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St. Patrick’s Day Vancouver

March 17 falls on a Tuesday this year, but that needn’t keep you raising a pint or two in celebration of Irish luck.

The Irish Heather

“No Cover, No Green Beer, No Plastic Clover” is the mantra at the Irish Heather as they celebrate their 19th St. Patrick’s Day since opening the Irish Heather’s doors in Gastown. The decor, prices, menu and beer will be the same as always and there definitely be no green beer. Also check out Sean Heather with Fiona Forbes “7 Questions” with Sean Heather at The Irish Heather to get in the spirit for St. Patrick’s day!

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Celebrate St. Paddy’s Day the Big Lou’s Butcher Shop way

If you’d rather spend St. Patrick’s Day at home and are in the mood head down tos Butcher Shop and pick up some housemade Irish specialties perfect for your stews. They’ve got fresh batches of Irish Breakfast Sausages and Steak & Guinness Sausages in the cooler.
Big Lou’s Butcher Shop is open 7 days a week at 269 Powell St. in Railtown.

St. Patricks Day

The Gramercy Grill

Enjoy Irish Coffee, Green Beer & Irish Inspired Dishes

Appetizer
Grilled Blood Sausage $13 with white bean puree, tomato and cider jam, red wine jus
Baked Oyster $12 3 pc of Baked Oyster with Kale and bacon, tomato and basil mayo

Main
Corned beef and Cabbage $26 braised corned beef and cabbage with Colcannon potatoes. Hot mustard and consommé
Marinated Steelhead $24 marinated and roasted steelhead filet in Irish whiskey and honey, shredded potato and Thyme, light red wine jus

‘May your troubles be less, and your blessings be more, and nothing but happiness comes through your door’

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Oyama Sausage

The luck of the Irish comes to Oyama for St. Paddies.  Enjoy favorites such as Beef Guinness Sausage, Beef Stout and Onion Sausage, Irish Spring Chicken Sausage, Irish Potato Leek Sausage and many other selections.

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The Blackbird Public House & Oyster Bar

Reconnect with your Irish roots or be an honorary Irishman this St. Patrick’s Day at The Blackbird where there’s Irish Lunch/Dinner features along with $5 Jameson Irish Whiskey and $6 Guinness beer.

Bella Gelateria

Satisfy your sweet tooth with some Vanilla and Mint Gelato down at Vancouver’s tastiest gelato option at 1001 West Cordova Street and 1089 Marinaside Crescent

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Baguette and Co.

Greening up their Eclairs 3273 West Broadway and 1102 Davie Street

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Soirette Macarons

Bailey’s for St. Patrick’s Day.

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St. Patrick’s Day Vancouver

St. Patricks DayMarch 17, 2014 falls on a Monday this year, but that needn’t keep you raising a pint or two in celebration of Irish luck.

The Irish Heather

“No Cover, No Green Beer, No Plastic Clover” is the mantra at the Irish Heather as they celebrate their 18th St. Patrick’s Day since opening the Irish Heather’s doors in Gastown. The decor, prices, menu and beer will be the same as always and there definitely be no green beer. Also check out Sean Heather cooking on TV on St. Patrick’s Day at 12:30pm on Global TV Noon News. www.irishheather.com

Celebrate St. Paddy’s Day the Big Lou’s Butcher Shop way

If you’d rather spend St. Patrick’s Day at home and are in the mood head down tos Butcher Shop and pick up some housemade Irish specialties.s perfect for your stews.
Big Lou’s Butcher Shop is open 7 days a week at 269 Powell St. in Railtown

www.biglousbutchershop.com

Oyama Sausage

Friday March 14th– Sunday 16th – St Paddy’s Weekend
The luck of the Irish comes to Oyama for St. Paddies.  Beef Guinness Sausages, Irish Spring Chicken Sausages, Irish Rosemary Sausages, Irish Potato Leek Sausages are for the dinner table.  Guinness Beer Glazed Ham, Irish Corned Beef, Dubliner Cheddar and Irish Guinness Cheddar make for delicious, original sandwiches.

