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Celebrate Ireland, Irish food, Irish drink, and Irish-Americans this St. Patrick's Day. There's plenty of Irish music and revelry at Irish Pubs around southern Maine, as well as the annual St. Patrick's Day Plunge, St. Patrick's Day Parade, Shamrock Shuffle bar crawl and scavenger hunt, Blarney Days, and plenty more. Read on
Among the many traditions immigrants to Maine brought with them was the Irish practice of going "down the pub" — for laughter and conversation, live music, and of course a well-poured pint or two. Read on
On St. Patrick’s Day, it’s generally all about the beer, but to keep up your strength through a long day of hoisting pints, it’s important to eat, too. Read on
So now we know (sort of) where the drink came from. As to where it’s gone in 90-plus years, you only have to peruse local cocktail menus for modern Bloodies made with proprietary tomato juice-based concoctions and garnished with everything from barbecued ribs to tofu cubes. For your holiday weekend drinking pleasure, we rounded up a few noteworthy examples. Read on
There is no doubt about it—I got right after it last night in honor of one of my favorite holidays. Thank you, Wednesday and thank you to all the talented musicians who provided me with an excellent soundtrack to an excellent All Hallows Eve. Per usual, there’s a lot of great things happening across town and beyond so let’s check out what this Thursday is all about, shall we? Read on