Aye: Even More St. Patrick's Day Treats

Oh, these'll get your Irish up, alright

Because you’re right – I did sound a righteous huzzah about a small array of St. Patrick’s Day events, just a few days ago. This is a But Wait, There’s More situation here. Gonna list a few extra options for your Wednesday, March 17th entertainment value – just as soon as I put the kibosh on this goddam leprechaun that’s, ah, always after me lucky charms … ?

Austin Beerworks x Austin Oyster Company = OMG, YES

Your friends at Austin Beerworks are releasing their 13 Leaf Clover Hoppy Irish Stout at 4pm on St. Pat’s Day, which, tell you what, is already reason enough for a visit. But the Austin Oyster Company will be brightening the parking lot, too, serving up everybody’s favorite aphrodisiacal mollusks ($21 for six, $42 for a dozen), and there’ll be lots of outdoor seating. And, they’re insisting, “dry stouts are the perfect partner for briny oyster flavors.” Reckon you might concur …

You didn't know there are tigers in Ireland? Really? What do you think replaced all those snakes? Right, maybe we're just J/K … but there are few things as serious, foodwise, as the St. Patrick's Day specials coming up at Austin's Easy Tiger. Listen: Their Corned Beef on Rye is made with Hill Country rye, hand-cut corned beef, housemade mustard, melted leeks, and cabbage. Yeah, baby – and you can wash that savory goodness down with some Irish coffee or what they call an Irish Goodbye (Jameson whiskey, lemon, sugar, and ginger beer). On March 17th, while supplies last ...

Oh, aaaaand LeAnn & Ali of la Barbecue fame are hosting a Red Rocket Wiener Wagon popup Wednesday night (6-9pm) at Low Down Lounge (that's at 1412 E. Sixth, of course), serving up those red hot weiners alongside frozen cocktails fit for an emerald evening of tasty fun …

Ahhh, that Barton Springs Road bastion of cidery goodness – you know: Eastciders! – is featuring pints of their Green Original Cider for just $4 all day long on March 17. And you know St. Patrick had a thing for apples, right?

Freebirds World Burrito has those giant spinach tortillas for wrapping their burritos with, as ever, and that lovely green hue certainly fits the whole Irish-like paradigm of this holiday, right? Even better: On March 17, you can get free queso added to whatever entree you buy. (Note: No, the queso isn’t green; it’s the usual tasty & pale yellow.) But maybe you don’t want free queso – or anything that’s got dairy to it? Hell, you’d totally rather have some free guacamole with that entree? Done and done, amigo, done and done!

By now it’s too late to order up some fine Irish vittles from Ice Pick’s Pies – *sigh* – but do check out what The Cupcake Bar’s got going on with their St. Patrick’s Day Cupcake Kits – fluffy-scrumptious flavors of green velvet, chocolate Guinness, whiskey chocolate, salted caramel, and more – and consider having yourself a good cakey time this Wednesday …

You may know that the Barr Mansion has opened its lovely grounds to the public each Wednesday for hours of nomming and mingling, picnicwise. But did you know that this Wednesday they’ll have a foine St. Patrick’s Day celebration going on, with bangers-and-mash pizza, Irish music, and … OK, wanna guess what color the beer is gonna be? No, not blue. No, no, definitely not purple. And orange is right out. And – what’s that? The beer is gonna be green, you think? OMG, you total psychic! Gonna have to call you Nostradamus Junior …

Golden Ratio, the local company that offers a distinctive ultra-light roast of coffee, has joined with local healthy AF food emporium Picknik for a “Pot of Gold” giveaway. What you do: Enter the code GOLDENTICKET when you make a purchase of Golden Ratio coffee on their website between now and St. Patrick’s Day, and if your number comes up, saints preserve you, you’ll win a Fellow kettle, three bags of that gold brew coffee, and a plethora of Picknik creamers …

Trudy’s Tex Mex is fluffing up the promotional heather, too, at both the North and South locations, with drink specials all this week (through March 21) – we especially recommend the green chili-infused Altos frozen ‘rita – and, on Wednesday, aye, there’ll be some live Irish tunage to complement your imbibing …

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