Friday, February 5, 2010


This came into SBD Central Command from the local Irish chain bar company RiRa:

In the 1930's and 1940's, the port town of Foynes in South-West Ireland was a major transfer point for passenger flying boats between the United States and Europe. The eighteen hour journey across the vast Atlantic Ocean was often a very bumpy and chilly ride.

Realising that the passengers were often cold and exhausted after their long flight, Brendan O'Regan and Joe Sheridan (the manager and chef of the Foynes terminal restaurant respectively), concocted a drink to lift the spirits and warm the hearts of every passenger that touched down in Foynes. The Irish Coffee was born.

That bit o' history will cost you $5 a glass. Not bad really.