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Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Philly with Irish classics, cocktails, and more

12 March 2019 – This St. Patrick’s Day, the below restaurants and bars are serving up their own takes on Irish classics, such as Corned Beef Hash, Irish Soda Bread, Shepherd’s Pie, and more — sure to shamrock any Irish man, woman, or bandwagoners world.

From brunch specials to a cocktail recipe for the St. Patty’s Day party host, there are a variety of ways to celebrate.

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To celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, Baker Street Bread Company is going full-on Irish with a line-up of delicious bakes from the Emerald Isle. This week, bread lovers and Irish alike can grab a hearty Irish Soda Loaf ($7), snag a few tasty Irish Soda Scones (mini: $1, large: $2.75), or enjoy an Irish-American inspired sandwich.

For lunch, patrons can dig into The Tri Colored Corned Beef Sandwich ($9.50), a double-decker creation with corned beef, chopped veggies, and a wedge of Irish Soda Bread on the side. This piled-high sandwich is inspired by the Irish flag, with the green and orange vegetables coming together on a marbled white bread amidst juicy layers of corned beef.

These Irish creations are available all week at Baker Street Bread Company’s Chestnut Hill Bakery and Café.

8009 Germantown Avenue | 267-336-7410 | https://www.bakerstreetbread.com

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For those hosting their own St. Patrick’s Day party this year, Lee Noble, Mixologist at Art in the Age, Old City’s one-of-a-kind tasting room, home bar supply and bottle shop, has created the Ginger Prince, a festive cocktail made with AITA’s newest innovation, Ginger Quince Cordial. This St. Patty’s Day tipple, boasting orange and cold pressed carrot, is sure to have everyone feeling lucky this weekend, not just the Irish.

Cocktail Name: Ginger Prince

  • Ingredients:
    • 1 oz Ginger Quince
    • 1 oz Brothership Irish American Whiskey
    • 3/4 oz Cold Pressed Carrot
    • 1/2 oz Pressed Cara Cara Orange
    • Parsley garnish
  • Preparation Procedures:
    1. Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice
    2. Shake and fine strain into a chilled coupe glass
    3. Garnish with parsley

Ginger Quince retails for $49.99 and is available at Art in the Age while supplies last.

116 North 3rd Street | 215-922-2600 | http://artintheage.com

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On St. Patrick’s Day, Urban Farmer, located off the historic Logan Square, will be offering two delicious Irish specialties. For brunch, patrons can enjoy the Irish-American favorite, Corned Beef Hash ($18), with beets, kale, fingerling potatoes, sunny egg, chive, and béarnaise. To round out the day, the classic Irish Shepherd’s Pie ($17) will be available for dinner with peas, carrots, ground lamb, and Yukon potatoes.

1850 Benjamin Franklin Parkway | 215-963-2788 | https://urbanfarmerphiladelphia.com

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Photo Credit: Baker Street Bread Company

-Eleanor King