‘Strabanimal’ immortalised in New York super breakfast

‘The Strabanimal’ James Gallagher pictured outside Carragher’s Pub and Restaurant in New York City where the Strabane man has been immortalised in an Irish Breakfast special.

FANS can now get another taste of James Gallagher in New York as one pub and restaurant has dedicated a menu special to the Strabane man.

Carragher’s Pub and Restaurant in New York city owned by Dromore man Brian McLaughlin has introduced ‘The Strabanimal’, a massive Irish Breakfast fit for a champion.


Introducing their new meal on the Carragher’s Pub and Restaurant Facebook page, the business said, “‘The Strabanimal’ which consists of all Irish produce including bacon, black and white pudding, mushrooms, baked beans, grilled tomatoes, sunnyside-up eggs and spicy lamb lollipops was named after fellow Irish Tyrone man James Gallagher who fought recently in MSG for the first time”.

Speaking to the Chronicle Brian said everyone knew there was something special going on in New York during the weekend of James’s recent fight.

“Everyone was really excited ahead of James’s fight,” said Brian. “James is a local fella from Strabane and everyone knew that something special was happening with him coming into this sport.

“Being a fellow Tyrone man it is a privilege to see James speak so highly of where he comes from. He is extremely proud of his home and being Irish.”

Brian’s business is named after Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher, with a lot of its meals named after famous sportspeople. However this is the first time he has ever named a dish after someone who is not a Liverpool footballer.

“Putting James’s name on the menu was a great way for people to hear his story,” explained Brian. 

“They want to know who he is and what he does. Even if they don’t order the breakfast they are still interested in hearing all about him and how he got the name ‘The Strabanimal’.

“Anyone who knows James, knows that despite his success he is extremely humble and that is something we want to share. There is something different about him and although he is following in the footsteps of McGregor he has more of a like-ability factor.”

Since being added to the menu Brian says, “The Strabanimal has been extremely popular but it is only available at weekend’s ensuring that all the produce used is Irish.

“We are all so proud of James, he has done his town, county and country proud and we wish him every success in the future,” he added.


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