Saturday, March 17, 2012

Happy and Sweet Saint Patty's Day!

Happy Saint Patty's Day everyone! Hope you're all having a great time and enjoying this gorgeous day we're having.  As you've probably noticed, everyone's in the spirit of celebrating St. Patty's and in its honor, I wanted to highlight a few fun things you can do to ring it in, Astoria style!

La Guli
- Get a delicious St. Patty's Day cupcake or a green linzer tart, made special just for today.  Personally, I indulged in a deliciously crunchy on the outside, soft and chewy on the inside Irish soda bread (pictured above).  The cupcakes are only $1.75 and the Irish soda bread will set you back a mere $1.25.  29-15 Ditmars Blvd, Astoria.  718.728.5612

Veslo - Even though they're far from Irish, who's to say they don't have the spirit.  In honor of this holiday, they're featuring green palacinke (crepes) $6, corned beef on rye sandwich $8, corned beef & cabbage $12 and plenty of drinks to get you in the mood, such as Guinness $4, Jameson $3, Irish Car Bomb $5.  32-11 Broadway, Astoria.  718.728.0549

Queens Kickshaw - Always coming up with something a little different, Queens Kickshaw will have a special beer on tap from Flying Dog Brewery called the Lucky S.O.B.  I can't believe this, but it's actually brewed with hand-picked four-leaf clovers. Far out!  40-17 Broadway, Astoria.  718.777.0913

Bear - These guys are doing it right with their cocktail menu tonight from 6 - 10:30 p.m. when they'll be serving $4 shots of Jameson and $5 Guinness.  In addition to these staples, they're awesome at specialty drinks, which I highly urge you to try such as the American Pickleback, My Cherry Tomato Sweetheart (with citrus vodka, tequila, iced pickle cherry tomato), and much more.  12-14 31st Avenue, Astoria.  917.396.4939

Studio Square - Or if you're an all night partier, don't miss Studio Square's St. Patty's Day celebration with a live DJ, and "lucky charms" specials such as a pitcher of Killians Irish Red and 3 shots of Jameson for $18.  And don't forget about $2 shots of Jamo as well!  35-33 36th Street, Astoria.  718.383.1001 

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