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rutgerbosker
post Jan 23 2009, 09:37 PM
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Hello to all travellers!

Since I will be opening an Irish Pub in Lima, I would like to get in touch with people that might be able to help out.

For example, the best Pubs are made by Irish folk working there, so who would be interested in doing that?

Second, if you will be traveling to Lima soon, you could bring me some items that can't be missed in a good Irish Pub, because it's hard to get them out here.

Anyway, all good information is very welcome as well. Hope to hear from many of you!

Chau!
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post Jan 25 2009, 09:22 PM
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Congratulations on your endeavour in Lima. Whereabouts will you be opening? A pub is always a great place for international travellers to get together. When I lived in Guatemala, we had a British and an Australian pub in Guatemala City, and an Irish pub in Antigua. All did very well with expats and locals. I trust you will be located somewhere travellers can get to, like Miraflores.

Hopefully you will also get sports programming with not just North American sports but also football, cricket and rugby.


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post Jan 26 2009, 09:29 AM
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Very interesting. What is the appeal of an Irish pub all around the world exactly?

I hope you find some real Irish people to come and work with you!


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post Jan 29 2009, 09:52 PM
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QUOTE(starlagurl @ Jan 26 2009, 03:29 PM) *

Very interesting. What is the appeal of an Irish pub all around the world exactly?


i love the decent food for when you need a recharge..


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post Jan 30 2009, 09:51 AM
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Decent? Like...deep fried fish and chips?


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post Jan 30 2009, 10:47 AM
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yep starla, of course i'd call that decent.. i was also thinking of bangers and mash (with real bangers) irish stews, roast lamb and mint sauce, shepards pie.. a big fried breakfast..

they are also a reliable source for finding football on tv..




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post Jan 30 2009, 11:00 AM
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But...there are no vegetables...


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post Jan 30 2009, 11:45 AM
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i'll take them as they come.. peas, carrots, brocolli.. whatever.. veggies are just a thing on the side that i only eat because it's ment to be healthy.. it's the meats i really enjoy.. you not vegetarian btw are you?


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post Jan 30 2009, 11:47 AM
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Fish and chips don't come with vegetables I mean...unless you count coleslaw...(mayonnaise and cabbage)

I'm not a vegetarian, but I eat a vegetarian-centred diet.


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post Jan 30 2009, 12:20 PM
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QUOTE(starlagurl @ Jan 30 2009, 05:47 PM) *

Fish and chips don't come with vegetables..


i think you can count mushy peas as a vegetable.. sick.png






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post Jan 30 2009, 01:17 PM
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Oh, I had no idea they came with fish and chips.


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post Jan 30 2009, 01:30 PM
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i think it's more of an option.. my grandma used to force me to get my servings with it when i was a kid.. i'm a mushy pea rebel now though..


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I have never had that option with my fish and chips...always just coleslaw. Interesting. I would like to try these mashed peas you speak of.


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post Feb 2 2009, 12:37 AM
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Do they still have mushy peas? Officially they are known as marrowfat peas. Here's what Wikipedia has to say about them. They look pretty unwholesome, don't they?

In the United Kingdom, dried, rehydrated and mashed marrowfat peas, known by the public as mushy peas, are popular, originally in the north of England but now ubiquitously, and especially as an accompaniment to fish and chips or meat pies, particularly in fish and chip shops. Sodium bicarbonate is sometimes added to soften the peas. In 2005, a poll of 2,000 people revealed the pea to be Britain's 7th favorite culinary vegetable.


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post Feb 2 2009, 08:25 AM
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If it's actually going to be authentic pub for ex pats then you should import Jamesons and Bushmills whiskey.. for the food menu you should also have Irish dishes like colcannon and champ with Guiness pie (as an example)

Mushy peas is an English thing, not Irish.

I agree, you should have some Irish people behind the bar too..

As for sports, rugby is big in Ireland so playing that on the TV would be best, and traditional sports like hurling or Gaelic football..


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post Feb 2 2009, 03:58 PM
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I'm sure hurling matches would go down very well with North Americans, especially after their tenth Guiness.


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post Sep 21 2009, 07:24 PM
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Hi, you did open the Irish Pub in Lima, i travel to lima a few times every year an i will love visit your pub, let me know wher is it?

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post Nov 11 2009, 08:17 PM
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That's a point! We never heard back from Rutgerbosker. I wonder if he ever opened his pub?


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post Mar 17 2011, 09:11 PM
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Hey, as an Irish-American ex pat living in Lima for the past 4 years I can tell you this. Only one small Irish pub exists in the city, Murphy's Irish Pub in Miraflores. It is a tiny venue run by Peruvians and very out of touch with its theme. Of the five or so times I've been there they have had Guinness only once and charged for it 30 soles for a personal bottle (most local beers cost 5-10 soles a bottle at a pub). Besides this they had nothing Irish, no whiskey, no Irish music, no English speaking staff at all and definitely no Irish food. They once even offered to put green food coloring in my local beer to give it a more Irish feel... Basically, Lima is in dire need of an authentic Irish pub and there is a great ex pat community that would surely equal great business if a pub was to open up. Good luck with your venture, can't wait to finally have a black and tan.
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post Mar 17 2011, 09:12 PM
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and by the way, no he has yet to open his pub.
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