Good Taste : The Irish in us
Though it's March on the Vineyard, it's also about to be St. Patrick's Day. There will be plenty to do Wednesday to celebrate.
The Wharf ends its almost month-long hiatus each year by reopening on March 17. Expect a big crowd, green beer, and Irish food specialties all day and evening.
Sharky's in Edgartown and Oak Bluffs celebrates by offering 20 percent off Guinness all week.
At The Newes, enjoy the corned beef and cabbage special for lunch or dinner, a tradition The Newes has followed for years now.
David Ryan's will have a slew of Irish beverages on tap on that special day: Guinness, Irish coffee, and Jell-O shots. Fill up on a corned beef boiled dinner, or a corned beef sandwich.
Espresso Love in Edgartown offers green cupcakes, beef stew, and an Irish crème coffee special. Mocha Mott's also serves Irish crème lattes.
This year, Seasons in Oak Bluffs hosts its 18th annual St. Patrick's Day party, starting at 3 pm. Hear Johnny O'Hoy and the Bluefish, from 8 to midnight, as they continue their 18-year tradition as Irishmen for the night. The restaurant serves corned beef and cabbage, shepherd's pie, Guinness Irish stew, and corned beef and cabbage sandwiches. At the bar, find Guinness on draft and green beer, and perhaps win a door prize.
Offshore Ale Co. makes a day of it. This year marks their fifth annual traditional St. Patrick's celebration, which always starts with breakfast at 8 am (the only day they do breakfast). The menu: a traditional Irish breakfast plate that includes eggs, grilled tomatoes, black sausage, and bangers and mash; an Irish breakfast sandwich, Irish oatmeal, and pancakes for children. Lunch and dinner continues with their regular menu and an Irish favorites menu: corned beef and cabbage, bangers and mash, shepherd's pie, and potato soup. Owner Phil McAndrews hopes their Merseyside Red Ale is ready, which they served last year; it's made with Irish yeast. Live music begins at 4 pm.
On the DQ
Spring must be here: Dairy Queen opens this coming Wednesday, March 17, St. Patrick's Day. This year, they'll introduce the OrangeJulius, a fruit drink beverage store, which Dairy Queen bought in 1987. For more information and hours, call 508-627-5001.