Seeing Green: Things to Do for St. Patrick’s Day in Boston

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Things to Do for St. Patrick’s Day in Boston

We’ve been seeing a lot of colors lately flashing over our screens but nothing will stop us from seeing green and only GREEN on St. Patrick’s Day here in Boston! Green is in our blood and we are ready to celebrate and have some (safe) fun. Even though the infamous South Boston St. Patrick’s Day Parade is being cancelled for the second consecutive year due to COVID-19, Boston restaurants and business owners have come up with some creative ways for locals to still celebrate this holiday both virtually and in-person. We hope you’ll join in on the fun!

St. Patrick’s Day Dinner for Four from Flour Bakery

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Our beloved Sweet & Savory South End Tour partner, Flour Bakery, has you all set for a fun and festive St. Patrick’s Day meal ready-to-go! For $95 they are offering a delicious dinner featuring St. Patrick’s Day fare. Once you place your order you can pick it up on Saturday, March 13th at their local pop-up location in Charlestown at the Boys & Girls Club located at 15 Green St.

Each dinner package serves four and includes:

-Corned Beef Pot Pie with cabbage, yukon potato, pearl onions (w/o nuts)
-Roasted Mushroom & Barley Soup with swiss chard, spring herbs (veg, w/o nuts) – 1 quart
-8 Shamrock Mint Oreos
-Mix-Your-Own Cranberry Grapefruit Seltzer: cranberry + grapefruit syrup mix + 2 seltzers

Virtual Irish Whiskey Tasting & BBQ Dinner with The Smoke Shop

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Join The Smoke Shop on March 16th for a virtual interactive cocktail demo, Irish whiskey tasting, and BBQ dinner with special guest Alex Thibault from West Cork Distillers. Everyone will get together via Zoom and taste their way through a special selection of some of Ireland’s best whiskeys while learning a little bit about the brand and culture. All of this will be happening while enjoying delicious barbecue from The Smoke Shop. You can choose from two Pit Boss packages: one including ribs, pulled pork and burnt ends, and the other including wings, pulled chicken and brisket. You also have a choice of four locations to pick your grub up from. The event costs $65 and is sure to have you feeling festive this St. Patrick’s Day!

Irish Dinner Dine-In or Takeout at The Beehive

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St. Patrick’s is always a great tradition at The Beehive and this year is no different. They welcome you to celebrate at the restaurant with next level Irish fare, libations and music (not live this year because of COVID-19 rules), or take the party home with their to-go meal package and beverage offerings! On Tuesday, March 17th, they’re teaming up with Harpoon Brewery and Tullamore Dew Irish Whiskey to bring you a full-on Irish experience, but they also have happenings the weekend prior if you want to get to celebrating a bit early. They will be going green early and transforming their space into an Irish pub the weekend before St. Patrick’s Day to get the spirit. The weekend of March 14th and 15th, they’re offering a traditional Irish breakfast for brunch and a hearty lamb stew for dinner each night. If you are ordering takeout, be sure to place your order by the 15th!

St. Paddy’s Day Fixings from The South End Buttery

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Another one of our beloved Sweet & Savory South End Tour partners, The South End Buttery, is offering a St. Paddy’s Day takeout menu ranging from Guinness Beef Pot Pie to Bourbon Croissant Bread Pudding and so much in-between. This delicious spread is available through Sunday, March 14, so order soon to get all your holiday fixings! From homemade corned beef with cabbage, carrots and potatoes and an Irish whiskey flight to Guinness beef pot pies, take-n-bake sticky toffee pudding and Irish soda bread, they’ve got you covered. Click here to place your order for delivery or pick-up and enjoy the luck of the Irish!

Self-Guided Walk of The Irish Heritage Trail

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If you’d like to get outside and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this year with a side of history, then enjoy a self-guided walk along the Irish Heritage Train that goes from The Fens to Faneuil Hall. You’ll walk in the footsteps of Irish immigrants and their descendants along this trail comprised of 20 landmarks and learn about Irish-American sculptors, poets, veterans and politicians – such as John F. Kennedy and James Michael Curley. Self-guided trail maps can be obtained at the Boston Common Visitor Information Center at 139 Tremont Street, Boston.

Virtual Core & Pour Workshop with the Wellness Blueprint 

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If you want to keep the St. Patrick’s celebration going an extra day then you’re in luck! The Wellness Blueprint is hosting a creative event called Core & Pour on Thursday, March 18th from 7-8pm EST. This workshop is with master mixologist and Backbar owner, Sam Treadway. He will teach you the step by step process to make the Wellness Blueprint Signature cocktail with on-hand ingredients or you can receive the full experience with their pre-order kit. Wear your stretchy pants to participate in the interactive core challenges after each mixing step. Yup, that’s right, we said core! The signature cocktail, in honor of St. Patrick’s Day, is an Irish Mule and we can’t wait to raise our glasses! Tipping is encouraged and mocktail options are available.

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