It's summer! Come cool off!!! :)
MULDOON'S IS 40!!! How many pints have we poured? How many bands have performed? How many gallons of delicious homemade stew have we served? Or how many loaves of handmade Irish soda bread have we baked? How many friends have we made and how many families have celebrated milestone events within our brick pub? How many romantic dates have happened over our candlelight or flirtations at our bar? How many gatherings of friends filling our rooms with laughter or cheers for a favorite team on our tvs? We are so happy to say... we couldn't really say for sure! Because 40 years means we have had the honor to serve so many!!!!!!! THANK YOU!!!!!! IT IS ALL POSSIBLE BECAUSE OF YOU!!!!!!!
Our "birthday party" was last Sunday - on Oct. 26th - and it was a blast!!! THE FENIANS performed their world-class CELTIC ROCK and sounded amazing!! Muldoon's was packed. Smiles were everywhere! So many dear patrons came to celebrate who have been such loyal customers during most or all of our history!! And tons of new faces who came out to watch football or grab some brunch ended up joining in on the fun and toasting to 40 years and grooving to the band!!! Our family felt so happy to see all the fun because it's really what our pub is all about each and every day... folks enjoying themselves with great food, great drink, great music and the greatest of friends, old & new!!! LONG LIVE PUB CULTURE and here's to 40 more years of good times!!!! Slainte!!!
MULDOON'S 40TH BIRTHDAY FOOTBALL TEES
Did you know Muldoon's is about to celebrate our 40th birthday?! It's a rather formidable feeling! A pub should be old (NOT that forty is old in "people-years"!!! But for a family-owned & family-operated business in the commercial heart of Newport Beach, forty years is a major milestone)! We are a team along with all of you, our cherished patrons who keep us going strong! We made the new Pub Football Tees to honor that team spirit and wear our age proudly!!!! THANK YOU DEAR FRIENDS! SLAINTE!
Recently went to an out-of-town wedding where kegs of handcrafted beer were being served. It was delicious! Enquired what the beer was, and turns out it was HOPPY POPPY I.P.A. ~ a product of Figueroa Mountain Brewery where our dear friend's son is a brewer! Our friend had never said too much about FMB's beers, not wanting to make us feel pressured to bring any of them on. But here we were, discovering them for ourselves by coincidence and instantly knowing we wanted to share them with you at the pub! And today Hoppy Poppy I.P.A. makes it's debut at Muldoon's on draught! We're so excited for you all to try this award-winning brew so come down to Muldoon's on this exceedingly hot day and order a crisp cold one!
Hoppy Poppy IPA is a light-bodied, “west coast” India pale ale featuring Centennial, Cascade, and Simcoe hops and poppy seeds. Like Figueroa Mountain in May, this brew is bursting with a bouquet of floral, citrusy hop flavors and aromas.
It's pouring down rain and all I can think about is Irish Stew for lunch! I have always adored rain! And I crave booth 2 or booth 3 in Muldoon's dining room, or a tall table in our Dublin Pub, where I have the perfect view of the rain through the windows while I sit cozy with a warm luscious bowl of Irish Stew! Dipping hunks of freshly baked Irish Soda Bread into my bowl to sop up the rich savory liquid. This is a day for settling in to one of those spots with a book or a journal. Some tea or coffee and warm homemade apple pie. Splendid!
Sunday March 9th sees us host our "12th Annual Muldoon's Kilt Contest". It is one of the highlights of our calendar and this year is looking like being our best ever. We are now accepting entries to compete alongside past winners and up and coming challengers alike. The criteria is simple, you must be male (sorry ladies) and you must wear a kilt!!!!! Easy.
You will be judged on knowledge of your clan/kilt patterns, as well as any additional Celtic talents you wish to share (ie: a song, a jig, a limerick, a poem, quote or tale, etc.)!
Each participant will receive a Muldoon's gift voucher and there are prizes galore and the all important bragging rights for the overall winner!!!! But places are limited so please submit an entry asap!!!
We will have a fun filled day for all the family, with dancing, bag-pipes and music from the amazing Craic in the Stone. So whether you're here to take home the prize or just looking for a great day out, Muldoon's Irish Pub on March 9th (1-4pm) is the place to be.
As a native of Dublin, Ireland, who only moved here 6 months ago I'm so excited and proud to carry on this fabulous tradition here at Muldoon's in our 40th anniversary year. Although kilt wearing is predominantly associated with our Scottish neighbors, a vast majority of the Highlanders actually settled there from Ireland in the 4 & 5th centuries so Ireland too is steeped in the history.
Go raibh míle maith agaibh,
Manager, Muldoon's Irish Pub
For more information on the Kilt Contest, regarding registration/schedule for the day etc please contact email@example.com
Happy New Year everybody!!! Hope you had a blast on NYE and wishing you great joy in 2014!!!
