Read on to check out some local hot spots to help you find that pot of gold (and green beer) this St. Patrick’s Day 2013.
Sandbar Mexican Grill
Calling all taco and margarita enthusiasts, green beer lovers, and anyone looking to celebrate St. Patty’s Day: All three life Sandbar Mexican Grill locations will be celebrating the green life with their “Hola, Green-Go” specials. At the end of the rainbow, guests can eat like the Irish and chow down on Corned Beef Cabbage Tacos ($10) while sipping on Shamrock-aritas ($5), Green Schlager Shots ($5), Irish Car Bomb ($6), and Green Beer ($3). All day, from 11-12 a.m., guests can also enjoy live entertainment by DJ’s and bands. http://sandbaraz.com/.
Taggia at FireSky
Taggia at FireSky, a Kimpton Hotel in Scottsdale, is featuring a special St. Patrick’s Day menu and The Chicago River Cocktail. Named after the infamous “green” river that flows through the city on March 17, The Chicago River Cocktail consists of Absolut Pear and Midori, topped with pineapple juice. Taggia will have St. Patrick’s menu specials March 16 and 17 featuring potato and Irish cheddar soup, a corned beef sandwich, braised beef short ribs and a beer float for dessert. http://www.taggiascottsdale.com/.
Wright’s Restaurant at the Arizona Biltmore
Chef Gordon Maybury at Arizona Biltmore’s Wright’s Restaurant serves up his favorite Irish dishes, including some family recipes. St. Patrick’s Day dinners will be served Friday through Sunday, 5-10 p.m. This special Irish dinner will consist of Jameson Whiskey-grain mustard-cured salmon, pan-seared wood pigeon, bacon and cabbage, roast loin of Irish lamb and lamb cutlet, and Irish Sherry Trifle. www.arizonabiltmore.com.
Frank and Albert’s at the Arizona Biltmore
Chef Gordon Maybury is gearing up to celebrate his native Ireland at Frank & Albert’s with his favorite Irish dishes for this St. Patrick’s Day. Start the day off with a full Irish Breakfast, which includes Irish bacon, sausage, black pudding tomato and baked beans, then try Chef Gordon’s Smokies, which feature smoked haddock gratin, tomato, and Irish cheddar, before moving on to Irish Nachos made up of loaded hand-cut potato chips, Irish cheddar, sausage, bacon, sour cream, and jalapeños. Finish with a shepherd’s pie, which is Chef Gordon’s family recipe. The featured items are available Friday through Sunday: breakfast from 6-11 a.m.; lunch/dinner 11 a.m.-10 p.m. www.arizonabiltmore.com.
With six locations across the Valley, there’s something for everyone at The Kilt. Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery, a sports bar that pays homage to the old public houses of America, England, Scotland and Ireland, is gearing up for its annual IrishHooley menu. The authentic Irish menu is being offered from Feb. 25 through St. Patrick’s Day on March 17. Dishes being featured on the menu include: Danny Boy’s shepherd’s pie, corned beef hash, corned beef and cabbage, Scotch eggs, and a variety of Irish-themed cocktails and desserts. Each location will host an Irish-themed party that you won’t want to miss!www.tiltedkilt.com.
Thirsty Lion Pub and Grill, gastro-pub at Tempe Marketplace, is embracing its Irish roots and offering a specialty menu and green beer for St. Patrick’s Day. Guests can also enjoy live throughout the day from March 15-17 including CooBee Coo, Irish bagpipers, and a live performance from the Valley’s own Easton Ashe. Enjoy drink specials throughout the weekend. www.thirstylionpub.com/tempe.