Food Drink Report

St. Patrick’s Day drink and eat round up in Los Angeles

Luckily St. Patrick’s Day falls on a Saturday this year. So get your green on, it’s time to party (but be sure to leave your Sunday open for the aftermath). Here is a quick round up of where to drink and eat on St. Patrick’s Day in Los Angeles.

Surly Goat, a craft beer bar in West Hollywood is opening their doors early starting at 11 AM offering drink specials, Irish beers, and whiskeys. Food from Bangers & Smashed (vegan options available) will be served at 12 PM. 7929 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90046. 323-650-4628.

Public School No. 612 in downtown Los Angeles will be opened at noon with drink specials like $4 Guinness pints and food specials like Rubin Dagwood style all day. Drink specials will also be available on Friday night for the folks that want to celebrate a day early. 612 South Flower St., Los Angeles, CA 90017. 213-623-1172.

Join Magnolia Bakery on St. Patrick’s Day for their specially themed treats. From the St. Patrick’s Day Cupcakes ($3.50) – vanilla and chocolate cupcakes with vanilla and chocolate buttercream, decorated with luck-of-the-Irish shamrocks and clovers(also available in an assortment) to the Pistachio Cupcakes ($3.50) a pistachio cupcake with pistachio meringue buttercream to the St. Patrick’s Day Shortbread Cookies Dipped in Chocolate ($7.00/bag) a lemon shortbread cookie dipped in creamy chocolate and decorate with green and white non-pariels. Now guests can enjoy their St. Patty’s Day treats in the new outdoor seating area as well. 8389 West 3rd St., Los Angeles, CA 90048. 323-951-0636.

Chef Jessica Christensen of City Tavern in Culver City will be preparing special dishes such as corned beef hash and honeyed whiskey bread pudding with stout caramel in honor of St. Patrick’s Day. The bar will have a free beer taster with a shot of Tullamore Dew Irish Whiskey and other Irish specialty beers on tap and in bottles. City Tavern opens at 12:30 PM with a full bar while the restaurant kitchen opens at 3:30 PM. A hangover lunch and beer special will also be available on Sunday. 9739 Culver Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232. 310-838-9739.

Rush Street in Culver City will be celebrating St. Patty’s by playing Irish folk and rock music. Offering Irish beers, whiskeys, shots and themed cocktails, drinking starts at 10:30 AM. 9546 Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA, 90232. 310-837-9546.

Napa Valley Grille in Westwood is offering a one-day only cocktail, the Shamrocker ($10) – made with Mint Bourbon, white chocolate, Irish whiskey, and coffee, topped with green Crème de Menthe whipped cream. 1100 Glendon Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90024. 310-824-3232.

M Cafe, a restaurant focused on being nutritionally and environmentally friendly, will be serving their signature Organic Green Lemonade made with Kale Juice at a discounted price in both Hollywood and Beverly Hills locations all day. Beverly Hills: 9433 Brighton Way, Beverly Hills, CA. 310-858-8459. Hollywood: 7119 Melrose Ave., Hollywood, CA 90046. 323-525-0588.

Lola’s West Hollywood is offering Lola’s Lucky Charm Martini made with Pinnacle Marshmallow Vodka, splash of rock candy, and Half & Half in a Lucky Charm cereal rimmed glass topped with Lucky Charm cereal marshmallows on Saturday. If you’re up to it, return on Sunday for their “Kiss Me I’m … Hungover Irish Brunch.” For $17, guests will get Irish Oatmeal with butter and brown sugar, two eggs, Irish sausage and bacon, grilled tomato, corned beef with O’Brian potatoes hash, two Bailey’s Irish cream hotcakes, and their choice of: green beer, Lucky Charm Martini or the “Four Leaf Clover” mimosa. 945 North Fairfax Ave., West Hollywood, CA 90046. 323-654-5652.

  • Lorin Morgan-Richards

    Move over St. Pat’s, the Welsh are gathering in town!

    A Raven Above Press presents the 2013 Los Angeles St. David’s Day Festival – National Day of Wales on March 3, 2013 at the Barnsdall Art Park, 4800 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90027.

    The celebration begins at 2pm with a Druid blessing, followed by a screening of the rare 1962 short film ‘Dylan Thomas’ starring Richard Burton. After this there will be a
    performance by the Welsh Choir of Southern California, Paul Child (from
    Cardiff), and in her debut North American appearance – Welsh soprano and harpist
    Siobhan Owen.

    Siobhan Owen was born in North Wales, and moved to Australia when she was 2 years old. A classically trained singer from the age of 9, Siobhan also turns her haunting soprano voice and gentle harp playing to a repertoire of traditional Celtic songs. She has
    received prestigious awards for both her classical and Celtic singing.

    Outside the concert
    from 10am to 6pm visitors will be delighted in a free Celtic Marketplace, Welsh
    food, languages classes by Swansea instructor Jason Shepherd, workshops, Welsh
    Corgi lecture, Kids Crafts, and the LA Eisteddfod featuring poetry,
    storytelling, readings and performance. Also we will be promoting artists from
    both Wales and the US in a special book release party on Welsh nursery rhymes
    written by Llanelli born author Peter Anthony Freeman and including works by
    Nathan Wyburn (Abergavenny) and Anthony Richards (Ammanford), among others.

    There is really no better place to celebrate the history and accomplishments of Welsh-Americans then at Barnsdall Art Park. Designed by Welsh-American architect Frank Lloyd Wright, the park is nestled atop a shaded hill and away from the city bustle,
    with a clear view of the Hollywood sign in Griffith Park (named for Welsh
    philanthropist Griffith J. Griffith).

    For more information, please visit our website:

  • Justin Farber

    2013 Event Update!
    This is FREE and open to the public!

    11:00 AM – 6:00 PM

    L.A. LIVE, in collaboration with the City of Los Angeles, is bringing the 3rd annual St. Patrick’s Day Festival and celebration to Nokia Plaza L.A. LIVE. This event will honor the Los Angeles Fire Department Historical Society. Join us for live entertainment including traditional Irish music and dancing, Irish food & beverages, a green beer garden and much more!

    – Live Irish Rock Entertainment
    – L.A. Clippers @ STAPLES Center 12:30pm pre & post-game festivities
    – L.A. Lakers @ STAPLES Center 6:30pm pre-game festivities
    – Harley-Davidson Ride to L.A. LIVE (hundreds of motorcycles on Chick Hearn Court)
    – Special Guests and Appearances
    – Irish Food & Beverages
    – Additional special St. Patrick’s Day Festivities throughout L.A. LIVE!

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