St. Patrick’s Day is today, which means that it’s only a matter of time before we’re deluged with green beer, green bagels, and those seasonal, green-tinged “Shamrock Shakes” from McDonald’s. Shudder. Erin Go Blah.
But if Brooklyn’s unflagging obsession with kale is any indication, it’s really entirely easy to go green during the convivial, Irish holiday without OD’ing on artificial flavors and dyes. So take a cue from the naturally celebratory fava bean guacamole at Xixa or lime tarragon sorbet at Oddfellows this year, and for St. Patrick’s sake, give those Green #3-injected Dunkin’ Donuts a pass.