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It’s time to get your green on.
In South Florida, a foodie and partygoer paradise, St. Patrick’s Day means more than green beer. This hotbed of cool cuisine and chic cocktails likes to step it up for the Feast of Saint Patrick.
Here is a list of restaurants, bars and lounges that are ready to help you shamrock-it-hard on Thursday, March 17.
Keep in mind that prices do not include taxes and gratuities. And please come back to this post as we will be adding to it.
From Saturday, March 12-Friday, March 18 AmSo in Fort Lauderdale will have $10 car bombs, $8 Jameson shots and $6 Guinness. Also, on Thursday, March 17 there will be an all-day “Eat, Drink & Be Irish” party from 11:30 a.m.-2 a.m. with green beer and other drink specials.
1200 E. Las Olas Blvd. #101, Fort Lauderdale. 954-530-4176. CasaSensei.com.
- The Green Dragon Roll with salmon, avocado, asparagus, scallion and topped with avocado, cilantro and truffle oil for $18.
- The Green Veggie Dragon with tempura asparagus, carrots, arugula, avocado, cucumber and topped with green tempura flakes and spicy garlic sauce for $16.
- There will also be two special cocktails, the Mint Leprechaun martini (Godiva white chocolate, mint liqueur and vodka) for $16 and the Shamrock Punch (Malibu, pineapple, Blue Curaçao and Sprite) for $14
Casa Sensei on Las Olas in Fort Lauderdale, an Asian-Latin fusion restaurant with canal side seating. The menu features seafood and fish such as lobster guacamole, octopus, fried sepia, sea bass, Asian dishes such as fried rice, dumplings, and steaks with chimichuri sauce. Somehow it all works
Husband-and-wife team chef Jason Zheng and Tina Wang (who also own Yakitori and Saiko-i in Boca Raton and Koi in Fort Lauderdale) have big plans for St. Patty’s Day-themed menu items.
- The Wagyu Beef Gyoza are pale green, crescent-shaped pan-fried dumplings filled with Wagyu beef, shiitake mushrooms and served in a portion of six (suggested as an appetizer) for $15
- The St. Patrick’s Day Roll with spicy salmon sashimi, asparagus, wrapped with avocado and topped with edamame and green tobiko for $15
- There will be green cucumber-wrapped rice-less rolls, including lobster and avocado for $18, salmon and cream cheese as well as the rainbow (tuna, salmon, yellowtail, asparagus), both for $12 each.
- The Green Tea Shot with Jameson Irish Whiskey, peach schnapps and sweet and sour mix for $5
- The Green Tea Mojito with Bacardi rum, matcha green tea liqueur, fresh lime juice and a splash of club soda for $12
Billed as Florida’s largest indoor food hall, Delray Beach Market will kick off St. Patrick’s celebrations on Saturday, March 12, with themed dishes, drinks and special events:
- For the family, there will be a face painting and balloon animal station as well as green cotton candy for $5. There will also be a free St. Patrick’s Day crown crafting station and live music from noon to 4 p.m. and 6 to 10 p.m., including traditional bagpipes.
- At the Central Bar there will be a St. Patrick’s Day Frozen Irish Coffee with coffee, simple syrup, Teelings Whiskey and Mr. Black Coffee Liquor for $12. There will also be a Drowning the Shamrock Shot of whiskey mixed with Guinness — where tradition calls for you to dunk a shamrock into the shot, toast the saint, take the shot and then toss the shamrock over your left shoulder.
- Delray Craft will offer Guinness and Green Beer Lagers for $5 each. There will also be domestic beer and seltzer buckets for $15 and Irish Car Bomb (made with Guinness, Bailey’s and Teeling Whiskey) for $13.
- On March 17 and 19 only, Big T’s Deli will have a special Slow Cooked Corned Beef Dinner with corned beef brisket, hot buttered cabbage, red skin potatoes, carrots and rye bread for $14.99.
10 locations in Palm Beach County and four in Broward County (the Deerfield Beach restaurant is being renovated). DuffysMVP.com.
