By Jill Weinlein, 3/15/2012
To get into the true Irish spirit, Molly Malones is offering music throughout the day with special performances by bagpipe performer Thomas Allen at 12:30 p.m., Dan Conroy at 3 p.m., a tribute to the classic rock band Cream at 6:30 p.m. and The Black Shamrocks will perform at 9:30 p.m. 575 S. Fairfax Ave. (323)935-1577.
Public School 612
On March 16 from 4 p.m. to closing and March 17 from noon to closing, pints of Guinness are just $4. Moylan pints and Jameson Irish whiskey shots are $5. The special Car Bomb drink is $9. Featured food specials include a Ruben sandwich, Dagwood style ,and a chocolate pot de crème with Baileys whipped cream. Public School’s regular recess menu will not be offered on March 17. 612 S. Flower St. (213)623-1172.
Everyday Dillion’s is offering $3 pints. Enjoy a pint with their slow-cooked traditional Irish stew with lean lamb and chunks of carrots, celery, red potatoes and onions. Another favorite is the Guinness stout chili made with tender beef cooked in zesty Guinness-infused chili and garnished with sweet onions, sour cream and shredded cheese. Open 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. 6263 Hollywood Blvd. (323)315-9744.
The Peninsula Beverly Hills
On March 17, the “culinary luck of the Irish” will be offered at The Belvedere, The Club Bar and The Living Room. Try the Irish blonde cocktail with a traditional meal of Irish potato and parsnip soup, traditional corned beef and cabbage and a chocolate Guinness cake with Baileys mousse and butterscotch ice cream: $38 for lunch and $49 for dinner. 9882 S. Santa Monica Blvd. (310)975-2736.
Nick + Stef’s Steakhouse
Irish charm overflows on March 15 through March 17 as diners celebrate by starting with Guinness and onion soup with an Irish cheddar crouton. Some of the main course highlights include a Dubliner stout grilled cheese and hearty corned beef sliders with pickled cabbage slaw and creamy potato purée. Round out the evening with a Guinness bread pudding with Jameson whiskey caramel and Remy gelato. Featured drinks are available for $5 on March 17. Guinness Stout is $8 and Irish coffee is $6.50. The fun begins at 3 p.m. to closing on March 15 and March 16. On St. Patrick’s Day, the party starts at 5 p.m. 330 S. Hope St. (213)680-0330.
The Four Seasons in Beverly Hills will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day starting at 4 p.m. on March 16 and March 17. Some of the Irish specialties include corned beef sliders with pickled cabbage, Guinness battered crispy fried oysters, Jameson Whiskey trifle with berries and whipped cream. Enjoy some of these dishes with an English Dram with fresh cucumber and gin. 300 S. Doheny Dr. (310)273-2222.
Come see the Music Center’s fountain turn green on March 12 through March 19. While there, enjoy a bite of Irish fare such as sweet potato Irish nachos with sweet potato fries, tomatoes, scallions and aged cheddar. Pinot Grill’s Irish fare includes cottage pie filled with ground beef and mashed potatoes baked with aged cheddar. The corned beef and sauerkraut sliders are served with an Irish honey and whiskey dressing. Drink Flash IPA for $5 or a Black & Tan for $5. Or toast to the Irish with Jameson Irish whiskey for $6. The celebration begins on March 15 through March 17. 135 N. Grand Ave. (213)872-3190.
Wine Dinner at Café del Rey
Oenophiles will enjoy Santa Barbara County’s Inception wines on Wed. March 21 at 6:30 p.m. Sip the winery’s signature Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Chef Daniel Roberts’ will prepare a four-course prix-fixe dinner for $75 per person. Some of the California-Mediterranean specialties include lobster ceviche, seared foie gras, Sonoma lamb and a whipped brie and vanilla mascarpone tart. A representative from Inception Wines will answer questions and offer tasting notes. Hors d’ oeuvres begin at 6:30 p.m. and dinner is served at 7 p.m. Tax and gratuity are not included. 4451 Admiralty Way (310)823-6395.
Healthy Irish Fare
LA’s beloved macrobiotic dining venue, M Cafe, celebrates the Irish holiday with an organic green lemonade (lemonade with fresh kale juice) for $3.75 all day long at both locations. 9433 Brighton Way (310)838-8459 and 7119 Melrose Ave. (323)525-0588.
A 10-course sweet and savory tasting menu will take place on March 22 at 6:30 p.m. Waylynn Lucas from Fonuts will work next to pastry chefs David Rodriguez, Kei Hasegawa, Ramon Perez and Carlos Enriquez to prepare this one-of-a-kind menu for $95. Optional wine and cocktail pairings available 10250 Santa Monica Blvd. R-2 (310)277-3770.
Farmers Market St. Pat’s Day
St. Patrick’s Day is being celebrated on Saturday, March 17 at the Original Farmers Market, including at Magee’s Kitchen, which will be serving the traditional Irish fare of corned beef, cabbage and potatoes, along with homemade horseradish. There will also be a strolling bagpiper performing Irish music from noon to 3 p.m., and Jerry McLean will perform Irish folk tunes from 6 to 10 p.m. on the West Patio.In addition, 326 and E.B.’s Beer & Wine, the bars of the Farmers Market, will be serving green beers and Irish brews. The original Farmers Market is located at 6333 W. 3rd St. For information, call (323)933-9211, or visit www.farmersmarketla.com.
Wood & Vine
Located inside the Taft building, Guinness drafts are only $5 on St. Patrick’s Day. The bar opens at 1 p.m. Remember that on Monday nights, Wood & Vine offers a three-course market dinner for $18. 6280 Hollywood Blvd. (323)334-3360.