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St. Patrick's Day

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2014

    How Green Was My Cookie! Healthy Baked Goods From Green Plate Foods

    While I certainly consumed a lot of emerald-colored food and drink in celebration of St. Patrick's Day, most of what I ate and drank wasn't "green" in the sense of healthful. Nothing like, that is to say, the offerings at Green Plate Foods, which reached out to me a few days before St. Paddy's with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2014

    Got Corned Beef? Here Are 5 Delicious Ways to Use The Leftovers

    One of the best things about St. Patty's Day -- besides the green beer, Irish soda bread, and pistachio cake that you convinced yourself was an acceptable breakfast -- is most definitely corned beef and cabbage. Though it's about as Irish as spaghetti, the dish has become a Saint Patrick's Day tradi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2014

    The 5 Best Things to Eat or Drink This Weekend: Wear Your Green & Drink Green Beer

    2nd Haak Madeira Food Truck, Art and Culinary Festival @ Haak Vineyard & Winery Saturday, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. 6310 Avenue T., Santa Fe Spend your Saturday at Haak Vineyard & Winery during the 2nd Haak Madeira Food Truck, Art and Culinary Festival. Angie's Cake, Mom & Eddie's, Foreign Policy and Speers ... More >>

  • Culture

    March 13, 2014

    The 2014 Houston St. Patrick's Day Guide

    Where to get your green beers and more this year.

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2014

    An Irish Cocktail With The Taste of Texas

    Jameson Irish Whiskey and Q Ginger Ale with a slice of Texas grapefruit isn't just for St. Patrick's Day.

  • Culture

    March 6, 2014

    The 2014 Houston St. Patrick's Day Guide

    Where to get your green beers and more this year.

  • Calendar

    March 6, 2014
  • Blogs

    August 30, 2013

    2 Gingers Cherry Rickey Cocktail (Slightly Adapted)

    I have yet to buy a single Christmas present, but I already know what I will be drinking next St. Patrick's Day. You can see my priorities. These past six months I've been on a bit of whiskey kick, forcing myself to look beyond my old favorite, Jameson, and expand my palate. I survived (and thr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2013

    What To Do With GREEN Maraschino Cherries?

    Short, lazy answer: Stick them in your cupboard and wait for St. Patrick's Day. Not good enough, and besides, I'm too impatient. I know there's a better way to use the 50-cent jar of green maraschino cherries I recently picked up at HEB, which like, Randall's, offers a hefty display of discounted ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2013

    Top 10 Bars, Clubs & Ice Houses In Montrose

    As our sister blog Eating...Our Words does, from time to time Rocks Off will be giving your our picks for the top taverns in various Houston-area neighborhoods. Of course, the lines can be porous, but here anything with a TABC license that cannot reasonably be considered either a restaurant, coffeeh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2013

    Diana Quinn: You're Once, Twice, Three Times Convicted (of DWI)

    This past weekend was St. Patrick's Day, one of the drink-iest "holidays" of the year. And while we did not drink green beer, we did celebrate with green-ish margaritas because there is no better place to be on St. Patrick's Day than a Tex-Mex joint, just as there is no better place to be on Cinco d ... More >>

  • Culture

    March 14, 2013

    St. Paddy’s Day Celebrations

    Don your best Irish brogue and dust off your lucky shamrock.

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2013

    Pregame for St. Patty's Day with The Irish Blonde Cocktail

    With less than a week to go until Saint Patrick's Day, it's time to start taste-tasting mixed drinks so on the day-of you can mask your alcoholism with sophisticated cocktail selections. You're not fooling anyone if you belly up to the bar and request an Irish Car Bomb nor will you turn any heads ... More >>

  • Culture

    March 7, 2013

    Saint Patrick's Day Guide

    Our lucky guide to a green world of pubs and parades

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2013

    Faking It: Make Your Own McDonald's Shamrock Shake at Home

    Springtime and St. Patrick's Day are just around the corner. Take one look at the McDonald's menu and you will realize that it is indeed that time of year -- the Shamrock Shake is back. This bright green minty-vanilla milkshake has been offered around St. Patrick's Day since the '70s. I always get ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 14, 2012
  • News

    March 29, 2012

    In Search of Spring Break

    Looking for booze, babes and beach parties on Galveston Island

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2012

    The Best of SXSW Music: Saturday 3/17/2012

    So, we come to it: the end of all things. Four days of madness, Doritos, Skrillex and finally, St. Patrick's Day. Before we bid SXSW 2012 farewell, allow us to share our favorite moments from SXSW day four. Later, we'll let you know which shows weren't so hot. Find our favorites below, and if there ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2012

    Upcoming Events: Just Say No to Green Beer and Cancer

    Instead of chugging crappy green beer for St. Patrick's Day (which is tomorrow, in case you missed the memo), here are three other suggestions that don't suck: Barbecue guru Neil "Bigmista" Strawder is returning home to Galveston tomorrow for a charity barbecue at St. Augustine of Hippo, the oldest ... More >>

  • Culture

    March 15, 2012

    Pot o' Parties

    Follow the rainbow to these golden St. Patrick's Day events.

  • Calendar

    March 15, 2012
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    March 15, 2012
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    March 15, 2012
  • Culture

    March 8, 2012

    Pot o' Parties

    Follow the rainbow to these golden St. Patrick's Day events.

