St. Patrick’s Day 2017 Dining in Phoenix

Place setting with shamrocks

Place setting with shamrocks
Green beer, Guinness, corned beef–oh my! Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day (March 17) with some unique offerings from Valley restaurants, from green bagels to Lucky Charms French toast.
Enjoy a St. Patrick’s Day special at CENTRO at Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia: corned beef tacos, spicy pickled braised red cabbage and pickle cilantro crema sauce with crispy shaved serrano peppers and green chili potato salad. Available all day March 17.
In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, Cold Beers & Cheeseburgers is serving $7 Irish Car Bombs and $5 Green Tea Shots while sister restaurant Wasted Grain serves festive $4 Green Beer and $5 Green Tea Shots.
CRUjiente Tacos in Arcadia will combine cultures with its Mexican Shepard’s Pie Taco for St. Patrick’s Day that will be available from March 17 to 22. Chef Richard Hinojosa’s Irish-inspired taco is created with savory lamb for $5.
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at Tavern Americana where guests will find $3 Guinness pints, $6 Jameson shots and $14 corned beef and cabbage all day on the 17th. At brunch on March 18, have corned beef hash for $13.
Chompie’s is celebrating St. Patrick’s Day on Friday, March 17 with an all-you-can-eat corned beef and cabbage dinner for $21.99. The New York-style deli also tips its hat to the Irish with specialty items like Leprechaun cupcakes, green and white cookies,  green beer and green bagels.
During the week of March 13 to 19, enjoy a meal of corned beef, Irish potatoes, a quarter of cabbage, bread and butter—all for $11.50–at Miracle Mile Deli. Feel like getting it catered for your family or office party that day? They will do that too and package it family style for the same price per person. For catering only, people need to order by 2 p.m. on March 16 if they want to pick it up on St. Patrick’s Day.
On Friday, March 17, thousands of St. Patty’s Day revelers are expected to attend Padre Murphy’s 24th annual St. Patrick’s Day Under the Big Top. Doors open, and the green drinks begin flowing, at 10 a.m., along with a traditional corned beef and cabbage feast, complemented by leprechauns and a full lineup of live music, headlined by Status. Also a family-friendly celebration, children are welcome to attend until 5 p.m. Face painters, leprechauns and clowns will be on-site to celebrate from 2 to 5 p.m., after which it becomes an adult-only event (ages 21-plus).
Scottsdale’s neighborhood casual eatery and bar, Social Tap Eatery is celebrating the Irish holiday with cheers and green beers this March 17 with $5 green beers, $5 Irish whisky shots and a specialty menu item, the corned beef and cabbage sandwich for $12. Guests can also enjoy traditional happy hour from 3 to 6 p.m. that day, interactive yard games like Jenga and corn hole and ample sports viewing on the 29 TV’s.
Mill Avenue’s resident brewpub and nightlife destination, Pedal Haus Brewery is toasting to St. Patrick himself with a variety of shot specials including $4 Guinness and Snake Bites, $6 Irish Car Bombs, $6 Dickel ‘n’ Cider Bombs and $5 green beer. Guests can pair their green beer with Irish food specials like corned beef and cabbage with roasted country vegetables ($13) and Shepard’s Pie ($11). Live folk-style music will also be going on throughout the evening.
Tomaso’s Italian Restaurant is celebrating the Irish Catholic holiday by adding a twist to his signature pasta entrées. Just a few of the handcrafted specialty menu items that are “St. Patrick-approved” include the spinach tagliatelle San Patrizio with handmade spinach pasta with fresh fava peas and artichokes ($21) and the gnocchi fiorentina al pesto Genovese with potato dumplings, basil and pine nuts ($23).
For St. Patrick’s Day, The Hash Kitchen offers special brunch dishes with a limited availability from March 12 through 18. Holiday dishes include Luck of the Irish doughnuts, green eggs and ham benedict and Lucky Charms French toast.
Take advantage of holiday dining specials offered at Talking Stick Resort this St. Patrick’s Day. Holiday-inspired prix fixe menus will be available on March 17 in the Blue Coyote Café (try Guinness potato soup) and the ARENA Poker Room, while $5 drink specials will be available all day throughout the property.
