st. patrick's day
St. Patrick's Day is just around the corner, and unless you have your own stock of corned beef and whiskey at home, you're going to need somewhere to indulge in Irish delicacies. We rounded up the best places to celebrate this Thursday.
This weekend, experience the legendary Barbary Coast, get in on a super-secret dining experience, celebrate Pi Day (π = 3.14, for our liberal arts readers), and more.
Before making your way, pint by pint, through St. Patrick's Day, we suggest preparing yourself by soaking up some fine Irish and Irish-themed fare at one of these spots. Lucky you, indeed.
7x7 asks the city's chefs for the recipes to their most loved cocktails, bar snacks, starters, mains, and desserts. If there's a dish you can't stop thinking about and want to make at home, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Your wish may end up on the blog, along with the actual recipe from the chef.
This sweet and meaty bread pudding from The Liberties Bar & Restaurant is perfect on its own as a snack with a Guinness or for dunking into a fried egg for breakfast. Owner Kjerstie Utting uses Irish sausages called black and white puddings, which you can find at Roxie Market & Deli in the Sunset.
If you've dubbed St. Patty's Day "amateur night," aren't into long bathroom lines, and are squeamish around green food coloring, you might want to stay in this Thursday. But that doesn't mean you can't raise a glass to the banishment of snakes from Ireland. Our mixologist friends over at Liquor.com have been kind enough to supply us with five delish recipes to mix up for a St. Patrick's Day party. Cheers!
Raid your closet for the color green and grab a stool at one of these solid Irish pubs for St. Patrick's Day.
1. The Irish Bank
Tucked away at the end of a dirty alley, this pub is a favorite of the downtown after-work crowd. Indoors or out, you’ll get a little taste of Europe in the heart of SF. 10 Mark Ln. at Grant Ave. (Union Square), 415-788-7152
A tidal wave of green is about to crash onto the cement-paved shores of San Francisco and it's not mutant sludge from that fuel spill in the bay last month. It's St. Patrick's Day soon, and everyone with a drop of Irish blood (or anyone sniffing out a cheap drink) will be looking for a good time. Here's where to find them:
St. Patrick's Day Parade, March 12, 11:30 am, 2nd & Market.
Oh, St. Patrick’s Day. How we love your lucky leprechaun jigs, green beer and authentic Irish pinching traditions.
To celebrate this debaucherous holiday, we’re holding another 7x7 Flash Mob, so grab those camera phones and snap whatever you’re doing throughout the day on March 17. Sitting on the sidelines of the parade? Guzzling pints at the pub? Eating a killer plate of corned beef and cabbage? Just email your photo to our Flickr group at email@example.com to be featured on 7x7’s site. Be sure to include a title in the subject line and a short description of where you are with your email address in the body (so we can let you know when your photo's up and if you've won a $100 gift certificate to Harris’ restaurant).