I'm feeling so happy to be in 2014! And I've made many new years' resolutions... especially to lose a few pounds! Yes indeed, I fully believe that to get into the Holiday spirit and revel in the Holiday season one must enjoy all the amazing foods and drinks that come but once a year! And. I. Did. I'm not sorry!!!! I LOVE our Bog Nog (Muldoon's heavenly homemade egg nog) and we only make it each December, so there's one. I LOVE Christmas cookies, so there's two. And so on..... But today is a new day and I've already gotten back on track! I LOVE our Goddess Salad!!!!! It is a chopped salad with fresh lettuce, vine tomato, carrots, pearl potatoes, kalamata olives, cucumbers, smoked gouda and hard-boiled organic egg all tossed in our homemade green goddess dressing. Perfection! It's super yummy, so I don't miss out on taste, and it's a balanced meal full of protein and veggies so I feel satisfied and healthy. People always ask me what to order at Muldoon's that's on the lighter side, and since there's probably a few of you out there who are like me and have made the resolution to lose a few pounds, I figured I'd share some of my absolute favorite dishes on our menu (that incidentally are on the lighter side). Enjoy! And here's to a tasty 2014!
NEW YORK STEAK & GRILLED ROMAINE
Roasted Certified Angus New York Strip, sliced and served with Bleu Cheese, Vine Tomato, Avocado and Grilled Romaine with homemade Champagne-Lime Vinaigrette.
This salad is wonderfully fresh and light, yet it is a meal and leaves you feeling satisfied. It's a great dish!
CHOPPED GRILLED SALAD WITH ORGANIC CHICKEN OR WILD CAUGHT BLUE SHRIMP
And served with Grilled Corn and Zucchini, Vine Tomato, Avocado, Seasonal Fruit and Mixed Greens tossed in Champagne-Lime Vinaigrette.
Amazing combination of flavors and textures. The Grilled vegetables and grilled protein mixed with the cold crisp vegetables and dressing is really tasty!
CLASSIC COBB WITH DIESTEL TURKEY
And Hard-boiled Organic Egg, Bleu Cheese, Dubliner White Cheddar, Lettuce, Vine Tomato, Avocado, Olives & your choice of homemade dressing.
CIVIC CENTER LOUIE
With Jumbo Wild Caught Blue Shrimp, Wild Caught Crab, Cold Iceberg, Vine Tomato, Avocado, Olives and homemade Louie Dressing.
I hope all of you enjoyed Thanksgiving. For me it was a day spent feeling thankful for the people in my life. That includes all of you out there who appreciate what we do at Muldoon's. Thank you for supporting our efforts as one of the few remaining family-owned independent restaurants in Fashion Island. Life is change. Yet we all need some things to stay the same, to be there for us, and that is one of the great comforts of an Irish pub. Muldoon's is celebrating 40 years of being here for you. Thank you for being here for us too. Good times, peace & sláinte!
Farms in Ireland such as Llewellyn’s Orchard, like those of California, Washington and Oregon, grow orchards full of the luscious red, yellow, green and golden fruit. So familiar, yet so special.
When summer begins to tick away, I wait for the air to cool as October & November arrive, knowing I am about to enjoy a fresh crop of crisp, sweet apples. I almost always pop a giant apple in my bag when I am heading out for the day. Sometimes I cannot wait to eat my Honey Crisp before arriving at my destination and grab the gorgeous fruit to crunch as I drive along! Absolute perfection!
And what you can do with an apple! The most spectacular incarnation to me being a slice of mother’s pie filled with soft caramelized apples. All the mothers in our little family were amazing cooks and bakers. My mother’s foods, her baked goods... oh how amazing they all were! But there was something extraordinary about her pies. They were other-worldly. Magic was at work. Nothing was plain. She elevated everything to unexpected places. Did you see the film “The Waitress” ? Well, if so, you may remember how special those pies were..., you get the idea.
This recipe from my childhood, we make it now at Muldoon’s! Warm homemade apple pie with homemade caramel sauce and soft peaks of homemade whipped cream. The crust is gently coaxed into shape daily and filled to the top with 8 exquisite Granny Smiths, a little granulated sugar, lots of cinnamon, a bit of sweet butter and the secrets of my gorgeous red-haired, green-eyed little mother, Elaine Corrine.
Enjoy the sweet things in life.
Till next we meet ...
Muldoon’s Irish Pub, Newport Beach, Ca
PIE TO GO.... I almost forgot!
If you think you may want to have Muldoon’s bake an Apple Pie for your Thanksgiving or Christmas Eve Dinner or anytime you would like a Pie, please give us a call to place your order.
All Pick up will be on the day before the actual Holiday before 9:00 pm,
or on the day you need the pie if not a Holiday date.
We are also taking orders for :
Sindi Rae’s Pumpkin Pie... but those are very limited so if you would like a Pumpkin Pie call soon.
Pie Orders can be made by calling Mary @ 949 640-4110.