Throughout March and up until April 4, there will be a Duffy’s Taste of Ireland Menu, including:
- Loaded potato soup with applewood smoked bacon, aged cheddar and scallions for $5.99 a cup and $6.99 a bowl
- Irish potato skins stuffed with thin-sliced certified Angus corned beef, Swiss cheese, sauerkraut and 1,000 Island dressing for $10.99
- Reuben Burger with a half pound certified Angus beef patty, shaved corned beef, sauerkraut, Swiss cheese, Duffy’s burger sauce, served on an artisan bun with French fries and a pickle spear for $14.99.
- Shamrock pie with chocolate mint ice cream, Oreo cookie crust and chocolate fudge for $7.99.
- Creamsicle Martini with Jameson Orange Irish Whiskey, Licor 43, orange juice and whipped cream for $8
- Jameson Black Barrel Old Fashioned with Jameson Black Barrel Irish Whiskey, cane sugar, Angostura bitters and an orange peel for $8
- Dublin Drop with Guinness Draught, Baileys Irish Cream, Jameson Cold Brew Whiskey for $7
- And on St. Patricks Day (March 17) Duffy’s will have all-day specials such as corned beef and cabbage for $14.99, Green Miller Lite pints for $3 as well as Guinness pints and Jameson shots for $5 each.
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From March 15-21 while supplies last, this popular burger-and-craft-beer eatery will offer a St. Patty’s Melt with a half pound of grilled black Angus, Swiss cheese, corned beef, sauerkraut, spicy mustard on toasted rye bread and served with fries for $14.99.
Lenore Nolan Ryan Catering & Cooking School
Chef Lenore Nolan-Ryan will have a pop-up St. Patrick’s Day dinner on March 17 from 4 to 9 p.m. In addition to free house-made Irish soda bread and whiskey-dried fruit butter, the menu will include:
- Corned beef and cabbage spring roll served with roasted pepper horseradish sauce for $15
- Green onion potato cake with Irish smoked salmon and horseradish creme fraiche for $15
- Baked salmon cake served with three sauces (horseradish, green pea, and red pepper) for $15
- Whiskey stone crab bisque for $15
- Peel-and-eat shrimp with mustard sauce for $20
- Chef Lenore’s Gourmet Corned Beef & Cabbage (slow-baked corned beef crusted with Pommerey, Dijon mustard, brown sugar and served with Colcannon potatoes) for $25
- Baked Irish salmon (crusted with Pommerey, Dijon mustard, brown sugar and served with Colcannon potatoes) for $28
- A one pound platter of Florida Keys stone crabs served with mustard sauce, cole slaw and corn bread for market price.
- All-you-can-eat platter of Florida Keys stone crabs served with cole slaw and corn bread for market price
- Irish whiskey caramel bread pudding and Irish coffee, both for $10 each. There will also be a curated selection of beer and wine offered by the bottle and the glass.
Chef Lenore Nolan Ryan and Let’s Go South Florida host Arlene Borenstein build a charcuterie board and discuss chef’s latest endeavor Grapes Wine Cafe & Market.
Seven locations in Palm Beach County and three in Broward County. TooJays.com.
From March 7-20 the menu of “St. Patrick’s Day Specials” at TooJay’s will include:
- Corned beef and cabbage served with Murphy’s Seafood Chowder (or choice of soup or side salad) for $18.99
- Irish Breakfast with two eggs (any style) grilled tomato, home fries, smokehouse bacon, sausage links, sausange patties and toasted egg bread for $10.99
- Irish Benedict with eggs Benedict, a small side of corned beef hash and home fries for $11.99
- Irish cream cheesecake, covered with chocolate for $7.79 a slice or $29.99 for a whole pie.
- Seasonal green and white cookies, TooJay’s signature shortbread cookies with chocolate or vanilla icing for $2.99 for three cookies.
Our readers voted TooJay’s Gourmet Deli as the best deli in our 2016 Best of South Florida series.