Thursday, October 30, 2008

Jiggernaut plays Friday November 14th

Following hard on the heels of what turned out to be an incredible night with Searson, Jiggernaut will take the stage at O'Malley's on Friday November 14th. If you know Jiggernaut you'll know that this is a show not to be missed. If you're new to Jiggernaut you're in for a real treat. The press has been going crazy for these fine folks.

"This CD is a blast to listen to from start to finish and scratches all the itches!"
Southwest Celtic Music Association

" outfit worth keeping more than one eye on."
Irish Music Magazine

"...a promising new addition to the under populated realm of American rock and reel."
Dirty Linen

"...there's nothing they can't do and little they won't...a group of master artisans who simulate a finely-tuned machine and make their work look like child's play..."

"...we have the next great Celtic trad/folk/rock band among us..."
Ft. Worth Star Telegram

"Jiggernaut is that rare band that can have you bopping at a club or jigging on the heath. What's more...they can do it not only on the same song but somehow at the same time."
Houston Press

If for any reason you missed Searson, please...please...PLEASE don't miss this show.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Season. 8:00PM. O'Malley's

Tonight is the night, folks. Searson hits the stage at O'Malley's in Weston at 8:00pm. All it takes is a nice drive up 29 and five bucks to get in.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Weston Irish Fest Dust Settles

A week has gone by since the Weston Irish Festival broke every record from the last nine years. The weather and crowd were the best we have ever experienced. More than 9,000 visitors traveled to Weston to join us for a fantastic weekend.
It took more than 100 workers and volunteers to make the weekend a success. It took nearly twenty of the best Irish acts in the country and 20 marvelous vendors. It is hard to say thanks enough to everyone involved. The town of Weston joined in more than ever, with Irish music up and down Main Street. The Celtic Ranch led the way and even went as far as organizing the vendors for this year's event. RJ's helped the atmosphere on Main with live Irish music of its own.
The top photo is the fest as it opened Saturday morning. On the right Peter and the kitchen staff frantically try to keep up with the hungry crowd. Michelle guided the outdoor kitchen crew until the bitter end, selling whatever remained. (The kitchen sink was not eaten.) Justin relaxes the Tuesday following the fest. He was forced to drink a Coors from home as nearly every beer brewed in the last three months was consumed in three days. (Justin will be a busy man in the next few weeks.)
Once again, thank you to all who helped and visited. I'm sure everyone who lived through this one will remember the fun for many years!

Friday, October 10, 2008

9th Weston Irish Fest Coming Together

With the big day upon us the late nights are starting to pay off. Earlier this week Mike, Sean & Corey put the finishing touches on the new piece of art on the covered patio. The big photo is an overhead image of the brewery as it looked in 1911.

A special thanks to all those that helped this week especially the guys from Capital Electric who got it all lit up for us again this year.

Friday, October 3, 2008

If You Can't Stand the Heat

Next time cooking dinner for the family sounds like too much work just think of Peter. As O'Malley's head Chef for more year 3 years Peter has seen this before, but cooking for nearly 10,000 people in the next two weeks is never easy. This Saturday and Sunday is the Weston Applefest which draws families from across the midwest. Applefest is celebrating its 30th year. The very next weekend, October 10-12 is our own O'Malley's Irish Fest. Don't miss the famous Irish Stew and Coddle Peter and Michelle have been cooking up.
When you come up and visit be sure to say hello to Peter. He will be the one running around with his hair or tail on fire.