They’re nipping, tucking and freshening up over at Slainte Irish Pub (1500 Gateway Blvd., 561/742-4190), the spacious Irish watering (and dining) hole in Boynton Beach’s sprawling Renaissance Commons retail-residential complex.
For one, they’ve changed the name to Slainte Irish Pub + Kitchen to emphasize the new and improved menu done by new top toque Christopher Palmer. Palmer, whose kitchen stints include Café Boulud, Taste Gastropub and menu development for the new Tap 42 in Fort Lauderdale, has added such gastropubby items as “green eggs and ham” (deviled eggs with basil pesto, Irish bacon, red peppes and celery), the “Hangover burger” (a patty with salami, provolone, sunnyside up egg and Dijon mustard) and “beer can BBQ back ribs,” which come with fries, slaw and blue cheese dip.
Also redone is the interior, which gets a modest facelift, plus more lounge and outdoor seating, and a redone stage for live music.
New promotions too, like a daily $9.9.5 Express Lunch that includes a free draft beer, $5 burgers and martinis on Monday nights, $2 sliders and domestic draft brewskis on Tuesdays, Ladies Eat Free Wednesdays (from 6 to 10 p.m. at the bar and lounge), and a daily Dublin Down happy hour with two-for-one drinks from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. to close.