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Where to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day 2015

Shake-Shack-St.-Patricks-Day-540x360As the saying goes, we’re all Irish on March 17th.  So if you don’t want to miss out on the fun this St. Patrick’s Day, don your green garb, grab a Guinness, and check out our guide to holiday-related, food-focused promotions and events throughout New York!

Shake Shack: In celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, Shake Shack is bringing back its special edition, “When Irish Fries Are Smiling”—crinkle-cut fries topped with horseradish cream, scallions, and all-natural applewood smoked bacon.  They’ll be sold at all locations from Friday, March 13th through Tuesday, March 17th, along with Mast Brothers Chocolate Mint Frozen Custard; available from March 16th-22nd.

Greenpointers_broccoli-Taco_MG_0189No. 7 North: While it’s not usually open on Tuesdays, Tyler Kord’s new event space-cum-restaurant-cum-cocktail bar is throwing open its doors for a collaborative St. Patrick’s Day party, together with Brooklyn Brewery and Tullamore Dew Irish whiskey.  Expect $3 shots, $4 pours of Stout, $3-per piece Fried Chicken and of course, Kord’s famous (and oh so green) Broccoli Tacos, for only $4 each.

Smith & Wollensky: Although its generally associated with steak, the landmark Smith & Wollensky will get into the St. Patrick’s Day spirit this Tuesday by offering a full Corned Beef dinner.  For $29, guests will enjoy Mosey’s brined first cut brisket, boiled with pickling spices until tender, and served the traditional way, with plenty of cabbage and floury potatoes.

File6186The Chipper Truck: We admit it; it’s not often that we travel to the Bronx.  But did you know the borough boasts NYC’s one and only exclusively Irish food truck?  Parked in the largely Irish-American community of Woodlawn, the husband and wife-owned vehicle serves highly traditional pub grub — so it’s totally worth the trip this St. Patrick’s Day, for Fried Fish, Irish Sausage, Baked Beans and crispy Chips; smothered in a sweet, rich, and mildly spicy curry sauce.

Paulaner: In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, this “tank to table” microbrewery will offer a special of Pork Belly with roasted potatoes and white cabbage slaw, as well as a selection of whiskey and freshly brewed beer.  Look for the dark and malty Salvator Double Bock, historically brewed during the Lenten season to replace food, and the Dunkel Weisse; a seasonal top unnamedfermented wheat beer with a high content of the finest Munich malt.

Mira Sushi and Izakaya: Don’t generally connect Asian fare with St. Patrick’s Day?  Well, if we’re all Irish on the 17th, anything goes, right?  So stop by Mira Sushi at any point next week, for Curry Pie Puffs with curry ketchup, which explore the influence Indian immigration has had on Irish cuisine.  What to drink with them?  A vibrantly green “Good Luck Charm” cocktail, of course, prepared with gin, midori, lime juice, fresh mint, and mint and grapefruit bitters, served over crushed ice.





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