The coronavirus emergency means Irish eyes are not smiling as brightly today, but heck, you can’t exactly cage a leprechaun.
Per its tradition, The Dublin Pub, 300 Wayne Ave., began serving Irish breakfast at 5:30 a.m. and will do so until 11 a.m. for carryout and even have grub delivered... yes, pub fries brought to you.
Centerville’s Hunter Johnson was there to pick up grub for his bean chéile Lori, mac Forrest and cara Whitney Zimmerman. That’s his wife, son and friend for anyone not familiar with words used in Ireland.
Hunter explains why he went to the Dublin Pub:
“We've been doing kegs & eggs breakfasts around Dayton for years. Archer's, Whole Foods, Beef O'Brady's.
This year I was going to do the Jameson Mile at Dublin Pub and finally make it there for breakfast. I've been to their party, but never for breakfast.
Then the virus shut everything down, and I was afraid the tradition and opportunity was bust.
So when they announced carryout starting at 5:30, I knew I had to get it. Both for the tradition and to support these businesses that are going to be hit hardest...
It was a little slice of fun. We're all impacted in different ways by the pandemic.”
As the coronavirus cases continued to increase, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine ordered restaurants and bars to close to dine-in customers.
Carryout food is still allowed, under the order signed by Ohio Department of Health Director Amy Acton. The governor said it’ll be in force as long as necessary.
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Dublin Pub owner Steve Tieber says the first 100 customers get free T-shirts.
“Also we are doing a $10 free gift card if you buy $50 in gift certificates and a $25 free gift card if you buy $100 in gift certificates,” he said in a text message.
“We are also sending service out to the parking lot if you do not want to come in. All you need to do is pull into our parking lot.”
Serves will also take orders from cars parked in the parking lot, which in a typical year would be filled with a giant tent and green-clad lasses and lads.
“We will come out take your order,” Tieber wrote. “You can sit there and wait in the comfort of your car and we will bring your food out to you.”
About 40 staff members have agreed to deliver food and beer or wine.
Two lines are set up: 937-224-7822 (PUBB) and 937-224-0355
St. Patrick’s Day carryout began at 5:30 a.m. and delivery begins at noon.
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