Step one: take a bus out of Dublin at 6:45a, a different bus out of Galway at 9:30a, a ferry out of Rossaveal at 10:30a, and a bike out of Kilronan whenever you feel like it.
Step two: bike up to Dun Aengus.
Step three: Stare.
Tí Joe Watty's
Inishmore, Co. Galway
We biked back down to the little village of Kilronan after checking out Dun Aengus so we could eat at this highly-rated traditional Irish Pub: Ti Joe Watty's. My Lonely Planet said it'd have a vegetarian option, and there weren't many other places to try, so - we checked it out.
My well-trained eyeballs fell directly onto the vegetarian option: Tagliatelle with broccoli, parm, and garlic cream sauce for €11.50 ($15.06). Well, okay. There was another veg item, but I didn't think mozzarella and onion was gonna help me out much. I nabbed the tagliatelle and specifically requested that it come without the garlic cream sauce - in fact, no dairy at all. Maybe some olive oil drenching would be in order.
That was a mistake. I should have singled out not only the cream sauce, but the parm as well. Because...
Only once I scraped most of the massive pile of cheese off the top was I able to achieve this. But there were little bits of parm everywhere; there had been too much at the beginning to do a complete job. Oh well! It was actually SUPER fab. There was a ton of delish olive oil coating everything, and garlic made the pasta and broccoli taste like magic.
Matt kindly ate some of my contaminated cheese-pasta. In return, I got to dig into his chips.
They tasted just how they look: perfect. Like McDonald's, if McDonald's fries weren't made out of garbage and fat. These were made of potatoes and magic.
Then guess what we did. Just guess.
Here's a hint:
I would live on a European train, if that were ever an option. Is it an option? I would endure a certain amount of heckling to achieve this.