Among the world's cuisines, few can offer fare as hearty as Irish on a good day. So, with cooler weather in the months ahead, we're anticipating Wednesday's opening of Kinnee O'Reilly's Irish Pub & Restaurant.
The menu will include shepherd's pie, mulligan stew, corned beef and cabbage, boxty (a crepe-like dish made from potato-based batter), and house-made potato chips smothered in Irish cheeses and "sprinkled with chopped corned beef and scallions." Other European (and American) rib-stickers will be included: lamb shanks, bangers 'n' mash, fish 'n' chips, burgers, sandwiches and the like.
Being a pub as well as a restaurant, the thirsty can choose from more than 40 whiskeys and nearly as many international beers at the hand-crafted wood bar.
"Our goal is to make everyone feel like they've stepped into a casual corner pub in Ireland," said Dave Wohler, co-owner with his wife, Betsy Wohler.
Kinnee O'Reilly's is in the Montano Shopping Center, 1000 White Rock Road, El Dorado Hills. Information: (916) 933-2720, www.kinneeoreillys.com.