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There’s nothing particularly glamorous about meat-and-potatoes Irish fare, with its mountainous, gravy-soaked portions, and lusterless palette of brown, tan and white. Yet those homely qualities are precisely what makes it so appealing, and why St. Patrick’s Day (celebrated this Friday) proves a welcome vehicle to push it to the culinary forefront. So instead of fiddling with your camera phone, here's where to use your instagramming hand to hoist a pint of Guinness and a hunk...
Having had a hand in literally building the city—immigrating to New York in waves since the dawn of the 19th century—Irish settlers have contributed a lot more to the Brooklyn way of life than just Jameson and Guinness. They’ve also created some of the most convivial establishments to drink them in. And while a lamentable majority of the borough’s most beloved public houses have vanished, a fair number remain, many dating back 80 years or...
Now that International Women's Day has passed, it's time to dedicate our celebratory efforts to St. Patrick's Day. It's next Thursday, so you've got a solid week to indulge in all things Irish, and by that we mean Whiskey. So why not whiskey fused with ice cream, in flights? St. Paddy's day aside, this, to me, sounds like an evergreen treat. It will never be a bad idea. And now OddFellows has done us all the favor...
This past Sunday afternoon, I caught the B67 bus on the corner of 7th Avenue and Union Street in Park Slope, en route to what remained of Brooklyn’s St. Patrick’s Day parade festivities. The yearly march down Prospect Park West begins, like many, with a 9am mass, then by 4pm quickly transitions into a full on, suds-soaked beer bash. Belligerent revelers have been known to spill out of neighborhood bars big and small, gripping styrofoam...

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