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Monday, March 11, 2019

#PeachysPicks #TerrificTakeout #Nearys #JimmyNeary #UnaNeary #WhomYouKnow #Manhattan #ManhattanRestaurants #Irish @ManhattanPeachy A Peachy's Pick Since 2010, Neary's Since 1967 52 Years and Counting Winter 2019 by the Original Owner, Jimmy Neary! Longest Featured Highly Recommended Restaurant Since 2010 #PeachMelba #APeachybyanyothernamedoesSmellasSweet

The prime rib is a must but Peachy's favorite is Shrimp Scampi

'Twas the night before St. Patrick's Day, when all through New York

Not a creature was stirring, not a spoon or a fork;

The shamrocks were on lapels on blazers with care,

In hopes that St. Patrick soon would be there;

Una and the children were nestled all snug in their beds;

While visions of rice pudding danced in their heads;

And Fifth Avenue with a green stripe and bagpipes in tune,

All prepared for a celebration that was to happen quite soon

When out on the avenue there arose such a clatter,

Mike O'Bloomberg and Ray Kelly went to see what was the matter.

Away to the window I flew like a flash,

Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash.

The moon on the breast of the new-fallen mist,

Gave a lustre of midday to objects it kissed,

When what to my Irish eyes saw half asleep

But a miniature convertible and eight tiny sheep,

With a little young driver so lively with a shimmy,

I knew in a moment he must be St. Jimmy

More rapid than Irish setters his coursers they came,

And he whistled, and shouted, and called them by name:

"Now, Sligo! now, Westmeath! now Wicklow and Cork!

On, Dublin! on, Galway! on, Offaly to New York!

To the top of the porch! to the top of the wall!

Now dash away! dash away! dash away all!"

As leaves that before the wild hurricane fly,

When they meet with an obstacle, mount to the sky;

So up to the housetop the coursers they flew

With the sleigh full of corned beef and cabbage, and St. Jimmy too—

And then, in a twinkling, I heard on the roof

The prancing and pawing of each little hoof.

As I drew in my head, and was turning around,

Down 57th Street St. Jimmy came with a bound.

But I heard him exclaim, ere he drove out of sight—

“Happy St. Patrick's Day to all, and to all a good night!”
Jimmy Neary and Mary O'Connor
We think they turn 29 this year.

There is not a more charming restaurant owner in America than Jimmy Neary.
There might not be one in Ireland either, because he moved here on November 11, 1954 via the ship Olympia from Cork, Ireland.  Jimmy is probably the only person we've worked with that has been knighted by the Pope; in 1983 John Paul II came from Rome to knight Jimmy Neary at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and yes that will make your shrimp scampi taste even better.
We began with the house salad, perfectly chopped lettuce, onion and tomato with dressing on the side of course, and some fabulous wild Irish Smoked Salmon, joined by capers and onions and seedless rye toast.  They were a brilliant start and anyone that considers themselves a real New Yorker has not lived until they have been here.  

Meeting Jimmy is obviously the best part, but you should indulge in all the culinary endeavors and appreciate the trophies and the pictures.
It's not who you know, it's WHOM YOU KNOW and we are honored to know Jimmy, who knows everyone worth knowing in New York.  
We have been singing his praises since we were aware of Neary's and Jimmy in 2010.
Neary's was last featured a year ago:
The prime rib is completely outstanding, delivered from Master Purveyors, their source for 52 years.  If the Prime Rib of Beef is a special during your visit, you ought to try it.  This is our first time trying it at Neary's and it is a carnivore's delight.  Green asparagus and mashed potatoes are completely delightful companions, and for everyone like Peachy that used to enjoy this at Durgin Park in Boston for decades, now that it has closed you have to make the drive south to Neary's.
Personally, Peachy cannot get enough of the Shrimp Scampi and dreams about it frequently.  The shrimp is sourced fresh from the market six days a week and the garlicy goodness is evident in every brilliant bite.  You will love the rice pudding, but we have a special motivation for the Peach Melba Sundae which earns Neary's a double feature in our peach column, A Peachy by any other name does smell as sweet.  Teamed up with amazing raspberry sauce and vanilla ice cream, the peachy perfection is a signature of the Irish heritage's commitment to excellence.  
You know we pick Neary's and of course it is Highly Recommended!

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