This Saturday Fadó is hosting an outdoor “St. Practice Day” festival. The outdoor festival begins at 11 a.m. and closes Locust Street between 15th and 16th Streets. There will be live dancers and Irish music throughout the day. At noon, Ireland faces Scotland in 6 Nations Rugby. Irish food, Guinness and Irish whiskey will all be available. Admittance is $10, minors are not permitted.
We really feel that there is a backlash against St. Patrick’s Day this year. In fact, we are pretty certain we’ve received more press releases bragging about non-St. Patrick’s Day events than actual St. Patrick’s Day happenings on the 17th.
Either way, we like a fun time, so here are some of the best offerings, for the proud to be Irish, for those watching the NCAA Men’s Basketball tournament, or for the rest who just want to celebrate Thursday.
Mark Coates, owner and chef at the late-lamented Bebe’s Barbecue announced last night via his Twitter feed that he is he new chef at Fergie’s Pub and he’s bringing his barbecue with him. Coates lookes to bring a new barbecue-centric menu online within 3 weeks. Expect brisket and ribs on the menu.
Coates says we can consider Fergie’s the new Bebe’s location and the truck will still happen but Fergie’s is the priority at the moment and we’re cool with that. We look forward to our next bite of Coates’ barbecue.
Tir Na Nog has added a pour your own beer tap system to its bar. Choose Guinness or Carlsberg and pay by the ounce. The system is among the first on the East Coast and is at least an interesting novelty.
What was once a quaint day to wear green and eat Irish potatoes has turned into a complete boozefest but here are some picks of places where you can be proud to be Irish while minimizing the chance of puke on winding up on your shoes.
Nothing wrong with a proper Guinness on St. Patrick’s Day. Visit the Bards where pouring a proper pint is a 365-day obsession.
The Swift Half is offering $3 Swift Half Pints and $3 Irish Snacks including: Stuffed Cabbage; Traditional Boxty with applesauce; Ham and Cheese Pierogies with Guinness brown butter; Mini Fish and Chips; and Bangers in a Blanket.
Looking for a fun Irish band to stomp along to, the Ruffians are playing at the North Star Bar. The North Star will also be offering $4 Imperial pints of Guinness all day.
Join beermaster extraordinare Scott Morrison at World Cafe Live where he’s hosting a 5-course beer dinner with five American craft interpretations of Irish beers followed by a nightcap of Bushmills 16 year old Irish Whiskey. Dinner is $45 per person.
But if you insist on St. Patrick’s excess then head toÂ McGillin’s where the doors opened at 9am today. They’re serving up some different Irish beers incluing O’Hara’s Stout and O’Hara’s Irish Red. Â And of course they also offer green beer. $2 cover all day.