St. Patrick’s Day Round Up

With little in the Los Angeles River to dye green, Angelinos will have to find another way to express their zeal for the upcoming St. Patrick’s Day, Sunday March 17th. Yeah, yeah, we know. You already had plans: getting trashed and binging on corned beef and soda bread. Old habits die hard. The gift of blarney not withstanding, there is plenty worth talking about as far as St. patty’s day festivities around Los Angeles.

For the St. Patrick’s day with an authentic flare: Chef Casey Lane of Downtown LA’s The Parish, is offering up a traditional meal of Bangers and Mash. For those of you who may summon up images of door knockers and a show about the army upon hearing the term, let me explain: Sausage and mashed potatoes. The full menu includes:

Boudin Blanc with Potato Puree and Stewed Prunes, Cotechino with Stewed Potatoes and Cabbage, Blood Sausage and Horseradish Potatoes, Lincolnshire and Jalapeño Sausage with Home Fries and Kraut Diners can pair dishes with Irish-inspired drink specials including: O’Hara Irish Stout ($7), Jameson Shots ($7), Irish Old Fashioned ($10). 844 South Spring st. LA CA 90014

If you start celebrating early on St. Patty’s, Public Kitchen and Bar located in the Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood, CA is offering:

Sunday Brunch, offered from 11am-3pm, which includes signature (green) dishes like the Kale Salad, with currants, pine nuts, pancetta breadcrumbs, and garlic dressing, as well as classic items like Lemon and Ricotta pancakes with Vermont maple syrup; Shrimp & Grits with a sunny egg, piquilla, feta, and cilantro; and Short Rib Hash with bacon, truffle butter, and Brussels sprouts for $29 per person (only buffet) or $42 per person (brunch experience.) Public Kitchen & Bar  is also serving The Irish Buck ($12) all day long – the result of arugula, lemon juice, agave, Jameson, ginger beer, and green chartreuse shaken, strained, and served in a highball glass.  7000 Hollywood Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90028

If drinking Brings out the humanitarian in you, Santa Monica’s Wilshire Restaurant is throwing their first Annual “PATTY O’PARTY” to Benefit the Westside Food Bank. Details:
St. Patty’s Day Menu by Chef Nyesha Arrington, Drink Specials, DJ’s, Live Music and more. The Irish-inspired menu will include items such as Green Eggs and Ham, Corned Beef Sliders, Irish Stew Pie, Bangers and Mash and Fish and Chips Pot of Gold Drink Specials include $2 Green Beer 11am-1pm, $6 Irish Coffees, Whiskey shots and Irish Car Bombs, $6 Guinness Beers and $5 Green Beer $10 Suggested Donation. RSVP for guaranteed entry to   2454 Wilshire Boulevard Santa Monica, CA 90403-5823

If you’re more interested in a dessert cocktail after you’re seeing green from a day of St. Patty’s day antics, Napa Valley Grille, Westwood Village’s wine country-inspired restaurant, and Café Del Rey, Marina del Rey’s premier waterside dining destination, are offering a specialty cocktail! Paint the town green with a Shamrocker ($6) a spiked milkshake, made with vodka, green crème de menthe, white crème de cacao and ice cream, garnished with a mint Oreo cookie and served in a martini glass. Napa Valley Grille, 1100 Glendon Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90024; Cafe Del Rey, 4451 Admiralty Way, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
Written by Natalie Woyshner, Image Courtesy The Public Kitchen & Bar.