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 ...

Focus on Local Brews – Barrage Brewing Co

Hey guys,  This Saturday we’re psyched to tap some fresh local beer and welcome our friends from Barrage Brewing of Farmingdale to the Tavern. This continues our Taps & Apps series that started last year with Barrier Brewing, where we hope to showcase some of the best beer on Long Island while pairing with great food.   A favorite of the local Nassau County Handgrenades Homebrew and Craft Beer Club, Barrage Brewing specializes in fantastic small-batch brews that are unique to ...

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 ...

Jack’s Craic: Blog

I've decided to begin this little blog so we can let the friends of JA's get some insight into the events and people of our Tavern. The title of the blog is Jack's Craic. Craic is an Irish word which means "a good time, especially among a group of friends". And the "Craic" is what we hope everyone who comes into JA Heneghan's experiences. The topper to the JA Heneghan's experience is to enjoy the culinary talents of one of Long Islands acclaimed chefs, our own Nicole Roarke. We will ...

The Return of Doxee’s Clams

JA Heneghan's and the Point Lookout Historical Society present a very special night at the pub Tuesday, August 2nd. Shana will be hosting Point Lookout themed trivia in the dining room and we will be serving the Original Doxsee's Stuffed Baked Clams. For every drink and clam sold, $1 will be donated to the Point Lookout Historical Society. Think you know your town well? Trivia starts at 7pm and there's a limit to 4 members per team. Call (516) 544-2777 today to reserve your team's table ...

Tuesday in the Tavern July 5th Version

This week's "Tuesday's in the Tavern" is highlighting a couple of local Long Island businesses that you can visit on Wednesdays and Saturdays at the Long Beach Market.  We are proud to have visit us The Big Cheese, specializing in multiple variations of cheeses, and Saint James Brewery. We are going to feature the: "Triple Threat Tasting" $25- The Big Cheese, Saint James Brewery & J.A. Heneghans Tavern *** Flight of beer by Saint James paired with three cheese plate by The Big Cheese ...

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 ...