Friday March 16, 2012
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 demonstrates how to pour the perfect pint of Guinness from the can.
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 Republic.