After spending so much time in Ireland and realizing the grace and beauty it holds you seek out anything…. ANYTHING, that can bring you that bit of charm and vibe when you are back at home in the states. I found this at a lovely place called The Irish Times Pub & Restaurant in the famous downtown Saratoga Springs, New York. Not only is it centrally located in upstate New York, but it is owned and operated by a couple from Wexford, Ireland. I’ve been to many irish pubs in other parts of the US, but you know its authentic when you ask for a hot whiskey and they know how to make it: cloves and all. The food is truly spectacular and of course, sports galore on the tele at the nicely spacious bar. The decor is warm, charming and authentically Irish. There is even a supply of “Irish Central” newspapers for your enjoyment. Barry, a friendly barman by day, will take care of your every need. The warm and friendly atmosphere will keep you coming back. Which I did, several times during my stay. A must see even if you’re not on a “pub crawl”.