Time to throw on the green to avoid getting pinched and settle down for the day at one of these celebratory stops where you can sip some green beer or a cocktail and find your own luck of the Irish.
First things first: the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade on Greenville Avenue. Now in its 39th year, it is the largest St. Patrick’s Day parade in the southwest with a two-mile parade route and over 100,000 in attendance.
The Grape restaurant located on Greenville Avenue will be closed that day, March 17, but you can visit them “down on the block” from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
“While it is a completely, off-the-charts crazy day for everyone involved, we have a blast,” says The Grape restaurant Chef/Owner Brian C. Luscher. “The annual St. Patrick's Day Block Party is a completely unique event that only happens in Dallas and only on Lower Greenville Avenue.”
Another option, if you are not parade-bound, could be LARK on the Park serving Corned Beef Eggs Benedict with a “fried” poached eggs and cottage potatoes during brunch for $15.
At Eatzi’s Market and Bakery, the St. Patrick’s Day menu offers a special holiday theme with an assortment of limited time items. Highlights include an Irish Soda Bread with plump raisins and caraway seeds, Chocolate Pistachio Mousse layered with white cake, Nutella croquante and chocolate ganache, or everyone’s favorite St. Patrick’s Oreos covered in chocolate and dressed for the occasion. All items are available for pick-up and you really don’t want to miss the corned beef, cabbage and potatoes available March 16 and 17.
The newest restaurant in the historic West End District, 3Eleven Kitchen & Cocktails will offer a variety of St. Patrick’s-themed dishes and drinks all day Saturday, March 17. Go for the Spud Flights for $9, along with discounted Irish Flights, Green Mimosas and Green Jello Shots.
If you are all about the drink for celebrating head to Moxie’s Grill & Bar and keep the green drinks flowing with an Avocado Gimlet. The Avocado Gimlet is a delectable blend of avocado, rosemary and olive infused gin, Apfelkorn, simple syrup and fresh pressed lime. The cocktail presents a unique take on a run-of-the-mill gimlet with its unique ingredients with a nice, frothy texture and flavor and a big nod to St. Patty’s Day.
You can’t find any better Irish Coffee than at Pappas Bros. Steakhouse made with Jameson Black Barrel, Amaro Montenegro, dark sugar blend, coffee and lightly whipped cream. This is the perfect concoction for St. Patrick’s Day.
At Pok the Raw Bar, the Golden Matcha is a creamy, energizing beverage packing in a load of benefits to indulge in for St. Patrick’s Day. Aside from offering your dose of green for the day (matcha) to avoid getting pinched, guests also get the pot of benefits from the “golden” milk that’s combined with the matcha. Ingredients include matcha, dates, almond milk and turmeric to leave you feeling great for the rest of the day’s festivities.
And who can pass up a St. Patrick’s Day Margarita? Try one of these Mexican staples at the corner of Dallas’ historic West End District, RJ Mexican Cuisine. You can have one of these St. Patrick’s Day Margaritas for $5 to celebrate the spirited holiday made with Midori Liquor, lime juice, top-shelf tequila and garnished with salt on the rim and a lemon wedge frozen or on the rocks.
Richardson’s favorite barbecue hot-spot, Ten50 BBQ, has you covered too with its recently launched flavorful cocktails to please any palate. The Drag It Through the Garden cocktail, in particular, is made with Beefeater Gin, cucumber, mint and agave nectar and is a refreshing St. Patty’s Day blend for $10.