Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by saving green at Liza Byrd Boutique in the Shops at Kenilworth. Liza Byrd welcomes Trader Joe’s during their grand opening!
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Baltimoreans can get a head start on St. Patrick’s Day festivities when the St. Patrick’s Parade returns to Charles Street on Sunday.
Hot Plate: St. Patrick’s Day Festivities, Brunch at The Elephant, Wine at Cinghiale & Whole Hog at Le Garage
There’s plenty of green beer to be drunk this week, but there’s also mozzarella to be pulled, wine to be paired and a whole host of non-Irish food festivities to enjoy. Here’s a look at what Baltimore’s restaurants have planned this week:
In just a couple weeks, you’ll be seeing parades of green, Irish flags and maybe even green beer on tap at bars as Americans gather to celebrate their Irish heritage on St. Patrick’s Day. Down in D.C., Donald Trump plans to follow presidential tradition by hosting the Irish prime minister and Irish-American members of Congress at a St. Patrick’s Day ceremony. But if former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley has his way, Trump’s ceremonial bash will see record low turnout of elected officials.
Playwright and UB prof Kimberley Lynne travels to Ireland with students each summer–and, frankly, she sometimes encounters specters in her hotel room. Not that she minds, mind you. Happy St. Patrick’s Day tomorrow, readers.
We request the most haunted room, but 21 isn’t available—it’s very popular in summer. Instead, we reserve the adjacent room 22 in the 700-year-old Dobbins Hotel in quaint, Protestant Carrickfergus, just beyond Belfast at the gateway to the Antrim Coast (or as my favorite Catholic poet calls it “north of the wall”) and guarded by a dark, hulking Norman citadel. Two round stone towers flank crenulated walls. Brightly painted mannequin warriors point replica rifles out of battlements. Belfast Lough laps on one side of the castle and a wide expanse of lawn the other. King William of Orange’s diminutive statue guards the parking lot, fenced and life-sized, considering the Marine Highway’s constant traffic. In 1690, King Billy landed at the Carrickfergus sea wall on his way south to the Battle of the Boyne. Fresh bundles of flowers lie at his boots.
The luck of the Irish will be strong at Laurel Park on Saturday, March 12, when the park hosts its annual St. Paddy’s Day Pig Roast.
The party, organized by the Maryland Jockey Club, runs from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., with the first post time at 1:10 p.m. Throughout the day, there will be fantastic thoroughbred racing, including the $75,000 Caesar’s Wish Stakes and the $75,000 Private Terms Stakes.
In America, we pay attention to whatever percent of Irish we may happen to have in our blood, and get out the leprechauns and shamrocks on St. Patrick’s Day. But we tend to forget a less inviting element associated with the true meaning of the holiday: snakes.