“It’s rough for Irish bars in the interim. “No wonder that nearly the most a hit pub owner in the town is succeeding partly by dialing down the Irish features at hundreds his places. Martin Whelan, whose folks ran Maggie’s Place on East 47th Street, has built a mini empire of nine pubs, together with Stout NYC on West 33rd. There, the menu is overseen by his brother, a graduate of the famed Culinary Institute of America, which explains why amenities contain a $15 ahi tuna burger topped with pickled ginger and wasabi aioli, as well as standbys like fried calamari. More than half the 32 accessible stouts come from U. S.