Hide your wife. Hide your kids. The holiday of St. Patrick has
fallen on a Saturday. March Madness is in full swing, as well. With
the confluence of St. Patty's day revelers and maniacal basketball
fans, America's sports bars may need to look into purchasing riot
gear. St. Patrick's day need not be just about green watery beer
and fighting crowds at tacky college bars with crap on the walls,
however. Why not have a proper drink and some legitimate Irish food
at one of the best locally owned Irish restaurants in the country?
Some of the most notable ones include Irish Bank in San Francisco, The Harp in Cleveland, McGillan's Olde Ale House in
Philadelphia, Chief O'Neil's in Chicago, Matt Murphy's Pub in Brookline, MA,
and The Local in Minneapolis.
If you're in (or going to) Boston, Chicago,
Dallas, Detroit, Philadelphia, New York, Sacramento, San
Francisco, or Washington D.C, take a gander at some
interesting pub crawls in your area.
Serious Eats presents
25 Green Recipes for St. Patrick's Day. Sadly, none
involve green Jell-O.
For those avoiding the crowds entirely by staying at home, Chow
how to pour the perfect pint of Guinness from the can.
Continuing the home bartending theme, Toby Maloney of The Violet
Hour in Chicago shares his recipe for
Maloney's Irish Cream via Bon Appetit.
Food Republic provides a hearty recipe for
beef and Guinness stew.
Cladagh McKenna gives insight on
How the Irish Really Celebrate St. Patrick's Day, via Food