Food and fun, whether your liver’s getting shamrocked or not
It’s time to show your green and Irish side, even if you’re not Irish or green.
It’s almost St. Patrick’s Day, and that means a fun Saturday night this weekend.
Here’s a list of five fun ideas ranging from the quick-and-easy to the extreme-and-festive.
- Enjoy a dinner at home with friends. Get creative and see how many green food items you can come up with. Green Jell-o doesn’t count if used more than once. After that, hop in a car and go on the hunt for Shamrock shakes at McDonald’s. Do they really still make those?
- Carolyn Michaels, a sophomore news editorial major, said she will “watch ‘Boondock Saints’ and drink cheap whiskey with my friends because that’s all we can afford.”
- Sean Whitman, a junior communication major, said he is “going out to Pearl (Street) and hitting the bars and drink(ing) with my friends.”
- Head to the Dark Horse at 2922 Baseline Rd., behind McDonald’s, to enjoy great drink specials, St. Patrick’s Day dishes and live music. Manager Christian Webert said this is the Dark Horse’s “biggest day of the year, hands down.”
- Conor O’Neills at 1922 13th St. offers a more traditional St. Patrick’s Day. Starting the celebration early is not a problem for this restaurant and pub. Doors open at 8 a.m., and outdoor festivities begin at 10 a.m. There will be traditional Irish dancers and bagpipe players all day to go along with the corned beef and cabbage and green beer. This runs until 9 p.m., when the party moves indoors for live music with local act Mumbouli. Assistant manager Andrew Brookens said, “green beer, good Irish food, and a lot fun” is what to expect until the pub closes at 1 a.m.
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