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Oct 22, 2019








St. Patrick’s Day corned beef dinner at North Side Grille in Hudson. Courtesy photo.

Green cuisine
Where to go for St. Patty’s Day eats

By Angie Sykeny

 From traditional corned beef and cabbage dinners to green-themed pub crawls and cake classes, here are some local places where you can find St. Patty’s fare. All meals and events listed take place on St. Patrick’s Day, Friday, March 17, unless otherwise specified. For more bars and restaurants offering St. Patty’s nightlife and entertainment, see p. 52 in the Nite section.   

Restaurant specials & meals 
Alan’s of Boscawen (133 N. Main St., Boscawen, 753-6631, will have all-you-can-eat corned beef and cabbage, and other Irish specials from Friday, March 17, through Sunday, March 19. 
Auburn Pitts (167 Rockingham Road, Auburn, 622-6564, will have specials from Friday, March 17, through Sunday, March 19, including a colossal Reuben for $8.95 and corned beef with the trimmings for $10.95.
Cactus Jack’s (782 S. Willow St., Manchester, 627-8600; 1182 Union Ave., Laconia, 528-7800, and T-Bones (77 Lowell Road, Hudson, 882-6677; 25 S. River Road, Bedford, 641-6100; 39 Crystal Ave., Derry, 434-3200; 311 S. Broadway, Salem, 893-3444; 1182 Union Ave., Laconia, 528-7800, will offer a dinner special with corned beef and cabbage, sides and soda bread for $14.99 at all locations. 
Cheers (17 Depot St., Concord, 228-0180, will serve specials all day including corned beef and cabbage, corned beef sandwiches, pot o’ gold fries, Guinness Irish stew, Guinness cupcakes and beer and cocktail specials.
Copper Door (15 Leavy Drive, Bedford, 488-2677, will have specials including potato leek soup, Reuben and Guinness-braised corned beef, plus the martini of the month, a Guinness martini. 
Cork N Keg Grille (4 Essex Dr., Raymond, 244-1573, will have Irish whiskey, beer and food specials.
The Cozy Tea Cart (104 Route 13, Brookline, 249-9111, will have an Irish afternoon tea on Sunday, March 12, at 1 p.m., for $34.95. Registration is required. 
The Flying Goose Brew Pub & Grille (40 Andover Road, New London, 526-6899, will have Irish food specials including corned beef and cabbage.
Fody’s Tavern (9 Clinton St., Nashua, 577-9015, will host a St. Patrick’s Day beer dinner on Tuesday, March 14, at 4:30 p.m., featuring four dishes paired with Millyard Brewery beers. The cost is $45, and space is limited. Call to reserve. On St. Patrick’s Day, Fody’s will have specials all day, including Reuben and corned beef dinner. 
Gilmanton Winery (528 Meadow Pond Road, Gilmanton, 267-8251, will serve a special dinner, featuring Irish potato soup, pub salad, a choice of corned beef or baked stuffed haddock, and Irish whiskey cake. Cocktail hour will begin at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. The cost is $45. Reserve by March 14. 
Hooked Seafood Restaurant and Ignite Bar & Grille (110 Hanover St., Manchester, 606-1189; 100 Hanover St., 644-0064, will have a celebration featuring corned beef and other specials.
J. Michael’s Family Sports Pub (57 Rockingham Road, Windham, 894-0066, will serve corned beef and cabbage dinner all day. 
The Looney Bin (554 Endicott St. North, Laconia, 366-2300, will have a corned beef and cabbage dinner buffet all day, and specials on Guinness, Jameson, Paddy Irish Whiskey, Baileys and other Irish-inspired drinks. There will be a Paddy Irish Whiskey sampling and swag from 4 to 6 p.m. 
McGarvey’s Saloon (1097 Elm St., Manchester, 627-2721, will serve Guinness and corned beef all day, starting at 8 a.m. 
• Merrill’s Tavern and Stagecoach Grill (Atkinson Resort and Country Club, 85 Country Club Drive, Atkinson, 362-8700, will serve corned beef and cabbage from 4 to 10 p.m. 
