TART St. Patrick’s
Win a dinner for two created by chef Josh Pebbles of TART on St. Patrick’s Day by correctly guessing how many green gummies are in a jar located in the lobby of The Farmer’s Daughter Hotel, located next to TART. The restaurant is also offering special drinks and Irish-themed menu items. Sip a honeydew ginger martini while enjoying Irish blood sausage over pristine gratin and braised shredded Brussels sprouts with bacon jus. Pebbles is serving roasted lamb loin with roasted fingerling potatoes, corned beef with crispy Brussels sprouts, Korean-style short rib in stout glaze with mashed potatoes and braised broccolini, and poached lobster with braised fennel, chives and lime cream. 115 S. Fairfax Ave., (323)556-2608.
The Woodman in Studio City is making The Fire Wood with Tequila, Lime Juice, Organic Agave, Jalapeños, Cucumber and Mint. The Woodman is located at 13615 Ventura Blvd
Sherman Oaks, (818) 386-9401
St. Patrick’s Day party on the patio
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at Whiskey Reds by wearing green on Friday, March 17. From 5 to 9 p.m., enjoy $4 green beer or Kilt Lifter ale, $5 Jameson shots, $7 Guinness and $8 Irish car bombs. A light buffet and music by The Molly Maguire Band are included. Advance tickets are $15; there is a $20 cover charge at the door. 13813 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey, (310)823-4522, whiskeyreds.com.
Viva Hollywood sip a Viva Margarita by Executive Beverage Director Erik Weatherford – made with Corralejo Silver, Lime, Cucumber, Mint, and Agave.
6350 Hollywood Blvd (323) 467-1350
Luck of the Irish at Birds & Bees
Dress in green and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. at Birds & Bees. The Irish Grasshopper cocktails are $8, as well as bar manager Bethany Ham’s Irish coffee made with Jameson Black Barrel whiskey, sugar, Amaretto cream, coffee and dark chocolate shavings. 207 S. Broadway, (213)537-0510.
HACHÉ LA is ‘magically delicious’
Enjoy a St. Patrick’s day Lucky Charms dessert at HACHÉ LA made with frozen custard, Lucky Charms cereal and Lucky Charms marshmallows after a hearty dinner. Fare includes 100 percent Angus sirloin chopped steak burgers with toppings such as bacon, avocado, caramelized onions, portobello mushrooms and a fried egg. They also serve homemade veggie patties made from toasted barley and leeks. Order Mick’s triple cooked fries or shepherd fries topped with meat, carrots, peas and corn. Mama’s Little Yella Pils is available by the glass or pitcher, and non-alcohol beverages include green mojito iced tea with lime, mint, green tea and sugar over ice. Hours are 11:30 a.m. to midnight. 3319 W. Sunset Blvd., (323)928-2963.
Enjoy Irish cuisine prepared by executive chef Paddy Aubrey at Hyperion Public. Try the HP19 sandwich made with corned beef, Swiss cheese, spicy Russian dressing and bacon coleslaw on toasted rye bread. The house-cured corned beef is served with sautéed cabbage. Aubrey also serves chicken boxty, an Irish potato pancake with chicken mushroom cream sauce. Guinness and Jameson Irish Whiskey are $12. 2538 Hyperion Ave., Silver Lake, (323)761-6440; 12969 Ventura Blvd., Studio City, (818)464-3750.
St. Patrick’s Day at The Raymond 1886
The Raymond 1886 is celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with a specialty cocktail by head barman Peter Lloyd-Jones. The Tipperary cocktail is made with Tyrconnell Irish Whiskey, Green Chartreuse and Carpano Antica. Executive chef Tim Guiltinan is serving Gaelic-style food including Salmon Creek pork belly, roasted duck and marinated young lamb with pepperoni roasted Brussels sprouts and mashed potatoes. 1250 S. Fair Oaks Ave., Pasadena, (626)441-3136.
Venice Whaler is offering food and drink specials on St. Patrick’s Day. The first 100 guests to arrive after 11 a.m. will receive a special surprise. Executive chef Nick Liberato serves a perfect shepherd pie for $14 with seasoned meat, tomatoes, carrots, celery and onion, topped with oven-browned whipped potatoes. Pair the dish with St. Patrick’s Day drink specials such as Miller Light drafts served in a complimentary St. Paddy’s Day cup, Guinness and Irish whiskey, and Tullamore Dew Irish Whiskey shots for $5. Traditional Guinness pints are $7. 10 W. Washington Blvd., (310)821-8737.
Neat green cocktails in West Los Angeles is the newest social hangout. Neat is celebrating on Friday, March 17 with Irish-inspired cocktails. Enjoy an Irish Spring made with Tullamore Dew, Green Chartreuse, lemon, ginger and a mint sprig garnish. Irish whiskey shots are also available. The bar focuses on high-quality and distinctive mezcals, bourbons and scotches. A selection of special wines and beers such as Smithwick’s Ale and classic Guinness stout is also available. 11780 W. Pico Blvd., (310)570-2869.
Dancing leprechauns at The Abbey
Find a rainbow in West Hollywood on St. Patrick’s Day at The Abbey, which will feature go-go dancing leprechauns and a dance floor. Wear green to avoid pinches from festive party-goers. 692 N. Robertson Blvd., (310)289-8410.
Irish delicacies and March Madness at Napa Valley Grille
The Westwood dining destination Napa Valley Grille will host lunch and dinner specials inspired by traditional Irish cuisine on Friday, March 17. Try Guinness-braised brats with apple chutney, pickled cabbage and whole grain mustard for lunch, and indulge in corned beef and cabbage with shredded corn beef, shiitake mushrooms, braised cabbage, pork belly, garlic mashed potatoes and whole grain mustard jus for dinner. Napa Valley Grille’s full bar serves seasonal hand-shaken cocktails, refreshing beers and smooth whiskeys. UCLA basketball fans can cheer on the team at Napa Valley Grille with bacon and bleu cheese Bruin burgers and beer brackets. During the first round of March Madness, a Bruin burger and beer is $12. During each round in which UCLA advances, $2 will be deducted from the special. Bruin burgers are made with a wagyu patty topped with onion thyme jam, bleu cheese, rosemary brown sugar braised bacon, butter lettuce and sauce gribiche on a toasted brioche bun, and served with a side of tater tots with harissa aioli. If the Bruins go to the final round, the beer and burger special will be $2. 100 Glendon Ave., #100. (310)824-3322.
33 Taps Silver Lake loves dogs
Dog owners can walk a furry friend to 33 Taps on St. Patrick’s Day and enjoy green craft beer paired with shepherd’s pie. 33 Taps Silver Lake offers 30 craft beers. The new doggie menu – Bone Appetit – is available on the outdoor patio. The menu for dogs includes Bark for Beef made with ground beef and rice, and Where’s the Turkey made with chopped turkey and rice. 3725 W. Sunset Blvd., (323)338-7777.