Anna Liffey's

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17 Whitney Ave.
New Haven, CT 06510 203-773-1776

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Irish pubs and restaurants tend to both capitalize on and subvert some of the expectations people have about the Emerald Isle. Ireland: Guinness, corned beef, fish and chips, etc. All true, to an extent, though Shane Carty, the head chef at Anna Leffeys, likes to point out that he -- a Dubliner -- never had corned beef until he came to the States. So it's probably best to stow away your preconceptions about Irish food when you visit this 17-year-old establishment, where you'll find a mean Irish breakfast as well as a pretty festive spot to watch soccer. A fine pint, too. They may have the best curry fries in the area (and just because few other places have this Irish favorite -- sort of like a less over-the-top Celtic poutine -- doesnt mean that you shouldnt go down and try some). You'll also find beer-batter fish and chips, and a lobster dish made with Jameson whiskey. Another hearty Irish delicacy is their black pudding: mmmmmmm. As Carty points out, Ireland is a land blessed with culinary resources. "We're an island, surrounded by water, great fish," he says. "Great grass for the cattle."


Winner of Best Irish Restaurant in the New Haven Advocate Best of Reader's Poll 2012.

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Posted by Dona on 03/14/2012 at 16:21
Love to sing at Anna's
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