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Swifty's opened its doors in Delmar

"That was my mother's idea," Swift said pointing to the mini chalk boards at each table. "She also took all of these black and white photographs of Delmar on the walls."

Another one of the important moves was the pub's draft system from the middle of the bar, according to Swift.

"I know a big thing was the draft system, so we moved it to the back of the bar," he said, adding the bar itself had some renovations and modifications done.

And of course, the most important part will be unveiled tomorrow at Swifty's, too " the food.

"We're going to have it open for both lunch and dinner," said Swift. He has decided to retain Beff's chef and some of the original staff, but not the former pub's signature dishes.

Beff's is still open at it's Everett Road location in Colonie.

Swift said there would be "traditional pub fare" available at Swifty's as well some new family-oriented entrEes of his own that will be added to the menu. In order to capitalize on his chef's Louisiana cooking background, most of the menu items will have a Cajun option available and there will be some Creole selections to choose from.

However, the pub is maintaining a strong Irish theme with a shamrock toting Leprechaun on the pub's new sign and menu items such as the Dubliner and Irish Nachos (not Beff's potato skin nachos, but Swifty's own house-made chips with cheddar cheese and applewood bacon).

The Irish nacho appetizer, which comes in a heaping serving smothered in cheese, will run you $8.49. The Dubliner, a sandwich made of sliced roast turkey with tomatoes and melted swiss and applewood bacon on a toasted baguette, costs $8.99.

EntrEe include items like bourbon sirloin and shrimp scampi and run from $13.99 to $17.99.

Swift said he is also maintaining a healthy selection of beer at the bar.

Swifty's Restaurant and Pub is located at 367 Delaware Ave. near the Four Corners intersection of Kenwood Avenue. The pub's Web site is www.swiftyspub.com.

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