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The Blackbird Public House & Oyster Bar

Reconnect with your Irish roots or be an honorary Irishman this St. Patrick’s Day at The Blackbird where oysters are $1.50 and there’s Irish Lunch/Dinner features along with $5 Jameson Irish Whiskey and $6 Guinness beer. Live music starts at 4pm with special guests Sloe Gin Sideshow.

Bella Gelateria

Satisfy your sweet tooth with some Vanilla and Mint Gelato down at Vancouver’s tastiest gelato option at 1001 West Cordova Street. www.bellagelateria.com

Eclairs

Baguette and Co.

Greening up their Eclairs 3273 West Broadway and 1102 Davie Street www.baguetteandco.ca

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Soirette Macarons

Bailey’s for St. Patrick’s Day.

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The Bimini

The Bimini Public House (2010 West 4th Avenue) is hosting an afternoon and evening filled with festivities, including live Irish music courtesy of The Knackers from 4pm to 7pm today, plus $5 Steam Whistle & Guinness beers and $5 Jameson whiskey, sampling and free stuff. That’s no blarney!

 

St. Patrick’s Day Tastes Around Vancouver

pot of goldSaint Patrick’s Day was traditionally a religious holiday, a celebration of the arrival of Christianity in Ireland, honouring Saint Patrick. Gradually it morphed into a feast day, coinciding with the lifting of the Lenten restrictions and involving indulgent eats and the drinking of alcohol, which are restricted during Lent. These days, anything goes and although it’s not a public holiday in Vancouver, residents with and without Irish blood take the occasion seriously enough and use it as an excuse to wear green, overindulge and generally misbehave. While plenty of amateurs still think green beer is the only way to go (just say no), be a pro and do something more real this March 17.

 

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Gramercy Grill

Over on the west side the at Arbutus and 11th, The Gramercy Grill is offering up a St. Patrick’s Day Menu from Friday March 15-Sunday March 17 with items such as their minted green pea and smoked ham soup, shepherds pie, Guinness lamb stew with soda bread and braised corn beef.  Brunch here could be poached green eggs benedict with spinach and ham or Kilkenny battered fish & chips and there’s whisky and beer specials such as the local favourite Howe Sound Oatmeal stout brewed right in Squamish.

2685 Arbutus Street, Vancouver

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Palki’s Restaurant Commercial Drive

Think the Indian and the Irish don’t mix?  Think again.  At Palkis they are frying up beer-battered pakoras and have beer and pakora specials and have beer on tap for $3.75 a pint.  Need some green?  Try their spinach panneer.  They’ll also be playing the band Delhi to Dublin playing in the background and are also serving a Delhi to Dublin Cocktail (Irish Whiskey, Mint, Lime & Sugar) for $5.

1130 Commercial Drive, Vancouver

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Mix The Bakery

If you’re looking for something sweet for a St. Patrick’s Day treat, check out Mix The Bakery on West 10th towards UBC.  They’ve just revamped their menu to include all sorts of lovely sandwiches, but for the weekend their specials are the highly decorative and gift-worthy pot of gold cupcakes pictured above as well as the green tea and hazelnut opera cake and a raisin-filled Irish soda bread which is perfect with their house-made preserves.

4430 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver

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Irish Heather

In Gastown the Irish Heather is the place to go for all things St. Patty’s Day as they’ve got room at the Heather’s main bar or in the back at the Shebeen Whisky Bar and are serving up classic Irish dishes such as House-Made Corned Beef & Cabbage and Bread Pudding with a local nod as it’s studded with Okanagan fruit.  They’ve also got the Long Table Series with 5 different seatings at their communal table and are serving up a 2 course meal with an Irish lager for $40.  On March 16 the Heather has a Jameson Whiskey Supper.  Why not celebrate St. Patrick’s eve?

