Unique Eats: Kate O'Connors

By: Joel Schipper Email
By: Joel Schipper Email

A lot of people will be seeing green for St. Patrick’s Day but aside from the green beer and shamrocks, a Michiana restaurant and pub is offering up a lot more than your typical St. Paddy’s Day fare.

With the luck of the Irish shining brightly for St. Patrick’s Day on March 17th, Kate O’Connors in New Carlisle is getting ready for one of their busiest days of the year.

Steve and Mary Brooks opened the Irish pub and restaurant about four years ago, named after their two kids, Kate and Connor.

“My wife and I are both from Ireland and we kind of both know what an Irish Pub should look like a lot of wood” said Steve Brooks.

Photos of Irish writers and poets hang on the walls, as does mementos from their native country.

“We want to create something here that people can feel like that they’re comfortable at home in Ireland, the atmosphere, all of that plays into it” said Mary Brooks.

Since St. Patrick’s Day is so busy, Mary and Steve are making sure they are stocked up and ready to go with two of the Irish staples, good food and good beer.

Julie and Carrie help run the kitchen and definitely know the ins and outs of great Irish cuisine, and they don’t skimp on the portions.

Some of the classic Irish staples are shepherd pie, bangers and mash, and also Irish stew.

Corned beef and cabbage, with colcannon and bacon mashed potatoes, by the way, the corned beef is not boiled like in so many restaurants, but rather it’s baked in Guinness.

There is also spinach and artichoke dip and tilapia with veggies and pineapple salsa. To top it all off a black and tan brownie sundae about the size of your head.

The best part, most of the dinners are about $10.

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