Posted: July 28, 2016

A Stylish New Take on Classic Irish Fare

Irish pubs in NYC. There’s a hell of a lot of them. But there’s only one where you can find 93 readily available Irish Whiskeys, a Black Pudding Burger, Irish Breakfast Flatbread and Curried Shepherd’s Pie. We implore you to venture out of the confines of Manhattan to Passage, a sleek new Irish pub in Astoria, to experience a modern take on Irish cuisine that finally makes an Irish pub memorable.

First things first: the Irish Breakfast Flatbread. It doesn’t matter if it’s dinner time. You need this. Here’s why: sausage, bacon, black and white pudding (no, not Snack Packs), beans and two fried eggs on toasted flatbread. Bread has never looked so sexy.

Like any Irish pub, Passage has burgers. But unlike any Irish pub, they have a Black Pudding Burger; an entire patty made from juicy pork fat and boiled pigs blood. You may not think that blood is your thing, but Passage flips the script on that opinion. Top the patty with onions, mushrooms and a fried egg and this densely rich dish leaves you wholly satisfied.

To round out your meal, order up the Curried Shepherd’s Pie. This deep-dish entrée comes layered with savory minced lamb and veggies in a hearty curry sauce, with a seasoned mashed potato crust on top. This is comfort food on steroids.

Glowing yellow lights and deep set rows of dark wooden tables welcome you off the street and into laid back vibe of Passage. Named after an Irish village steeped in rich history, the décor tells the fascinating story. 93 different Irish Whiskeys, well-crafted cocktails and plenty of draft beer options makes Passage a perfect spot to meet friends, bring a date or just fly solo and get some truly unique Irish fare you won’t find anywhere else. Fáilte.