UPDATE FROM MAX: Cregeen's had a soft opening Thursday. Reports Scott Miller:
Cregeens soft opened today with a limited menu. Full menu will be available on Friday. Official ribbon cutting will be Friday at 4:00 pm. Ordered the fish and chips which was light and not greasy at all. The Irish stew was served on a bed of mashed potatoes with melt in your mouth large chunks of beef and vegetables. The Guinness is great but probably the best surprise was the Murphy Red. Try it, it's worth it.
Now, back to Belly Boy:
Max's mouthwatering Irish vacation post is killing me.
I'm pumped about the opening of Cregeen's this weekend in North Little Rock. When I moved here in 2000, I was shocked at the lack of Irish Pubs. Most cities have at least one or two. Here is a pic of an excellent shepard's pie at an Irish pub in Victoria, BC, Canada.
Beef, carrots, onions, peas and beef gravy, oven baked with golden brown mashed potatoes. Heavenly.
I usually give a restaurant a week or two to work things out, but I may have to break that rule this weekend.