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Taps & Apps with Montauk Brewing Co

Hello Everyone!!   We are having a Taps and Apps event this Saturday featuring the beer of the Montauk Brewing Company and the creative culinary talents of our very own Chef Phil Weinstein.  The Montauk Brewing Co has a tasting room located at 62 South Erie Ave. in Montauk.   Much like our own wanna be, future, maybe, definitely going to happen, your guess is as good as mine, great potential (in theory), in house brewer Luke Heneghan, Montauk started as a basement brewing ...

JA’s goes to Maine

 The Point Lookout Heneghan's (Eileen & Kevin, Karen & Jack, and Grandma) traveled to East Boothbay Harbor to visit the sole sister of the Heneghan Clan.  Our sister Eileen is married to Dan Miller (my old roommate from USMMA).  They have six children and own a restaurant up in Maine called the Lobsterman's Wharf (http://www.lobstermanswharf.com). The Millers have been up in Maine for 25 years and first bought the Ocean Point Marina (http://www.oceanpointmarina.com).  A little ...

Something’s Cooking at JA’s!!

Its time for an update concerning new developments at JA’s.  As many of you may have heard our Executive Chef, Nicole Roarke, has taken on a new job with the FiOS 1 News show “Restaurant Hunter” with Rob Petrone.  Nicole, as well as JA’s itself has appeared on a number of Restaurant Hunter episodes over the last few years.  FiOS 1 News must have realized what had become apparent to us in that in addition to being a great chef Nicole is also a natural in front of the camera talking ...

Michigan Dave Kellan

One of the good aspects of being part of a restaurant is that you get to meet some pretty interesting and talented people.  Over the past year we have had Dave Kellan grace our Tavern with some pretty inspired music.  Dave's not your generic singer-songwriter, he is an ass-kicking guitarist that is complemented by some pretty awe-inspiring vocals.  Dave mixes in some mighty original tunes with a great variety of  bluesy mainstays (I've been told by a number of people that he does a better ...

Exciting Developments at JA’s.

There are some exciting things happening in the near future at JA Heneghan's Tavern.  Within the next few months we should be serving grass-fed beef that is coming from a Heneghan farm.  As most of you may know, JA's is owned by three of the Heneghan boys, Kevin, Jack, and Jim. Another brother, Bart, lives up in Coxsackie, NY and owns a farm where he has been raising grass-fed cattle for a couple of years now.  Bart has eleven children (Heneghan's are always looking for cheap labor) which ...

Aces for Luke

Our very own Luke Heneghan (bar manager, bartender, beer-brewer extraordiniare) aced the first hole at Nickerson Beach (also known as Augusta of the North) last Wednesday. His playing partner, Catherine Heneghan, declared that it wasn't official since she didn't see it go in the hole. Luke countered that he shouldn't be penalized because his 84 year grandma with macular degeneration failed to see the ball go in. Luckily Luke's cousin Emily was also there to attest to the hole-in-one. For those ...

The Shana and Charlotte Twins

We were graced by the presences of young Shana and Charlotte in JA's today and they were delighted to find out that two of our outstanding staff are also named Shana and Charlotte. A photo of the "twins" seemed like a must.

Jack’s Craicing

Click on the above link after reading below. I'm including this little snippet of me taking a tumble for two reasons. Reason #1:  I'm going to be making a lot of fun of a lot of people in future blogs so I figured it would be prudent to demonstrate that I can take it as well as give it. Reason #2:  My daughter Emily (she is the one you can hear giggling as she watches her fat father roll into Lido Blvd) is half way through showing this video to all my family and friends.  And ...

JA’s Conquers the Green Hornet

  The team that plays together stays together.  A few of the fearless workers of JA's decided to take on Great Adventure this week and can be seen here in the front row.  From the left we have Jess, Quigs, Man-Child Mike, and Sous Chef Phil.  Missing from the photo are Annie and Caroline.  Annie apparently was searching for her stomach from a previous ride and Caroline was kind enough to help Annie look for it.

Tuesday’s in the Tavern

BREAKING NEWS FROM JA HENEGHAN'S TAVERN!!! Normally JA's is closed on Tuesdays until the summertime when we open for regular dining. Over the past two summers we have seen how adding an extra day of full dining has tired out an already pretty exhausted kitchen crew.  In order to avoid this we have decided to go with a concept of "Tuesday's in the Tavern".  We are going to close the dining room to eating while leaving the pub and patio area open with the pub menu.  We are then going to ...