March 14, 2008

Enjoy St. Patty's Day Weekend festivities...

in Chicago...Watch them dye the river green and then see the St. Patty's parade at noon on Saturday. Then stop off at one of the Irish pub's...Galway Arms, Keegan's Pub or the Emerald Loop.

in Vancouver...go to CelticFest or one of the local irish pub's; Doolin's or Irish Heather.

in Philadelphia...go to the St. Patrick's Day parade and do the Leprechan Run. If you want a lively crew, go to my cousin's bar the Oakmont Pub in Havertown. The food is amazing and there is Guinness on tap! Don't miss Plough & Stars Brunch on Sunday.

in San Francisco...the Irish Fest, my favorite bars with a fun festive scene: downtown Irish Bank or Royal Exchange, O'Reilly's in North Beach, Finnegan's Wake in Cole Valley.

in New York City...take a walking tour with the Big Onion exploring "Little Ireland". Go to Ulysses' Bar way down on Pearl Street, they block off an area outside and bands play all day Saturday. Or do the pub crawl and end up at Dorian's on the UES.

in Boston...the St. Patrick's Day parade, Museum of Science U2 laser light show, Dropkick Murphy's or Van Morrison in concert. Visit the Irish Heritage Trail, stop in for a pint at one of the Irish Connection bars or visit one of the best local Irish pubs the Kells Restaurant, Finnegan's Wake, Paddy Burke's, The Grand Canal, The Harp, or The Kinsale.

Or at home...try Chow’s top 10 recipes with a dash of Guinness or bake authentic Irish Soda Bread.

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