St. Patty's Day food rundown, including (oh my) Guinness pie
This St. Patrick's Day, how about steering clear of the party buses (already called to active and heavy duty this past weekend) and finding a quiet, civilized place (or places) to enjoy the day.
Here's one way to eat your way through the whole day:
BREAKFAST: Get the day started by heading over to The Local for their $11.99 breakfast buffet. Usually served on weekends only, the pub is making an exception for the special Tuesday and is swinging its doors open early in honor of the day. The buffet will be served from 9-10:30 a.m. and will include scrambled eggs, creamy hash browns, bacon, sausage, fruit and pastries.
LUNCH: Named after the Irish playwright Oscar Wilde, it's only appropriate that Wilde Roast Cafe would honor St. Patrick's Day, right? The cafe, which is incidentally celebrating its five-year anniversary this month along with lots of specials, will be serving up an $8.50 lunch special of shepherd's pie made with Guinness-soaked beef.
DINS: For dinner, the Bryant Lake Bowl will have a $16.75 traditional Irish corned beef and cabbage dinner. The beef, from western Minnesota's Moonstone Farm (the BLB makes their burgers with Moonstone beef too) is being cured in-house (nice!) and will be served with potatoes.
ETC. Finish off your night with a pint or two at the Groveland Tap, which will have $5.50 pints of Guinness (cheapest in town the bar claims) and $4 pints of Finnegan's, Harp and Smithwick's. Bar's open til 1!
Off you go!