Kiss Me I’m Irish…. Or Don’t

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.

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Fergie’s Turns 16

Tonight Fergie’s Pub celebrates turning 16. Starting at 7pm Victor North will be playing jazz and new chef Mark Coates will be dishing out his new barbecue menu.

Fergie’s Pub [Official Site]

BBQ Flavor at Fergie’s

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.

Fergie’s Pub [Official Site]
BebesBBQ [Twitter]

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

f8twittericon-greenHappy St. Patrick’s Day from Foobooz.

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.
  • Got a meeting to cater today? 1st & Fresh Catering is offering 17% off till 2pm.
  • The Beer Lass has a rundown on where you can find some Sly Fox O’Reilly Stout pouring.
  • But if you insist on St. Patrick’s excess then head to 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.  And of course they also offer green beer. $2 cover all day.
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