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MIEKO KING RESTAURANT – THE RUMOURS ARE TRUE – THEY ARE OFFERING A COLLECTION SERVICE AND A SPECIAL HOME DELIVERY SERVICE
It has always been my policy to support local businesses and I am aware that many local restaurants need all the support that they can get. I hope that you will support Mieko King.
Because of my age I am confined to my apartment until Easter Sunday … of course this is going to be extended. I was preparing for this lockdown but I was caught be surprise as it happened about a week earlier than I had expected.
I had been advised that I needed to shop online for groceries or arrange home deliveries from local restaurants.
Before I continue I should mention that many restaurants have terrible sites that get in the way of placing an order. At least five would not accept or confirm my address and could not deal with my Eircode address. Two restaurants decided that my mobile location was my actual physical address [Apt 43 instead of 29, etc]
I contacted Tesco mid last week and was informed that the first delivery slot was 2nd April. The next slots I was able to book was April 6 and April 14. As I have a very small fridge this was not practical on an ongoing basis as I need a delivery every three days.
Today the queue for slots was two weeks and some of my friends told me that they had to wait three weeks. Eventually I managed to find two suitable suppliers “The Fruit People” and “Station To Station”. I received my first delivery of six bottles of wine from Station To Station. I will discuss these and a few other suppliers at a later date.
I have organised deliveries from a number of restaurants and have encountered a number of problems with some and a few have been exceptional and I will discuss them at a later date.
Today I was in contact with Jenny at Mieko King at 101 Capel Street because I heard a rumour that they were planning a home delivery service that would for people such as myself and she confirmed that the rumour was true and she sent me a copy of the menu.
Based on past experience I can guarantee that their food is excellent.
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DUN LEARY’S LAST CORNER SHOP AT 46A UPPER GEORGE’S STREET DUN LAOGHAIRE
Years ago Alex’s was an amazing shop in Dun Laoghaire [74 George’s Street] where you could get copies of magazines that were not available elsewhere in Ireland and at the same time it appeared to be the most disorganised business in the country. There were signs and notices everywhere “Alex’s Has It … Lucky Alex”, “24 Hour Magazine King” but stock was piled high and at random. A friend of mine from India would spend hours in the shop seeking obscure publications and he told me that no matter what he wanted they would source it for him at reasonable cost.
I do not know what happened but Alex’s at 74 Georges Street ceased trading. However it would appear that it has risen from the dead and it is now located across the street at 46A.
It is now branded as “Dun Leary’s Last Corner Shop”.
Note: Dunleary was built following the 1816 legislation that allowed the building of a major port to serve Dublin. It was known as Dunleary until it was renamed Kingstown in honour of King George IV’s 1821 visit, and in 1920 was given its present name, the original Irish form of Dunleary.
Note: The 46A is a famous bus bus service that went from Dun Laoghaire to Dublin City Centre by what could be best described as a scenic route. Here is one famous quote from a comedy programme: “We’ve seen the 46A at close range, a rare opportunity for which I suppose we should be grateful. So now we know it isn’t extinct. It does exist.” And here is a line from a song: “When my hummin’ was smothered by a 46A and the scream of a low flying jet”.
GO VEGAN WORLD A BILLBOARD ADVERTISING CAMPAIGN DUBLIN
My original intention was to photograph the Paulista Take-A-Way and at the time I did not notice the large billboard with the message “It’s Not Personal Choice When Someone Is Killed”.
I have friends who operate vegan restaurants here in Dublin or are considering the introduction of vegan options and one of them mentioned the Go Vegan World advertising campaign.
Go Vegan World runs educational campaigns that provide members of the public with information on the rights of other animals not to be owned, used as resources or killed.
Earlier this year the Go Vegan advertising campaign in Ireland featured messages on billboards encouraging people to adopt a vegan diet, and is linked to Eden Farmed Animal Sanctuary in Co Meath. However, the organisation behind the high-profile vegan billboard advertising campaign has been accused of being a “secret society” and lacking in transparency by (IFA) Irish Farmers’ Association with a spokesman saying that “It seems extraordinary that a multimillion euro advertising campaign across Ireland and the UK would be run from an obscure animal sanctuary in Ireland.”
Go Vegan World also ran a campaign in Northern Ireland for the first two weeks of January 2020. It consisted of eighty five animal rights ads on buses in Belfast. The ads state: “Dairy Takes Babies from their Mothers and It’s Not a Personal Choice When Someone is Killed”. The Ulster Farmers’ Union objected to the ads and attempted to have them removed.