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Raincity Grill

When you think of food for Saint Patrick’s Day, corned beef and cabbage come to mind, but at the health-focused Raincity Grill, Chef  Nicolas Hipperson will celebrate with ingredients from BC’s backyard, with nods to Irish flavours. Try Green Eggs and Ham, a dish of scrambled eggs with pork, toast and herbed potatoes, Green Fish n’Chips with house-made tartar, Irish stew with lamb cheeks, potatoes, leeks and fresh herbs, and Smoked Salmon Brioche with poached eggs, hollandaise and green salad. A two-course tasting menu is available both Saturday March 16 and Sunday March 17.

1193 Denman St., Vancouver

Vancouver Does St. Patrick’s Day

Vancouver makes a big deal of St. Patrick’s Day, so I thought I’d give you some hints on how to celebrate the day locally. Here’s some local, pubs, beers and Irish treats available around town.  AND PLEASE NO GREEN BEER.  Also check out my article on Daily XY for St. Patrick’s Day Suggestions.

Local Irish Pubs

In Vancouver we’ve got our share of Irish Pubs.  The most authentic is the Irish Heather and the Shebeen Whisk(e)y House out the back.  Their menu is full of traditional Irish pub items such as Banger’s and Mash, Irish stew and Corned Beef.  It’s the ultimate place to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.

Other Irish Pubs in no particular order include Doolins, Ceilis, The Blarney Stone, The Morrissey , Mahoney and Sons,  The Lennox, The Wolf & Hound, Dentry’s Irish Grill, Smiley’s Public House,

Local Irish Beer

Of course we’ve got Guinness in Vancouver, but what about our local versions of Canadian-made stout?   I checked in with Rick Green of BC Brews for his recommendations and he came up with the following list for us:

Cannery Brewing – Maple Stout

Howe Sound Beer – Diamond Head Oatmeal Stout

Lighthouse Beer  – Keepers Stout

McAuslan (Quebec) – Montreal Oatmeal Stout

Mission Springs Brewing Company –  (Nelson)  – Fat Guy Oatmeal Stout

R and B Brewing – Dark Star Oatmeal Stout

 Swans Victoria – Oatmeal Stout

Old Yale  – Sasquatch Stout

Crannog –  Back Hand of God Stout

Storm Brewing Van – Black Plague Stout

Local Corned Beef

I’ve tasted many, but my favourite by J. Beethoven (Mike Vitow).  He makes his corned beef out in Cultus Lake from 100% Alberta Beef and will be selling corned beef at the Granville Island Public Market from March 16-18.  Call ahead for a full brisket or sizable amount.

Local Irish-themed Foods

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blackberry Hill Gourmet Goodies – Shamrock Cookies

Bells Bake Shop – Lucky Irish Cupcakes

Meat and Bread – Guinness Braised Beef Chuck Roll, Sauteed Mushrooms, Arugula, Garlic & Herb Aioli

Fray on Fraser – Stuffed elk and potatties. Lamb meatballs in Jameson-bacon aioli

Whole Foods Kitsilano – Visit the coffee bar at Kitsilano and get a free shamrock cookie when you order a Green Goodness smoothie

Bonchaz  – Irish Cream Cupcakes

Bella Gelateria – Beer Gelato, Mint Chocolate gelato (aka Shamrock), Bailey’s Irish Cream gelato

Cartem Donuts – Guinness or Bailey’s Cream donuts

Tableau Bar Bistro – Dessert – Baileys pot of gold wish Irish short bread – beer steamed mussels – beef tenderloin with stout sauce

Oakwood Bistro – Guinness Poutine

Soirette Macaron – Guinness Macaron

The Charltan – Irish Car Bomb – all the elements of the famous shooter with Guinness chocolate mousse, Jamieson’s caramel, Bailey’s whipped cream and crushed pistachios.

