A Taste of St. Patrick’s Day

Posted: March 16th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: Casual/Pub Food, Event, Marblehead, Marketplace, Salem | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

Looking for a place to hoist a pint or satisfy your craving for corned beef and cabbage this St. Patrick’s Day? The North Shore has no shortage of pubs, some of them doubtlessly serving green beer, so there will be plenty of places to get your Irish on this Tuesday, but we thought we’d give you the heads up on a few events that might tickle your taste buds.

From 3:00 p.m. till 6:00 p.m. Shubie’s Marketplace in Marblehead will feature a tasting of Guinness along with a couple of Irish cheddars from Cahill’s Dairy, including their fantastic porter-infused cheddar, and offering special discounts on everything being sampled. Chef Lynne’s kitchen will also be serving up Irish-inspired goodies.

Shubie’s Market Place
16 Atlantic Ave. Marblehead

If you’re looking for heartier fare, Tavern at the Hawthorne Hotel is offering several dinner specials; Guinness Beef Stew ($6), Corned Beef and Cabbage with Mustard Sauce and Red Bliss Potatoes ($13), Roasted Salmon with Dill Hollandaise, Roasted Potatoes, Green Beans ($15), Irish Cheddar Cheeseburger with Bacon ($10), and a Bailey’s Torte with Mint Ice Cream ($6)

Hawthorne Hotel
18 Washington Square West, Salem

Or if live Irish music is more your scene, both Sweeney’s Retreat in Marblehead and Rockafellas in Salem will be serving it up with savory corned beef and cabbage all day.

Sweeney’s will be dishing out the traditional eats from 11:30 a.m. until 9:30 p.m. and will feature live Irish music from 6:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Rockafellas will be serving from 1:00 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. with live Irish bands starting at 4:00 pm.

Sweeney’s Retreat
18 Atlantic Ave., Marblehead
781 631-6469

231 Salem St., Salem