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Rock out with your shillelagh out: where to eat and drink green in Fairfield County

17 Mar

It’s St. Patrick’s Day, so what better way to celebrate than a guide to some of the best places where you can eat and drink green things in Fairfield County? Really, we don’t think there’s anything better than green stuff. Right? So right! So, take out your shillelagh and check your leprechaun traps, because we’re coming!

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Where Are You Partying St. Patrick’s Day Weekend? Let Us Know!

14 Mar

Let it be known how we feel about St. Patrick’s Day:  it should be moved to a constant day each and every March.  Yes, it’s always March 17 (Monday this year), but, what if we made it the second or third Saturday of every March instead?  That way we can all officially celebrate over the weekend!  Well, perhaps that might be a bad idea…that would mean you can’t justify two weeks of partying and becoming officially Irish.  Okay, we’ll stick with it the way it is…

But, we want to know, where do you go out to drink and get some great Irish food when St. Patrick’s Day is around the corner?  We’ll start with one choice that we’ve always been happy with:  Coalhouse Pizza.  For brunch on Saturday or Sunday, all year long, you can order an Irish Breakfast which includes toast, eggs, beans, bangers, rashers, white pudding, and the yummy but kind of scary black pudding.  and, yes, they have beer…52 taps worth.

So, let us know…this is your chance to plug your favorite restaurant or bar here in CT:  where do you go if you want that perfect pint or want some great Irish food?

Where to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in and around Fairfield County

8 Mar

Happy St. Patrick's Day

St. Patrick’s Day is coming up on March 17 and ya best know that Connecticut is representin’ the best of the Irish.  In particular, we feel especially excited this year because we’ll be traveling to Ireland this year.  Yes!  There will be plenty o’ pints, Irish breakfasts, boxty, and fried stuff.  We can’t promise that we’ll be trying blood sausage or blood pudding, but we will probably eat almost everything that’s placed in front of us.  But, we see it as kind of prep work to get some great Irish experiences, food, and culture here before we leave.  Already, last week, we saw The Mighty Ploughboys and The Tartan Terrors perform at Ridgefield Playhouse.  Yeah, awesome…so, we wanted to give you a little bit o’ Ireland with this post.  We’ll be updating this here and there with fun food related events that revolve around St. Patrick’s Day.  If you have any suggestions for us, let us know!

Bridgeport

1) Check out the Bridgeport St. Patrick’s Day Parade on 3/15 from the warm comforts of Barnum Publick House!  The fun begins at 11, so get settled because the parade will start at noon.  There are food and drink specials all day with no cover charge.

2) Get some Kegs & Eggs at Fire Engine Pizza Company on St. Patrick’s Day!  $10 gets you beer and breakfast from 8-11 am.  You can also check out their corned beef reuben or bangers & mash pizza all day, too.  

Danbury

3) St. Patrick’s Day lasts a week at Molly Darcy’s!  Specials and live entertainment all week.

Elmsford, NY

4)  Yes, we realize it’s not Connecticut, but the lure of good beer is so hard to resist.  You’ll want to check out Bollock’s Fest ’13 at Captain Lawrence Brewery on 3/17 at noon.  Burke’s Revenge will be playing live music such as Dropkick Murphys and Village Dog will be there pushing out corned beef dogs, shepherd’s pie, and lots more.  The clincher is that Brewmaster extraordinare Scott Vaccaro will be premiering three Irish “inspired” ales.  Tickets are $21.69 per person and can be bought here.  

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Where to Eat, Drink, and Watch Stamford’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade, 3/10/12

9 Mar

The luck of the Irish might save ya this March when we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with an entire month of celebrations, but ya best be knowing where to go to watch and enjoy the parade in Stamford tomorrow, 3/10.  Is this an Irish accent or a pirate accent?  Not sure, but we know it’s gonna be fun, green beer excluded.  The fun begins at noon on North Street.  The parade will then follow down Bedford and end by Old Town Hall by a special Reviewing Stand.

Our interactive map shows the basic parade route and also shows some prime restaurant spots on the route where you might sit outside.  High of 43 tomorrow?  You can take it!  Especially because Bar Rosso is getting in on the action and will be providing complimentary coffee starting at 10.  That will definitely help.

One of the best viewing spots will be at Station Eats, across from Palace Theater.  Just walk up the steps and set out on their deck and sip on some Irish milkshakes.  ;)

Also, from Avon Theatere Film Center on Facebook:  Going to Stamford’s St. Patrick’s Day on Bedford Street tomorrow? We’ll have our concession stand open with an array of candy, soda, water, coffee/tea/hot chocolate, and, of course, popcorn to keep your tummy happy for all the festivities!

Do you have any restaurants that you’d like us to add to this map?  Let us know and we’ll add them in!

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