Thursday, March 12, 2015

St. Patrick's Day Specials at Atlanta Restaurants on and Around March 17

Atlantans love reveling in St. Patrick’s Day festivities and so do area restaurants. What luck! Many eateries are Dublin’ down to carry their St. Pat’s-themed menus and drinks over the days encircling March 17.
 On Tuesday, March 17 Atkins Park Restaurant & Bar in Virginia-Highland is shamrockin' with drink specials and an Irish chef's menu featuring corned beef and cabbage ($12), shepherd's pie ($14), bangers and mash ($14) and bread pudding ($5). Impatient? They’ll let you order off the chef’s menu on Saturday, March 14. Bantam + Biddy (Ansley, Crescent, Lenox Square, Avalon) sets Irish eyes a smiling over Guinness and shots of Jameson Irish Whiskey ($4 each) and Guinness with a Jameson Shorty ($6). Corned beef and cabbage sliders are $3 each. Enjoy this three-day Irish fling March 14-17.
The whole Communitas Hospitality clan o’ restaurants -- 10th& PiedmontG's Midtown and HOBNOB Neighborhood Tavern-- goes a wee bit Irish March 13-17. Menu additions include green beer ($3), Irish Car Bombs ($6) and traditional corned beef and cabbage with sliced, slow-braised beef brisket and chopped cabbage served with golden potatoes and baby carrots, all roasted in Harp Irish Lager. FLIP burger boutique whips up a special St. Pat’s craft milkshake that’s only available March 16-22. The Lucky Charms Shake ($5) blends vanilla ice cream and Lucky Charms cereal and tops the works with vanilla foam and cereal pieces. Pick this rare-as-a-four-leaf-clover treat at all FLIP locations.

An Atlanta tradition since 1979, Johnny’s Hideaway in Buckhead pours on the St. Paddy’s charm with complimentary corned beef and cabbage and emerald green shooters from 6-7 p.m. on March 17. Leprechaun lore -- a couple of shooters does wonders for your Irish jig, and Johnny’s is open ‘til the wee hours to accommodate the fancy footwork.

Three’s the charm for lucky folks dining at Milton’s Cuisine & Cocktails over March 13-17. Choose from a trio of Irish specials: beef, barley and Guinness soup; cornbread-crusted cod with buttermilk mashed potatoes and creamed bacon-braised cabbage; and brown ale-braised lamb shank with mushroom-barley risotto, roasted pearl onions and natural jus.

Be a lepRAchaun and rollick with day-long specials on March 17 at RA Sushi Bar Restaurant in Midtown. St. Pat’s Day sippers include green hot sake ($2), Jameson shots ($4), Kirin and Kirin Light ($5) and multiple cocktail specials such as the Kuronama Car Bomb ($6) with Asahi Kuronama, Jameson Irish Whiskey and Bailey's Irish Cream; Midori margaritas ($5); and an Emerald Punch of vodka, Midori Melon liqueur, pineapple juice, lemon sour and orange juice garnished with orange slices and cherries ($14).

You are the lucky rainbow’s end when you order St. Patrick's Day necessities from Whole Foods Market and have Instacartdeliver to your door. Be it an Irish feast of prepared foods or libations and decorations for your shamrock shindig, Whole Foods covers all, delivers all.

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