Greater Hancock Park area businesses will be celebrating St. Patrick’s Day all weekend with special menus, green treats and typical Irish fare. Here are a few ways you can engage in the celebration – whether you are Irish or not. Because of course, on St. Patrick’s Day, everyone’s Irish.
Starting with a local business that does Irish everyday of the year…
Irish Import Shop – 742 Vine Street (north of Melrose)
Tea, Candy, Dry Mixes, Scones, Irish Soda Bread, T-shirts, etc. This is the place to get all your St. Patrick’s Day/Irish items. Plus, they’ll be having a sidewalk sale on Saturday for some deeper discounts on popular goods.
Website – Irish Import Shop
Lindy & Grundy – 801 North Fairfax Avenue (north of Melrose)
This area favorite butcher’s shop specializes in local, pasteurized, organic meats. St. Patrick’s Day presents the opportunity to focus on an Irish favorite, corned beef. Starting Saturday, March 15, Lindy & Grundy will have a house-made corned beef from at $15 a pound just in time for the holiday. Guests can purchase the beef uncooked with step by step instructions for at home preparation.
Website – Lindy & Grundy
Short Order has a special menu on tap for St. Patrick’s Day…stop by for traditional Irish eats, including Corned Beef and Cabbage, Shepard’s Pie and Irish Soda Bread; plus, special Irish cocktails (not sure they serve these on the Emerald Isle, but they sound great…including a Stout Beer Float). Irish menu available Monday, March 17 only…11a-10p. Irish soda bread also available at Short Cake on Monday for home celebrations.
Website – Short Order
We can always count on the Farmer’s Market to celebrate – and this year is no exception. Special St. Patrick’s Day festivities include a strolling bagpiper, Irish folk music and green beer. Always a fun place to get your Irish on.
Website – Farmer’s Market
Tom Bergin’s – 840 South Fairfax Avenue
Doors open Saturday & Sunday, March 15 & 16 at 11am with 4 outdoor bars, a beer truck, and food. Monday the 17th, Bergin’s kicks off the day at 6am, the outdoor festivities begin at 11am.
Website – Tom Bergin’s