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Origins of Traditional Irish Dishes: Corned Beef and Cabbage

It may surprise you to learn that corned beef and cabbage is not as traditional an Irish dish as you may have thought. Although it’s a signature dish of St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, the Irish ‘tradition’ of corned beef and cabbage is actually more Irish American than just Irish. Beef was considered a luxury in…
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The Wilde Rover Guide To Pairing Beer and Food

Wine isn’t the only alcoholic beverage that pairs well with food. The multitude of flavor profiles and types of beers make this drink just as good for enjoying alongside dishes. Beer can compliment certain dishes quite nicely, but can also be as complicated as the wine realm. Here’s our beginner’s guide for pairing beer with…
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St. Patrick’s Day Celebration at Wilde Rover

Our favorite holiday of the year is coming up—time to go green! Saint Patrick’s Day is on Thursday, March 17th, and Wilde Rover is the place to be on the eastside for this epic Irish celebration. The annual Kirkland Shamrock Run is the weekend prior to Paddy’s Day, on Saturday, March 12th. This 5K fun…
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Wake Up at Wilde Rover with an Epic Kirkland Brunch

Good morning! You’ve made it to the weekend—go ahead, hit the snooze. After a long week you deserve to sleep in. Once you’re up and ready for an eye-opener, join us at Wilde Rover for a delicious brunch in Kirkland! We serve our awesome brunch menu every Saturday and Sunday (select holidays) from 11am –…
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Ring In The New Year at Wilde Rover!

How was your year? Whether good or bad, happy or sad, the end of a year brings new beginnings and a clean slate. We had a wonderful 2015 at Wilde Rover and can’t wait for another great one ahead in the heart of Kirkland! Come celebrate 2016 with us on Thursday, December 31st to ring…
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Host Your Holiday Party at Wilde Rover!

‘Tis the season to eat, drink and be merry! Have an Irish-style holiday event this season in the heart of downtown Kirkland. Wilde Rover Irish Pub & Restaurant can host private parties from small to large, with three different space options to best accommodate your needs. Whether you’re hosting a family gathering, company party or…
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