Thirsty Lion is celebrating St. Paddy’s Day with a special menu, available March 1 to March 19 at all three Thirsty Lion locations. Some of the St. Paddy’s menu items include bacon-cheddar potato cakes, Scotch eggs and an Irish beer flight. Thirsty Lion will also be collecting money all month long for their St. Baldrick’s fundraiser, an organization that raises money for children with cancer. Each year during St. Patrick’s Day weekend, Thirsty Lion teams up with the St. Baldrick’s Foundation in the fight against childhood cancer by hosting a fundraising event where participants pledge to shave their heads and become “shavees” for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation. Stop by on Saturday, March 11, from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Tempe location for the St. Baldrick’s head shaving event. Enjoy some great Celtic fare, donate money to a great cause or even shave your head for St. Paddy’s.
Celebrate St. Paddy’s Day in Old Town Scottsdale at Kelly’s at Southbridge. Opening at 8 a.m. on March 17, indulge in traditional Celtic fare, drink green beer and enjoy live music from Elvis Before Noon and Sassy and the Sneak Attack.
In celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, Burger Theory will be rolling out a delicious Irish-inspired menu including a reuben burger! On Friday, March 17, the restaurant will also offer all day happy hour with green beer and live music from 6 to 9 p.m.
Enjoy happy hour all day at Flourish at CopperWynd Resort on the 17th. Take in $5 draft beers, $7 house cocktails and wines by the glass and $9 small plates.
On Friday, March 17, savor Irish fare and libations at Ahnala Mesquite Room at We-Ko-Pa Resort & Conference Center. Expect Irish stew, stout short ribs, Guinness corned beef cabbage and much more.
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at Bluewater Grill as the restaurant serves up Guinness beer-battered fish and chip, Irish coffees, corned beef and cabbage and more on March 16 and 17.
Sandbar Mexican Grill is hosting a St. Patrick’s Day celebration with festive food and drink specials all day long, March 17. Enjoy $3 green beer, $5 Shamrock-aritas and baby Guinness, and $6 Irish Car Bombs. And don’t forget the corned beef and cabbage tacos to celebrate the day. Plus, start your St. Patrick’s Day celebration early with a midnight green beer tapping and be one of the first in the Valley to enjoy a celebratory green beer. Plus, Sandbar will keep everyone high stepping all night long with live bands and DJ’s starting at 5 p.m. Come celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in the sand at both Sandbar locations from 11 a.m. until 2 a.m.
Stop in to your favorite Someburros location on Friday, March 17, to redeem a $3 green chili beef burro (normally $4.95) in spirit of the holiday.
Tempe Marketplace is a one-stop shop for St. Patty’s Day dining deals. Bar Louie: On March 17 and 18, all day, enjoy $4 green beer and Jameson, as well as live music starting at 4:30 p.m. Genghis Grill: All day on March 17, savor $5 sake bombs. Yogis Grill: Dig into $2 potato croquettes all day on the holiday.
For St. Patrick’s Day, guests at Cuisine & Wine Bistro can sample traditional Irish stew, which pairs perfectly with a pint of Guinness. Other Irish specials include creamy Irish pea and bacon soup and chocolate mousse with mint cream. Ronnie Leach will be performing live during the evening from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Gilbert location.
On March 17, the AJ’s Fine Foods’ Bistro will offer traditional Shepherd’s Pie with soda bread; corned beef brisket with cabbage, red potatoes and Irish soda bread; and hot corned beef sandwiches. All include side dishes, and are served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. And for dessert, enjoy green-iced donuts, Irish-inspired cakes, or shamrock-shaped cookies are St. Patrick’s Day Boulangerie staples. Placing orders at least 24 hours in advance of St. Patrick’s Day is recommended as these selections are popular and sell out quickly.
Central Kitchen in Phoenix is celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with a custom brew in a firkin, which is a 10.8-gallon cask (about 80 pints). The brew will be provided by Huss Brewing and will be the Irish Red IPA. Once the firkin runs out, though, that’s it–that brew is gone. The firkin will be tapped at 4 p.m. on March 17. Also, only for March, Central Kitchen is serving pork sliders, made with buttery challah rolls, smoked pork tossed in Carolina-style barbecue sauce and topped with coleslaw. Three sliders for $11.

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