Dallas has its share of Irish restaurants but you couldn’t experience the tastes of Ireland on the go until now. Kieron Go Braugh, Traveling Irish Café is one of the latest additions to the North Texas Food Truck scene. Operated by Christine Finnegan, a red headed Irish lass with a big smile, the friendly greeting paired with the simple but tasty food feels like you’ve been invited to dinner by a good neighbor.
Let’s dispel any misconceptions. The food is inspired by the tastes of Ireland but not necessarily presented in the traditional way. Take The Irishman, for example, a pair of Shepherd Pie Sliders that combines ground beef in gravy with peas & carrots and mashed potatoes between a sliced dinner roll.
You can’t think ‘Irish’ without thinking of Corned Beef & Cabbage. The Michael Finnegan presents this classic taste of Ireland as a sandwich.
The Leprechaun is another Irish staple, the Banger, served up with kraut and a spicy Guinness mustard. Despite the reference to little people, there is nothing little about the size or the taste but it might just make you feel a wee bit mischievous. I restrained myself and settled for a wee little smile as I ate it. You know, the one that makes people wonder what you’re thinking!
I showed a little restraint, too, by not ordering The Molly Malone (a grilled cheese) or The Reuben that were on the menu when I visited. It’s not that I needed to save something for a reason to go back. But if you need another reason to go, November is just around the corner and a hearty Guinness Stew will be added to the list of menu options.
First impressions suggest Keiron Go Braugh may have the competition seeing ‘green’ and regretting their failure to take Irish fare to the streets. If you’re looking for somewhere to spend a bit o’ your green, you can look them up on Facebook, Twitter or the schedule posted on the website.