This guest post is written by Brittany Mitchell, whose passion and obsession is food. She hopes that by sharing her personal culinary adventures, she will inspire you to taste new foods, explore unknown restaurants and create your own unique recipes to share with others! Stay tuned for future posts from Brittany about food and travel. Bon appetit!
I find the most overlooked part of St. Patrick’s Day is the food! I am here to help you enjoy great food on St. Patrick’s Day that will not only enhance your holiday experience, but also enhance your ability to remember all that good, clean fun you had throughout the day.
Not surprisingly, New York City claims the largest St. Patrick’s Day celebration in the U.S. If you are doing it big and RidePosting to NYC, Chicago or New Orleans this holiday, be sure to check out Forbes’ top picks on where to dine.
What you may not know is that Savannah, Georgia has been celebrating St. Patrick’s Day since 1813 and boasts around 400,000 party-people every year. If you plan to be in Savannah celebrating, Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub is the place to be! You’ll find hearty traditional Irish dishes like Shepherd’s Pie and Beef Stew. They also have more playful items such as Irish Egg Rolls, which are filled with corned beef and cabbage and served with a house-made creamy horseradish sauce.
If you need something even more adventurous than Irish Egg Rolls, then there’s only one culinary concept that can do the trick: food trucks! In Miami Springs, FL you can get your St. Patty’s grub on with the Food Truck Invasion. Food trucks participating include: El Rey de las Fritas, Jefe’s Original Fish Taco and Burger, Ms. Cheezious & The Rolling Stove.
In San Francisco take a bite out of the St. Patrick’s Day Shamrock Street Bash. You’ll find Irish-themed food truck specials, goodies, giveaways, raffles, games, live bands, happy hour pricing and free beer to the first 150 people – all for $6 per person in advance or $10 at the door.
So this year, remember: food = fun. In between your green beers be sure to treat yourself to some Irish grub or festive food truck fare. You’ll thank me in the morning!