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REAL Shepherds Pie meal in NYC

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few Dec 26, 2009 04:24 AM

Where can I find it ????

I mean with LAMB in a lamby sauce...
..not the usual hamburger fare.......yelch

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    cimui Dec 28, 2009 08:37 PM

    Right by Penn Station, Tir Na Nog serves a fairly good lamb shepherd's pie (ingredients described as "Guinness Braised Lamb, Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes"). Emmett O'Lunney's, in midtown west, has a blended ground lamb/beef version. And finally, I believe Myers of Keswick in the WV has the real deal, though it's been years since I last tried it. (I'd call ahead to check.)

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      few Dec 30, 2009 07:23 PM

      Myers looks like a shop with food to take out.....prefer a place to eat..so will check out the other spots...thanks!

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        Wilfrid Dec 30, 2009 07:56 PM

        Yes, Myers is a store not a restaurant. Seems like almost any Irish pub in the city serves shepherd's pie, although I can't imagine getting excited about it.

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          few Jan 1, 2010 04:10 AM

          Actually - they CALL it shepherds pie and its not - usually cheap ground beef not lamb and lamb stock

          Think of a good shepherds pie as comfort food in the winter for those of us who have a yearning for it.

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            Wilfrid Jan 1, 2010 07:27 AM

            Actually, I think of it as a dish I ate since childhood and one of the first things I learned to make. And in its land of origin, it's very often made with beef - rightly or wrongly. Perhaps that's why I find it hard to get excited about it.

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              Bigtigger Jan 1, 2010 02:20 PM

              And please let's remember that part of a SP being REAL as opposed to the horrid versions popular in Canada (from where I write) is that it does NOT contain corn, carrots or other vegetables - except for some onion to flavour the minced lamb and gravy. Kernels of corn are imho one of the Creator's misfires; if people want them with the sensuous delight of SP they can have them on the side, but pray don't inflict them on me !

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                cimui Jan 2, 2010 04:06 PM

                Bigtigger, in Ireland, I did come across shepherd's pie with peas in places that didn't seem to cater to tourists. Maybe it's a bastardization that came about through external influences, but vegetable additions don't seem to be entirely uncommon. (True that I've never seen corn, though... )

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          cimui Jan 2, 2010 04:01 PM

          Ah, yes, Myers is a take-out place. That info was in my original post at some point. I must've deleted it in a subsequent edit by accident, sorry. Please do report back if you find a version you like.

      2. Rmis32 Dec 28, 2009 08:29 PM

        I haven't tried it, but Tea & Sympathy lists Shepherds Pie, beef or lamb on their menu
        108 Greenwich Ave nr. 13th St.
        212-807-8329
        http://nymag.com/listings/restaurant/tea-and-sympathy/menus/main.html

        Read more: Tea & Sympathy Menu - West Village - New York Magazine Restaurant Guide http://nymag.com/listings/restaurant/...

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          few Dec 30, 2009 07:21 PM

          wow they also have welsh rarebit on their menu - I have not had that since my grandmother made that for me as a little girl.......and they have beef or lamb for teh shepherds pie - so theyknow the difference! Thanks RMIS!

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            Prue Jan 1, 2010 01:02 PM

            Tea & Sympathy is delicious! I really like their shepherds pie. It can be a pain to get a table there, but they deliver.
            They also have good shepherds pie down the street at Fiddlesticks, though I'm not sure if it's lamb or beef (which I believe is called "cottage pie").

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