st. patrick's day

Last Call: Rounding Up the St. Patrick's Day News Stragglers

Last Call: Rounding Up the St. Patrick's Day News Stragglers

We ran a St. Paddy's post a few days ago but like Guinness from a tap, the events keep flowing in. Here's more stuff you can do this weekend in which beer, drunkenness, the color green, and calling yourself Chi-rish will play significant, perhaps even pivotal, not to say iconic, and most certainly Hibernian, roles.

• We bet you were just thinking, wonder what Mercadito's doing for St. Pat's? Crispy corned beef tacos with braised cabbage-potato slaw, cured onions and horseradish-habanero aioli, that's what. But seriously, brisket is a traditional taco meat, and cabbage turns up a lot too, so this Mex-Irish fusion isn't as out there as you might think. They're this weekend only, four for $15.50.

• Another Latin-Irish cross cultural mashup, and this one will come to your house: Corned Beef and Red Cabbage Pizza at Fogo 2 Go.

• Old fashioned Southern honky-tonk Irish, anyone? Bub City opens at 8 a.m. tomorrow with new brunch offerings and an Irish-themed cocktail special from the estimable Mr. McGee.

Glunz Tavern will have special hours— opening at noon today, tomorrow and Sunday for an Irish feast of Corned Beef, Colcannon and Irish Soda Bread— plus Guinness Floats and Jameson Ice Cream.

Roots Handmade Pizza will team up with neighboring bars High Dive and Cleo’s to throw two St. Patrick’s Day parties from open to close on Saturday, March 16 and Sunday, March 17. They'll all feature $4 Jameson shots.

• Meanwhile, The Fifty/50 will have all-day St. Patrick's parties on Saturday and Sunday, featuring $14 Irish Threesomes— a corned beef and cabbage slider, a Mickey's Hand Grenade, and an Irish Car Bomb.

• Need a Sunday brunch? The Trenchermen will have a special Sheerin Go Bragh menu featuring specials such as Corned Beef Ramen and Buttered Boiled Cabbage and Crispy Irish Bacon with Soda Bread and Poached Eggs. Minister of libations Tona Palomino will also offer grasshopper sodas, a selection of stouts and Irish whiskeys, Irish coffee, and bring back The Green Hornet, his much lauded celery gin and tonic cocktail. And the old-time folk combo Old Lazarus's Harp will play Celtic tunes.

• The Division Ale House opens three hours early on March 16 and offers an inclusive $20 Kegs and Eggs brunch meal package from 8 a.m.-11 a.m., including a bottomless breakfast buffet. On March 16 and 17, DJ Storm spins from 12 p.m.-close, while the Shannon Rovers Irish Pipe Band perform at 5 p.m. on March 17.

• Benny's Chop House continues its five days of St, Patrick's Day menu through the 17th; $15.99 gets you your choice of corned beef and cabbage or Guinness-braised short ribs, plus a slice of Irish silk whisky pie.

• On Sunday, Prairie Grass Cafe will have both a brunch ($14) starring corned beef hash, and dinner ($19) featuring a corned beef dinner with potatoes, carrots and Irish soda bread.

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