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.