Molly’s Tavern and Restaurant (35 Mont Vernon Road, New Boston, 487-1362, will serve corned beef and cabbage and other Irish dishes all day. 
New England’s Tap House Grille (1292 Hooksett Road, Hooksett, 782-5137,  will have specials all day including corned beef and cabbage, Guinness cake and Guinness stew, a beer and cheese board and New Hampshire craft beer specials. 
North Side Grille (323 Derry Road, Hudson, 886-3663, will offer corned beef dinner with all the sides on Friday, March 17, and Saturday, March 18. 
• Patrick’s Pub & Eatery (18 Weirs Road, Gilford, 293-0841, will have an Irish buffet, Guinness chocolate cake, Jameson and Guinness promotions and green beer all day.
• The Peddler’s Daughter (48 Main St., Nashua, 821-7535, will serve kegs and eggs starting at 8 a.m., Irish breakfast until 11 a.m., and corned beef dinner and other Irish dishes starting at 11 a.m. 
The River Casino & Sports Bar (53 High St., Nashua, 881-9060, will have specials all day, including green beer and corned beef and cabbage.
The Shaskeen (909 Elm St., Manchester, 625-0246, serve an Irish breakfast at 5:30 a.m., and first pints at 6 a.m. A special food menu will be served throughout the day, and a Guinness promotion will run from 5 to 6 p.m.  
Village Trestle (25 Main St., Goffstown, 497-8230, will serve corned beef and cabbage and other specials all day. 
The Yard (1211 S. Mammoth Road, Manchester, 623-3545, will have a corned beef and cabbage luncheon buffet for $14.95 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., corned beef plated dinners for $17.95 and an Irish dinner buffet for $19.95 from 4 to 9 p.m.
More food & drink events 
The Culinary Playground (16 Manning St., Derry, 339-1664, is offering an Irish-themed cooking class on Thursday, March 23, at 10 and 11:30 a.m., for kids age 3 through 6. Kids will mix, measure and shape the dough to make their own mini Irish soda bread. The cost is $16. Registration is required. 
Frederick’s Pastries (109 Route 101A, Amherst, 882-7725, will have a St. Patrick’s Day adult cake decorating class on Thursday, March 16, at 6:30 p.m. Create a “Mug O’ Beer” with chocolate, vanilla or purple velvet cake and frost it with buttercream. The cost is $65. Register online.
Ooo La La Creative Cakes of Meredith (455-2989, will host a St. Patrick’s-themed cake class for adults at Jump N Joy (477 Province Road, No. 3, Laconia) on Thursday, March 16, at 6 p.m. Create a 6-inch “Pot of Gold” cake with green and chocolate batter, vanilla or Baileys Irish Cream buttercream, fondant shamrocks and more. The cost is $35. Registration is required. 
The St. Paddy’s Run Before You Crawl 5K & Pub Crawl will take place Saturday, March 11, in Dover. The 5K will begin at 9:30 a.m., followed by a pub crawl at 11 a.m., which features downtown restaurants with food and drink specials. The cost is $40 for both the 5K and pub crawl, $25 for adults and $10 for kids for the 5K only, and $20 for the pub crawl only. Visit 
A Tasting of the Green will be held at Laconia Public Library (695 Main St., Laconia, 524-4775, at 4 p.m. Do a taste test of green foods and drinks and try to guess what they are. Tasting is free.
• The Victoria Inn Bed & Breakfast (430 High St., Hampton, 929-1437, is offering a St. Patrick’s Beer Lover’s Weekend package from Friday, March 17, through Sunday, March 19, which includes a two-night stay for two, a corned beef dinner, two full breakfasts and a Granite State Growler Tour Bus experience, starting at $450. The corned beef dinner is also open to the public for $12 and will be held at Victoria’s Kitchen (725 Lafayette Road, Hampton, 926-2076, facebook) on Friday from 3 to 8 p.m. 

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