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2012

    This Week in Deliciousness

    Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating Our Words, where we've just discovered the wonders of Biscoff Spread and now it's all over, as far as losing weight is concerned. And I thought Nutella was addictive, holy shit. It straight-up tastes like cookies, y'all. I'm dead. I'm so dead. We st ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2011

    Lamb Cakes and Leprechauns: Holiday Cake Heebie-Jeebies

    Please, don't cut me!​Many holiday traditions are built around food. One of my family's traditions is lamb cake. As far back as I can remember, lamb cake has been a part of our Easter festivities. It is always plain white cake, with cream-cheese frosting and green-dyed coconut grass. Even aft ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2011

    The Storied Shamrock Hotel: UH Opens Its Digital Vaults

    ​The University of Houston's Digital Library has put together a collection of menus, programs and other material from the legendary Shamrock Hotel, which stood near where the Medical Center is today and was a little bit of Vegas in Space City. The library worked with the school's Hospitality ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2011

    Comment of the Day: West U Tuba Player Edition

    ​We have some great commenters here on Hair Balls, and it's time we paid some damn attention to them. So we'll be highlighting a Comment of the Day each morning, from the previous day's work. Maybe two comments, even. This will all be determined by a highly rigorous scientific formula involv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2011

    A Musical History Of The Color Green

    ​It's St. Patrick's Day, and as many of you have discovered, it is the only day out of the year when our normally free and enlightened society requires you to wear a certain color lest sudden and shocking violence be inflicted upon you. Every year on March 17, pinch-related emergency room visi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2011

    Irish Whiskey: Keep It Simple for St. Pat's

    Turner recommends Jameson Gold, if you can afford a glass.​Don't gild the lily tonight when you're celebrating St. Patrick's Day. That's the advice of whiskey connoisseur and former front-of-house man for Branch Water Tavern, the effusive Evan Turner. "Keep it simple. Drink it neat. Those pro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2011

    Beyond Green Beer: St. Patrick's Day Dining

    blog.sandraisawesome.info​There will be plenty of St. Patrick's Day shenanigans going on all around town this Thursday. But if you're looking for more than a dyed-green tongue and a chicken tender basket, we've listed a few (slightly) more original offerings below. Azuma Sushi & Robata Bar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2011

    Ten Vintage St. Patrick's Day Cards with a Modern Twist

    Thursday is St. Patrick's Day, a day in which everyone can become Jose O'Gonzalez or Ron O'Kopecky if they wish as the world turns Irish for once a year to commemorate Saint Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. Most people who will be tipping a glass or soiling a toilet on March 17 will have no i ... More >>

  • Culture

    March 10, 2011

    In a Pinch?

    We've got you covered this St. Paddy's Day.

  • Calendar

    March 10, 2011
  • Blogs

    March 8, 2011

    99-Cent Flat-Screen TVs: What Could Go Wrong?

    No cutting....​If you've got a spare $1.07 (or is it $1.08? We're not sure if they round up or down), then you can get yourself a new flat-screen TV this St. Patrick's Day. Warning: You may have to wait in line for a while. The 99 Cents Only chain -- surely one of the best 99-cent chains out ... More >>

  • Culture

    March 3, 2011

    In a Pinch?

    We've got you covered this St. Paddy's Day.

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2011

    Shiftwork Bites: Corned Beef and Cabbage

    ​A while back, I mentioned that a lot of my Shiftwork Bites menus have been drifting toward comforting, one-pot concoctions during what passes for winter in Houston. For the most part, that's held true. Every once in a while, though, I can't leave well enough alone. Take the corned beef and ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 26, 2010
  • Blogs

    August 25, 2010

    Stirred & Shaken: The Dubliner's Strawberry Pamcake

    Troy Fields ​If you go out on St. Patty's Day or New Year's Eve, you'll encounter hordes of unseasoned drinkers. They're an irritating but forgivable element of the high-drinking holidays. But what possesses a lightweight to push it past the point of no dignity before 10 p.m. on an August Tues ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 11, 2010

    Linda Fairstein: Hell Gate

    There aren't enough lucky shamrocks in the world to help the characters at the center of this thriller

  • Calendar

    March 11, 2010

    Houston Press St. Patty's Day Ballyhoo Bash

    Who cares if you're Irish, let's party!

  • Calendar

    March 11, 2010

    The Boondock Saints 10th Anniversary

    A decade later, the blood splatters just fine

  • Calendar

    March 4, 2010

    Flying Saucer's St. Patrick's Day Glass Night

    You gotta have somewhere to put all that green beer, don't you?

  • Calendar

    February 18, 2010

    Band of the Irish Guards

    These musician-soldiers go from the stage to the battleground and back again

  • Music

    February 4, 2010

    Whiskey in the Jar

    The Blaggards warm up for an Irish tour by rocking the Rory Miggins Memorial Irish Stew Cook-Off.

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2009

    SXSW: Day One In Pictures

    Good morning! We've just added a slideshow featuring many of the bands who played SXSW yesterday (March 18, you remember, the day after St. Patrick's Day). Have a gander at them, won't you?

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2009

    Have a Beer, It's St. Patrick's Day!

    Green beer may be your thing, but this pint of Harp and Guinness "half and half" looks pretty good to me. At the Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery on Highway 6 green beer and a corned beef and cabbage dinner are among the St. Patrick's Day Specials being offered today. And Guinness and Harp are always on tap ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2007

    No Fun

    Let's just say this was the least interesting image we found when Googling "Jameson." Tom Horan is one of the last of the old-time PR guys in Houston — he made his bones hyping the faux-Vegas glitz of the old Shamrock Hotel. For the past 15 years or so, he's had a tradition tied to St. Pat ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 16, 2006
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    March 16, 2006
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