House Guest  – ST PATRICKS DAY MENU – Guinness and Jamesons Special – CORNED BEEF ROLLS – SHREDDED BEEF BRISKET TRADITIONAL BOXTY / MUSTARD CREAM /CABBAGE SLAW ENTREE BEEF POT PIE –   STOUT BRAISED OXTAIL & SHORTRIB / ROOT VEGETABLES / MARROW FLAKY CRUST DESSERT IRISH CAR BOMB –   MOLTEN COFFEE CAKE BOMB / WHISKEY GELATO / IRISH CREAM CUSTARD

Salmon N Bannock  –  ‘Hunters Pie’ (elk sheppards pie) –  Irish friends in mind 😉

Green Brunch — St. Patrick’s Day at Raincity

GET SERIOUSLY GREEN AT RAINCITY GRILL THIS ST. PATRICK’S DAY
Celebrate the Luck of the Irish with a $20 Brunch Menu

Looking to go green this St. Patrick’s Day? Executive Chef Robert Clark and Chef Jennifer Peters have created a March 17th brunch menu that highlights small lot farms, local purveyors, and ingredients from BC’s very own backyard with just a touch of Irish flavour and of course, a little colour.

The two-course menu offers guests the option of dishes like “Green Eggs and Ham”, which includes green scrambled eggs, ‘sloping hills pork, toast, and herbed potatoes; a delicious crab omelet with watercress salad; Bubble & Squeak Hash, which features poached eggs topped with a creamy hollandaise sauce; Irish stew prepared with lamb cheeks, potatoes, leeks, and fresh herbs; a Smoked Salmon Brioche made with poached eggs, hollandaise sauce, and green salad; or Green Fish n’ Chips with a house-made tartar sauce. The St.Patrick’s Day brunch is $20 per person and available on Saturday, March 17th and Sunday, March 18th.

Raincity Grill is open for Brunch on Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00am – 2:30pm. Reservations can be made by phoning the restaurant directly at 604.685.7337. For more information visit http://www.raincitygrill.com.

ABOUT RAINCITY GRILL
Since 1992, Raincity Grill has defined Pacific Northwest cuisine, showcasing the unique ingredients of our local waters and small-lot farms year round. Home of Canada’s premiere restaurant 100-Mile Menu and an award-winning Pacific Northwest wine list, Raincity Grill is dedicated to the bounty of our backyard.


O’Hare’s Pub- Richmond’s Original St. Patrick’s Day Party

Thursday March 17th, 11am til late

  • Irish Dancers 1pm, 3pm, & 7pm
  • O’Hare’s famous Irish stew with traditional Irish soda bread
  • Guinness flowing all day
  • Green beer
  • The best St. Paddy’s Day party outside of Ireland!

Irish Dancers
Friday March 11th, 7pm
Come down to O’Hare’s to support the Eire Born Irish Dancers. They will put on a toe tapping 20 minute show starting at around 7pm. Several of the Dancers compete annually in the World Championships.

Karaoke / DJ
Saturday March 18th from 9pm
Get your party shoes on, your singing voice ready and head to O’Hare’s for Karaoke! It happens the last Saturday of every month and is always a fun night. Get here early and enjoy some of Samy’s Famous Curry on special for $8.99 from 6pm every Saturday.

Weekend Beer & Wine Tasting
Every Friday, Saturday & Sunday, 4pm to 6pm
Come down to our informal and fun beer & wine tasting on every Friday, Saturday & Sunday. This is a great way to try before you buy and the perfect opportunity to learn a bit more about the hard to find products that we sell.

New on Tap
Howesound Garibaldi Honey Pale Ale
A refreshing, lightly hopped golden ale brewed with all-natural Lillooet honey and made with barley, honey, hops, water and yeast.  This is a thirst-quenching beer, with a milder hop and malt profile. It goes well with very spicy food like curry, chili or hot wings.
 

New Deals…

Pub Draught Beer Specials
Monday – OK Spring Pale Ale $3.99
Tuesday – Sleeman Honey Brown $3.99
Wednesday – Canadian $3.99
Thursday – Coors Light $3.99
Friday – Alexander Keith’s IPA $3.99, Caffrey’s $4.99
Saturday – Heineken $4.99
Sunday – Sleeman Original Draught $3.99

Liquor Store Deals
3 for $35
Jackson Triggs Okanagan Estates VQA Black Reserve – Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc & Chardonnay – Mix & match 3 bottles for $35. An amazing wine to stock up on!

12pack bottles 19.99
Moosehead 12pack bottles are on sale for $19.99 for a limited time- OUTSTANDING VALUE!