My name is Jack Heneghan and I’m one of three brothers who own JA Heneghan’s. 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”.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.