Have you ever had something put in front of you and you can literally feel yourself on the verge of drooling?
Dishes that entice that kind of feeling are worth shouting about.
Here at Lovin we’re eating our way around the city, finding the best dishes in the most unexpected places and filling you in on the hottest spots before they’re even hot.
Each week I’ll be sharing with you a deadly dish for each day in the week. These are the dishes that made my eyes roll back in my skull, my tastebuds dance with delight and my heart full.
Here’s some of my top picks for this week:
1. Nachos – Bottle Tower Pub
The Bottle Tower is my local so I may be a little biased but the nachos here are iconic.
It’s a deadly pub with a buzzing atmosphere. There’s tonnes of gins to try and there’s board games a plenty.
Myself and my roomies headed down last Sunday for a glass of vino to beat the fear of going back to work the following day and it actually really helped.
One-glass-Sunday’s should definitely become a thing.
I went to bed that Sunday night with a smile on my face for the first time in months.
2. Carrot Cake Croissant – Bread 41
Literally my two favourite elevenses treats in one.
Just LOOK at this magical creation.
It’s like all my pastry and cake dreams came true at once.
3. Hellfire Pizza – Rua
Rua is Phibsborough’s newest wood fire pizza joint.
Now, you’d think picking a location right beside Four Star Pizza would be a bit of an odd choice but to me it makes no difference at all.
This is nothing like the takeaway pizza that you’d indulge in on a cosy Friday night in.
Instead it’s a much more formal setting. Now, when I say formal I just mean you won’t be in your pjs and slippers eating this.
Wood fire pizza is fresh and at it’s best when it comes out of the oven so you’d be silly to get it as a takeaway. Sit in and enjoy a tasty, pipping hot meal with amazing flavour.
4. Avo Mash – Two Boys Brew
This week our group editor Megan created one of the most important investigative journalism pieces of the decade(possibly over exaggerated and extremely biased).
She complied a list of some of the best avocado and toasts in Dublin and looked into how exactly are our favourite brunch spots pricing up their avocado toasts.
Among this list was one of my recommendations – Two Boys Brew.
Their smashed avo on sourdough is lavishly laced with poached eggs, crumbled feta, beetroot hummus, seeds and leaves and comes in at €10.95.
Good value and bursting with flavour.
5. Charcuterie Board – The Exchequer
I adore a board of meat and cheese with a glass of vino – sure there’s really nothing better.
Along with these delicious bits, the charcuterie board in The Exchequer also has an array of dips, crackers, vegetables and nibbles.
It even has little potato slices, which brings the flavours together nicely.
6. Cheese Toasty – Bibi’s
This is an old favourite but when I popped into Bibi’s this week I was reminded of how incredibly tasty these toasties are.
A reliable spot – the food here is always a winner, especially when it comes to brunch.
7. Meat In A Box – My Meat Wagon
I’m one of those people who always leaves leftovers and insists on bringing them home.
Often times, this can be a bit of an awkward question, especially when it’s a plate of meat, potatoes and coleslaw – it can be messy and hard to package correctly.
Luckily, when I visited My Meat Wagon this week, the hard part had been done for me.
I brought my leftovers home and had them for lunch the next day – absolutely delicious.
Now that it’s Friday, you deserve to treat yourself.
Go on, go on, go on.
Which of these seven dishes would you choose?