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Where to Celebrate St. Patrick's Day With Food

By Molly Durham in Food on Mar 16, 2012 4:20PM

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Photo by Angie Naron.

Feel like celebrating St. Patrick's Day with good food instead of day-long binge drinking? Or doing one as the preface to the other? There are plenty of opportunities around town to do either. Whether you feel like getting your Seuss on with some green eggs and ham or going for traditional Irish dishes, as usual there is no shortage of options in our city.

The Gage will have menu specials today through Sunday, with live bagpipes all day Saturday so you can feel extra Irish. Specials include curried goat loin ($14) and The Gage Colcannon: leeks, kale and braised Gunthorp Farms Pork Shoulder ($12). Meats galore here with their always great cocktails could be a winning combo.

You can celebrate right on the green river on Saturday with Estate Ultra Bar's specials. Starting at 11:30 a .m. you can get $5 signature green cocktails. They also promise that there will be several "leprechauns" on-site, as well as a special menu featuring Corned Beef sliders, and an Irish stew prepared by Executive Chef, Chris Turano.

Quay will have a $25 Beer and Breakfast Buffet from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, which includes $5 bloody marys and $6 20-oz. Guiness Drafts. They'll even have a free shuttle going to and from the parade on Columbus during the festivities.

Sullivan's Steakhouse will offer corned beef sliders, corned beef egg rolls and Irish beef stew for some classic Irish options.

For some serious bang for your buck, The Peninsula has an $18 corned beef and cabbage menu through Sunday, which includes home-made corned beef, braised root vegetables (including cabbage, potatoes and carrots), soda bread, a green Bailey's shamrock cupcake and a green harp. We're guessing the harp isn't edible, so make sure to not have too many Guinesses and make that mistake.

Or go with some natural green added to a dish to make it themed: get the Green Eggs & Ham scramble at Orange (add avocado or salsa verde to it and make it even greener!).