gestions on their Facebook page, Name That Irish Bar. Deadline for submissions is June 30.
From Shamrocked, to Celtic Crossing, Murphy’s Law to Lucky Leprechaun, names nominated so far almost all have a Gaelic connotation, although not always with complete ethnic understanding. “Pogue Mahone,” was proposed by someone of Irish heritage, who shared that her family always used the phrase when toasting. Upon research, however, Kim found a literal translation to be, “Kiss my ass.”
The top 10 choices for appellation will be posted on the Facebook page, along with the date of an official grand opening when the winner will be announced.
But an Abbott and Costello tone seemed to be emerging from the buzz at the bar in the building now sporting a freshly painted lime (some would say garish) green facade. “You could call it That Irish Bar,” mused bartender Amy Panek, mixing a martini. “They’d ask, ‘Which Irish bar,’ and you’d say That Irish Bar.”