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01/29/04

The Irish Coast Pub - 15th Street, Gulfport

The Irish Coast Pub brings a piece of the old country to South Mississippi, literally.

"The entire interior of the bar was designed and built in Ireland, and then shipped over in a container. And three Irish Mill workers came over to assemble it."

Meet Daniel Miller, General Manager of the Irish Coast Pub at 15th Place in Gulfport.

"In Ireland, it always rains. It's always cloud covered. So their food is meant to warm the belly up to give you a feeling that you can go back to work and that you can get things done. It's meant to be filling as well as enjoyable," Miller says.

Executive Chef Mike Christensen's menu sticks with the concept of filling Irish fare, but with a little American influence.

"This is going to be on our Friday's featured dish, Salmon for Atkin lovers," Christensen says.

Appetizers range from the "Irish Pot of Gold," which offers a mixture of goodies, to a Mississippi favorite - crab cakes.

"One of our best sellers is the Fisherman's Pie. We took the traditional Irish Shepard's Pie and we put a Gulf Coast twist on it. Instead of lamb and steak, we put scallops, shrimp, seafood in a cream sauce," Miller says.

Whether it be Irish fish and chips, a hearty Irish Stew, or a grilled chicken sandwich, you can wash them down with a pint from a different world.

"We have beers from all the way around the world, from Scotland, England, Ireland, Chech Republic and Germany," Miller says.

If beer's not your thing, you can always top off your meal with a slice of homemade cheesecake.

"It's made fresh nightly. We have a 75 year old baker that comes in," Christensen says.

The Irish Coast Pub is located at 15th Place in Gulfport seven days a week. The Pub opens at 11 a.m. and serves food until 11 p.m. on weekdays and until midnight on weekends. Live music livens the atmosphere Sunday through Thursday nights.

Click here to see the lunch and dinner menu or just to learn more about the Irish Coast Pub.

by Carrie Duncan

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